© 2015

Children’s Spatialities

Embodiment, Emotion and Agency

  • Abigail Hackett
  • Lisa Procter
  • Julie Seymour

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Spatial Perspectives and Childhood Studies

    1. Abigail Hackett, Lisa Procter, Julie Seymour
      Pages 1-17
  3. Senses and Embodiment

  4. Emotion and Relationships

  5. Spatial Agency

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 198-204

About this book


Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, architecture and geography, and international contributors, this volume offers both students and scholars with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of childhood a range of ways of thinking spatially about children's lives.


Children childhood families place space embodiment emotion agency spatialities anthropology architecture children Familie Museum Nation photography politics sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Abigail Hackett
    • 1
  • Lisa Procter
    • 1
  • Julie Seymour
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of HullUK

About the editors

Matej Blazek, Loughborough University, UK. Elizabeth Curtis, University of Aberdeen,UK. Helle Skovbjerg Karoff, Aalborg University, Denmark. Natalia Kucirkova, The Open University, UK. Kerstin Leder Mackley, Loughborough Design School, UK. Roxana Moro? anu, Loughborough University, UK. Sarah Pink, RMIT University, Australia. Mona Sakr, Middlesex University, UK. Caterina Satta, University of Ferrara, Italy. Helen Woolley, University of Sheffield, UK.

Bibliographic information


“This collection will appeal to anyone interested in the spatial workings of children’s everyday social processes. In the field of children’s spatialities, it will facilitate interdisciplinary conversations that move both children’s geographies and childhood studies forward. The book contributes to the field regarding, in particular, how to theorise about and research very young children’s embodied, emplaced experiences and knowledge, and how their bodies become physically entangled in their social and material worlds through recurrent movement and embodied interaction.” (Danielle van der Burgt, Children's Geographies, Vol. 16 (2), June, 2017)