Childhood publics in search of an audience: reflections on the children’s environmental movement

Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa. 2021. Childhood publics in search of an audience: reflections on the children’s environmental movement. Children’s Geographies, 19(3), pp. 324-331. ISSN 1473-3285 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The essay reflects on the children's environmental movement from the perspective of cultural theory, as well as the authors' own and others’ research on children’s encounters, experiences and engagement in public life. The concepts of political knowingness, childhood publics, and listening publics are evoked to think through the surprise that the children's environmental movement generated in the public sphere. The idiom is positioned as an audience ‘hearing aid’ for turning babbling into political messages. In so doing we find that the messages from the children’s environmental movement are not out of place in the current humanities and social sciences literatures on the Anthropocene.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2021.1906405

Keywords:

childhood publics, activism, animals, nature, listening, political knowingness

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
15 March 2021Accepted
25 March 2021Published Online
2021Published

Item ID:

29890

Date Deposited:

26 Mar 2021 10:21

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2021 00:59

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/29890

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