Rethinking ‘safe spaces’ in children’s geographies

Natalie Djohari, Gitanjali Pyndiah, Anna Arnone

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In this editorial, we provide a preliminary definition of ‘safe spaces’ before exploring how the collected authors have taken a fresh approach to understanding ‘safe spaces’ though a geographical lens. Until now, the material ‘location’ of safe spaces have remained under theorised, but by turning attention to how children and young people co-produce and bring safe spaces into being through their situated practices, this Special Issue provides rich ground for re-evaluating why places ‘matter’ in children’s lives. This editorial maps out those common threads that are uncovered across a diverse collection that spans playful protest in Johannesburg, family food struggles in Warsaw, to the theatrical parodies of second generation Somali youth in London.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-355
Number of pages5
JournalChildren’s Geographies
Issue number4
Early online date23 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

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