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Political geographies of youth can be defined as the politics of young people across differing geographical and environmental landscapes, geo-economic contexts, and spatial domains. It is also understood as a new subfield of research within childhood studies and the related subfield of children’s geographies. This entry provides an overview of the differing kinds of research inquiries that constitute this field and shape the meaning of political geographies of youth. This entry also highlights the challenges within contemporary research on the politics of youth geographies and suggestions for future directions of research.

Putting Young People Into the Picture

In describing the political geographies of youth and research within this field, it is important to highlight that, the category of youth often includes children and young adults. Since childhood ...

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