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Young people's everyday landscapes of security and insecurity

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins, Dr Matt Benwell



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Debates about ‘security’ rarely feature children or younger people; research with children and young people seldom focuses upon issues traditionally found within security studies. Building upon longstanding debates about political geographies of youth and political participation as well as feminist geopolitics and emerging discussions about children’s and young people’s geopolitics, we chart young people’s everyday landscapes of security and insecurity. Key themes explored here include: secure pasts and insecure futures; ontological security and insecure selves; online security and digital insecurities; home(land) securities and insecure households and families; andglobal securities and insecure worlds.

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Author(s): Hopkins P, Hörschelmann K, Benwell M, Studemeyer C

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Social and Cultural Geography

Year: 2018

Volume: 20

Issue: 4

Pages: 435-444

Online publication date: 24/04/2018

Acceptance date: 21/03/2018

ISSN (print): 1464-9365

ISSN (electronic): 1470-1197

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2018.1460863