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Towards inclusive geographies? Young people, religion, race and migration

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins, Dr Katherine Botterill



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In this article, we discuss the challenges associated with moving towards more inclusive geographies. We argue that one mechanism for doing so is to give greater attention to the contested everyday geographies of young people. We reflect upon a research project involving 382 young people from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds that employed a framework of everyday geopolitics, intersectionality and place. Specific attention is given to issues of national identity, migration and mobility, and misrepresentation. We use this article to call upon geography teachers and educators to consider the importance of young people's geographies. We include both a focus on the everyday geographies of the students in our classrooms and the inclusion and integration such issues into the geography curriculum.

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Author(s): Hopkins P, Botterill K, Sanghera G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Geography

Year: 2018

Volume: 103

Issue: 2

Pages: 86-92

Print publication date: 31/07/2018

Online publication date: 11/08/2020

Acceptance date: 01/07/2018

Date deposited: 16/04/2021

ISSN (print): 0016-7487

ISSN (electronic): 2043-6564

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1080/00167487.2018.12094042


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AH/K000594/1Arts & Humanities Research Council-AHRC (formerly AHRB)