Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorKathrin Hörschelmann, Rachel Colls

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Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatize unruly youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young peoples lived and performed, embodied subjectivities.

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Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatize unruly youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young peoples lived and performed, embodied subjectivities.

KATHRIN HORSCHELMANN is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Durham, UK. She has published articles in several international journals and her book publications include The City, Children and Youth, Public Spheres after Socialism, and Spaces of Masculinities.RACHEL COLLS is Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Uni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.86 × 5.68 × 0.82 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230201385

ISBN - 13:9780230201385

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Table of Contents

Introduction--K. Hrschelmann &--R. Colls
Reflections on Bodies that Matter: Childhood, Identities &--Spatiality in the 1990s--G. Valentine
PART I: Imagining Bodies
Introduction for Part I--K. Hrschelmann &--R. Colls
Femininity and Body Image: Promoting Positive Body Image in the Culture of Slenderness; S. Grogan
Mimesis and Alterity: Representations of Race in Childrens Films-- K. Wells
How do Children Taste? Young People and the Production and Consumption of Food;  E. Probyn
Deviant Femininities: The Everyday making and unmaking of Criminal Youth-- C. Alexander
Commentary on Part I-- S. Ruddick
Part II: Disciplining Bodies
Introduction for Part II; K. Hrschelmann &--R. Colls
Childhood Obesity-- R. Colls & J. Shucksmith
Health Visiting in Anxious Times;  P. Dale
The Cultural Politics of Asylum, Racialised Hierarchies and Age Assessment: The Contested Bodies of Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children and Young People--P. Hopkins &--M. Hill
Childrens Bodies Working and Caring in Sub-Saharan Africa-- E. Robson
Militarized Bodies: The Militarization of Childrens Lives-- I. Solomon &--M. Denov
Commentary on Part II-- E. Gagen
Part III: Performing Bodies
Introduction for Part III; K. Hrschelmann &--R. Colls
Embodying and Destabilising (dis)ability and Childhood-- L. Holt
Stigma, Health Attitudes and the Embodiment of Youth(ful) Identities: Understandings of Self and Other-- N. Beale
Time for Bed! Childrens Bed-time Practices, Routines and Affects-- P. Kraftl &--J. Horton
Geographies of Intoxication: Drug taking Spaces and the Performance of Gender-- K. OBrien
AIDS, Mobility and Commercial Sex in Ethiopia-- L. van Blerk
Commentary on Part III--R. Panelli