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‘An instruction in good citizenship’: scouting and the historical geographies of citizenship education
This paper examines informal citizenship training for youth and the historical geographies of education over time through analysing the Scout Movement in Britain and its activities in the first half
Cultural–Historical Geographies of the Archive: Fragments, Objects and Ghosts
This article reviews the increasingly diverse ways in which geographers are engaging with archives. Although traditionally associated with historical geography, cultural–historical geographers have
Scouting for girls? Gender and the Scout Movement in Britain
This article brings a feminist geopolitics to bear upon an analysis of the Boy Scout Movement in Britain in order to illustrate how an emphasis upon seemingly banal, embodied practices such as
Intervention: The Impact Agenda and Human Geography in UK Higher Education
Our focus in this intervention is on the critical yet diverse ways the recent impact agenda has been understood, approached, engaged with or resisted by geographers. In particular, we have brought
Surprise! Public historical geographies, user engagement and voluntarism
This paper aims to expand understandings of ‘public geographies’, not usually associated with historical geography, through considering voluntarism. It seeks to bring together debates on research
Introduction: geographies, histories and practices of informal education
In a 1943 survey of British youth work, Arthur Morgan described a range of youth clubs and organisations as ‘training place[s] in the social art of citizenship’ (p.102). Seventy years later, these
National Citizen Service: A Geographical Approach
This three year project examined the state’s motivations behind, the voluntary sector’s engagement with, and young people’s experiences of, National Citizen Service. National Citizen Service (NCS) is
Voice: sonic geographies of childhood
ABSTRACT This article uses the sonic geographies of childhood as an entry point into long-standing and important debates in the sub-discipline on ‘voice’. The article uniquely explores children’s
Complex geographies of play provision dis/investment across the UK
This introductory paper sets the context for a collection of 10 papers examining, Best of times to worst of times? Appraising the changing landscape of play in the UK. It is argued that the