Alter-Childhoods: Biopolitics and Childhoods in Alternative Education Spaces

  title={Alter-Childhoods: Biopolitics and Childhoods in Alternative Education Spaces},
  author={Peter Kraftl},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={219 - 237}
  • Peter Kraftl
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Psychology
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
In this article, I consider “alter-childhoods”: explicit attempts to imagine, construct, talk about, and put into practice childhoods that differ from perceived mainstreams. I critically examine alter-childhoods at fifty-nine alternative education spaces in the United Kingdom. I analyze alternative education spaces through the lens of biopolitics, developing nascent work in children's geographies and childhood studies around hybridity and biopower. I focus on two key themes: materialities and… 
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