Children, young people and ‘disability’: challenging children's geographies?

  title={Children, young people and ‘disability’: challenging children's geographies?},
  author={Michelle Pyer and John Horton and Faith Tucker and Sara Ryan and Peter Kraftl},
  journal={Children's Geographies},
  pages={1 - 8}
This editorial puts forward a selection of papers which were first presented at the 2007 Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), in a session entitled Children, young people and ‘disability’. The session drew together researchers from a range of disciplines – and with a variety of interests related to the lifeworlds of ‘disabled’ children and young people – to discuss research conducted in a range of diverse settings… 
Disabilities, urban natures and children’s outdoor play
Abstract Normative, widely circulated discourses about the value of outdoor, natural play for children overwhelmingly marginalize the experiences of families with disabled children, who can often
‘What about my voice’: emancipating the voices of children with disabilities through participant-centred methods
ABSTRACT Children with diverse physical, communication and/or cognitive impairments are often overlooked as active research participants. This paper challenges and lays bare norms and constructs,
Critical psychologies of disability: boundaries, borders and bodies in the lives of disabled children
Attending to the ways in which bodies and subjectivities are constituted in social environments is not simply a concern of social geographers but an emerging interest in critical psychology,
Diverse spaces of childhood and youth: gender and other socio-cultural differences
1. Diverse spaces of childhood and youth: gender and other socio-cultural differences 2. Place, children's friendships, and the formation of gender identities in a Slovak urban neighbourhood 3.
Belonging and exclusion in the lives of young people with intellectual disability in small town communities
Research in three Australian small town communities participated in pictorial mapping and photo-rich methods to explore belonging and exclusion and links between these, finding that young people’s feelings of comfort and safety with local spaces and people were important for their sense of belonging.
Hyper-diversity in/and geographies of childhood and youth
ABSTRACT This paper reviews recent work on childhood, youth and diversity in geography. It argues for a need to move from conceptualisations of super-diversity to notions of hyper-diversity. Such a
Bounded at the driveway’s edge: body-space tensions encountered by children with mobility impairments in moving about the neighbourhood street
ABSTRACT Research has shown the neighbourhood as an influential environment concerning children’s independent mobility and activity participation. However, its influence on the everyday experiences
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Everyday travel for families with children using wheelchairs: parents’ perceptions of constraints and adaptation strategies
ABSTRACT There is a norm assuming high mobility in the Western world today, which can increase the social and geographical exclusion of those who have limited possibilities to travel, such as people


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