The challenges of ‘Children's Geographies’: a reaffirmation

  title={The challenges of ‘Children's Geographies’: a reaffirmation},
  author={John Horton and Peter Kraftl and Faith Tucker},
  journal={Children's Geographies},
  pages={335 - 348}
The majority of papers published in this edition of Children’s Geographies were first presented at the New Directions in Children’s Geographies conference held at The University of Northampton, UK, on 7–8 September 2006. At this event, more than 40 research papers were presented by authors from a dozen different countries, and from diverse backgrounds and career stages. Their work addressed manifold aspects of children and young people’s everyday geographies in diverse socio-historical contexts… 
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