Based on involved creative, qualitative work with families in India and the UK who live in different contexts, this book illuminates how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society. It contributes to understanding of the ways in which families and childhood are constructed as sites for intervention in climate change debates.
Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Sciences, UCL Institute of Education and from 2016-8 is the Erkko Professor at the Helsinki University Collegium for Advanced Studies. Janet Boddy is Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex, where she directs the cross-disciplinary Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY). Catherine Walker is a Research Associate in Human Geography at the University of Leicester; in 2016, she completed her PhD at the UCL Institute of Education in London. Uma Vennam is Professor of Social Work and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of SPMVV, the Women's University in Tirupati, where she leads qualitative research in India for the Young Lives study (www.younglives.org.uk).
Everyday engagement with climate change; Ways of understanding family practices across contexts; Environmental affordances and the work of everyday family lives; Environmental concerns, identities and practices; Children are the future? Power, generation and environmental practices; Negotiating environments in children's and families' everyday lives.