Temporality, Space and Place in Education and Youth Research, Paperback / softback Book

Temporality, Space and Place in Education and Youth Research Paperback / softback

Edited by Julie McLeod, Kate O’Connor, Nicole Davis, Amy (University of Melbourne, Australia) McKernan

Part of the Local/Global Issues in Education series

Paperback / softback

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This book explores the everyday ways in which time marks the experience of education as well as the concerns and methods of education and youth research.

It asks: what do we notice afresh and what comes into sharper view when temporality becomes a focal point?

What theories and ways of seeing offer new angles onto temporality in interaction with space and place?

In responding to these questions, the book engages with approaches from sociology, history, and cultural and policy studies.

It brings critical attention to the movement and layers of time in the memories, aspirations and orientations of educational actors – across lives, generations and diverse places.

Informed by the politics of local/global relations and new transnational formations, the chapters feature case studies located in Australia, the UK, India, South Africa, the Philippines and Finland.

Topics examined include processes of social and educational differentiation in disruptive times, affective practices, intergenerational dynamics, collective memory, archiving, mobilities and migration, school spaces and difficult histories.

The authors grapple with what is involved methodologically in interrogating the times and places of education – including the construction of educational ideas, problems and policy solutions – and in historicising the time and places from which we research, write and work.


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