Feeling good / feeling bad: Environmental affects of childhood
Childhood and Youth Studies Network Seminar with Dr Kate Cairns
Friday 19 May 2023, 3pm-4.30pm
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In this seminar, Kate Cairns explores the affective politics of environmental education initiatives centering the agentic child. Reflecting on personal memories from her own rural childhood in Ontario, Canada, alongside ethnographic research with youth in the city of Camden, New Jersey, USA, she considers how the prospect of environmental change becomes a question of good and bad feeling located within the individual child rather than the slow violence of racial capitalism.
Dr Kate Cairns is an associate professor of childhood studies at Rutgers University. Her work approaches the politics of childhood from a feminist lens, encompassing sites of neoliberal education reform, maternal foodwork, and youth urban agriculture.
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