Asphalt kids and the matrix city: Reminiscences of childrens' urban environmental history
2011 (English)In: Urban History, ISSN 0963-9268, E-ISSN 1469-8706, Vol. 38, no 2, 301-323 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Existing research in urban environmental history is often characterized by a narrow viewpoint or limited material reflecting the rationalist approach typical of white, middle-aged, middle-class and educated men. This orientation risks overlooking the viewpoint of the majority of urban dwellers: ordinary men, women, children, the elderly and different ethnic groups. The article focuses on the urban environmental history of children, because childhood forms the foundation for our relationship with nature. Environmental reminiscences offer fruitful material for the study of children's urban environmental history as well as children's contemporary relationships with the urban landscape. The article integrates aspects of urban history, environmental history and evolutionary psychology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 38, no 2, 301-323 p.
Children urban environment history
barn urban miljö historia
Research subject Historical Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28047DOI: 10.1017/S0963926811000423OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-28047DiVA: diva2:845233