The planet is dying. Our earth’s climate has reached a point where it can no longer regulate itself. Fires, floods, and natural disasters are sweeping countries across the world. What does it mean to be a child citizen in the Anthropocene? Can we teach children a posthuman civics that can care for the more-than-human world? Extending on the concepts of ‘little publics’ and ‘posthuman citizenships’, this book progresses these notions with a view to modelling, and better understanding, posthuman publics and civics. Using experimental methodologies, the authors develop original, robust ways of understanding children's subcultural civic practices founded on care for the more than human.
Anna Hickey-Moody is a professor of Media and Communications at RMIT University and an Australian Research Council Fellow 2017-2021.
Linda Knight is an associate professor of Early Childhood Education at RMIT University.
Eloise Florence is a research associate at RMIT University.
Chapter 1. Mapping Key Debates in Childhood Studies and Posthumanism
Chapter 2. Posthuman Publics
Chapter 3. Posthuman Civics
Chapter 4. Methods: Enacting Publics and Civics
Chapter 5. Urban Publics
Chapter 6. Urban Civics
Chapter 7. Climate Change and the End of Childhood
Chapter 8. Participatory Community-Building with Transnational Others
Chapter 9. New Geographies of Praxis