This edited collection presents stories of children and young people’s entanglements with times of ongoing crisis in the Anthropocene. The authors use biographical narratives and arts-based methodologies to further the discussion surrounding young people’s well-being, resilience, and enterprise. Through these stories, they seek to critically engage with the literature on the Anthropocene and interrogate concepts such as agency, structure, and belonging.
Peter Kraftl is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Peter Kelly is Head of UNESCO UNEVOC at RMIT University, Australia, and Professor of Education in the School of Education.
Diego Carbajo Padilla is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).
Meave Noonan is an Associate Researcher at UNESCO UNEVOC at RMIT University, Australia.
Ana Sofia Ribeiro is a Research Fellow at Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Portugal.
Deborah MacDonald is a Senior Research Associate and Manager of the Young Lives Research Lab at York University, Canada.
1. Climate Change Faith: Posthuman Art Education and Multifaith Futures, Marissa Wilcox and Anna Hickey-Moody
2. I Am From Here: Rural Youth Belonging after Wildfire in Portugal, Ana Sofia Ribeiro
3. Confident, Creative and Enterprising Young People? The School Strike for Climate and Lessons for Australian Education, Meave Noonan and James Goring
4. Participation is the New Consumption, Selena de Carvalho
5. We Are All Children of Mapu ñuke: Youth Voices for Transitions Towards Sustainable Development and Education in a Common World, Pablo Aránguiz, Deborah MacDonald and Kate Tilleczek
6. Water as Common Matter of Concern: Preschool Children, a Researcher and Engineers Meet and Share Knowledge About Two Preschool’s Neighbourhoods, Teresa Elkin Postilla
7. Equipping Young People for a Changing World? Experiences and Expectations of the Expansion of Schooling in Lesotho, Nicola Ansell
8. Racism in Chilean Classrooms: Encounters and Struggles of Identities, Estefanía Henríquez Aldayuz
9. Reacting to Uncertainty: The University Students as Homo Promptus, Lucas Walsh and Rosalyn Black
10. Ecologies of Care and the Cultivation of Wellbeing in the Anthropocene Youth and the Relational Worlds of Gardens in Vanuatu, SW Pacific, Jean Mitchell
11. Young People, Asinotherapy and Trust: Experimental Sociologies for the Anthropocene, Diego Carbajo Padilla
12. ‘The River was Death’: Childhood and Youth Memories on Bonds, Pollution and the Transformation of the Nervión River in Post-Industrial Metropolitan Bilbao, Sandra González Durán
13. Well-Being, Resilience and Enterprise in the Chthulucene: A Visual Autoethnography, Seth Brown
Afterword: Spoken Word for the Anthropocene (II), Martxel Mariskal Balerdi