Childhood, Youth and Religious Identity: Mapping the Terrain

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This chapter outlines the broader interdisciplinary field of emerging academic work on childhood, youth, and religious identity, identifying and investigating the geography that can be found within it. It begins by outlining the foundations of the field, before introducing the concept of religious identity and some of its key features. The chapter then goes on to explore a range of cross-cutting themes including socialization, agency, expression, and belonging. The role of geographical concepts and perspectives are considered in each of these four sections. The chapter ends with reflections on future directions and challenges for the study of religion and religious identity in geographies of children and young people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIdentities and Subjectivities
Subtitle of host publicationGeographies of Children and Young People
EditorsTracey Skelton, Nancy Worth, Claire Dwyer
Place of PublicationSingapore
ISBN (Electronic)9789812870230
ISBN (Print)9789812870223
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameGeographies of Children and Young People


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