Environment in the lives of children and families: Perspectives from India and the UK

Examines how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society

Abstract

How do environmental policies link to dynamic and relational family practices for children and parents? This Policy Press Short presents innovative cross-national research into how ‘environment’ is understood and negotiated within families, and how this plays out in everyday lives. Based on an Economic and Social Research council (ESRC) study that involved creative, qualitative work with families in India and the UK who live in different contexts, this book illuminates how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society. In doing so, it contributes to understanding of the ways in which families and childhood are constructed as sites for intervention in climate change debates. In an area that is increasingly of concern to governments, non-governmental organisations and the general public, this timely research is crucial for developing effective responses to climate change.

Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, following the lives of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) over 15 years. Young Lives is funded by the UK Department for International Development.

Citation

Phoenix, Anne, Janet Boddy, Catherine Walker and Uma Vennam (2017): Environment in the lives of children and families: Perspectives from India and the UK. Bristol: Policy Press

Environment in the lives of children and families: Perspectives from India and the UK

Published 1 September 2017