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Biosocial Research Network Seminar: Plastic Childhoods

Room 139, School of Education (Building R19)
Social Sciences
Tuesday 11th December 2018 (13:00-14:00)
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Peter Kraftl

You are warmly invited to the latest Biosocial Research Network Seminar with Professor Peter Kraftl, Chair in Human Geography and Leverhulme Research Fellow

This talk will reflect on the initial stages of a project that seeks to instigate a critical analysis of 'plastic childhoods'. It will cut through manifold concerns about the state of contemporary Western childhoods to examine the many ways in which children's lives are entangled with the plastics circulating through social, ecological, hydrological and technological systems. It will develop interdisciplinary approaches virtually without precedent in social-scientific childhood studies, including nanoscience and social media analyses. Thus it will discuss how we might develop a more multi-faceted view of how plastics (literally) enter and leave children's lives, their bodies, and their environments, across scales ranging from the very tiny (the nano) to the global. 

This event is free but please register your attendance.

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