Book Launch: Temporality, Place and Space in Education & Youth Research

Join us for the Launch of a new edited collection, Temporality, Place and Space in Education & Youth Research (Routledge 2023) by Julie McLeod, Kate O’Connor, Nicole Davis and Amy McKernan.

When: 2 November 2023, 12:30pm
Where: Rm 713–714, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 100 Leicester Street, Carlton, 3053.
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Temporality, Place and Space in Education & Youth Research, edited by Julie McLeod, Kate O’Connor, Nicole Davis and Amy McKernan, explores the everyday ways in which time marks the experience of education as well as the concerns and methods of education and youth research. It asks: what do we notice afresh and what comes into sharper view when temporality becomes a focal point? What theories and ways of seeing offer new angles onto temporality in interaction with space and place?

The book engages with approaches from sociology, history, and cultural and policy studies. It brings critical attention to the movement and layers of time in the memories, aspirations and orientations of educational actors – across lives, generations and diverse places. Informed by the politics of local/global relations and new transnational formations, the chapters feature case studies located in Australia, the UK, India, South Africa, the Philippines and Finland. Topics examined include processes of social and educational differentiation in disruptive times, affective practices, intergenerational dynamics, collective memory, archiving, mobilities and migration, school spaces and difficult histories.

The authors grapple with what is involved methodologically in interrogating the times and places of education – including the construction of educational ideas, problems and policy solutions – and in historicising the time and places from which we research, write and work.

Please note: this event was initially scheduled for 5 October. Due to industrial action at the University of Melbourne, we have moved the launch to 2 November.

Thanks to the Social Transformation & Education Research Hub for allowing us to launch the book as part of their regular lunchtime Brown Bag seminar.

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