John Horton
University of Northampton
127Publications
18H-index
1,142Citations
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Area 2.19
Faith Tucker9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Northampton),
John Horton18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Northampton)
Fieldwork is central to the identity, culture and history of academic Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES). However, in this paper we recognise that, for many academic staff, fieldtrips can be a profoundly challenging ‘ordeal’, ill-conducive to wellness or effective pedagogic practice. Drawing upon research with 39 UK university-based GEES academics who self-identify as having a mental health condition, we explore how mental health intersects with spaces and expectations of fieldwo...
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in Children's Geographies 1.87
Peter Kraftl22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Birmingham),
John Horton18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Northampton)
ABSTRACTThis article provides a reflection on Skelton and Valentine's (1998. Cool Places: Geographies of Youth Cultures. London: Routledge.) book ‘Cool Places’. The article focuses upon the excitement, vitality and sense of challenge that the book afforded when the two authors first encountered it. From these personal memories, the article then offers two sets of wider considerations. In the first, and prompted by the authors’ use of the book in their teaching, it articulates how useful, relevan...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Environment and Planning D-society & Space 2.47
John Horton18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Northampton),
Peter Kraftl22
Estimated H-index: 22
Reflecting on a study of children’s outdoor play in a ‘white, working class estate’ in east London, this paper argues that social-material processes that are characteristically massy, indivisible, unseen, fluid and noxious have, problematically, remained hidden-in-plain-sight within multidisciplinary research with children and young people. For example, juxtaposing qualitative and autoethnographic data, we highlight children’s vivid, troubling narratives of swarming rats, smearing excrement, and...
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Peter Kraftl22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Birmingham),
Jose Antonio Perrella Balastieri1
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(Sao Paulo State University)
+ 7 AuthorsCristiana Zara1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Birmingham)
This paper critically analyses pervasive contemporary discourses that call for children and young people to be ‘reconnected’ with nature and natural resources. Simultaneously, it reflects upon emerging forms of nexus-thinking and policy that seek to identify and govern connections between diverse sectors, and especially water, energy and food. Both of these fields of scholarship are concerned with connections, of different kinds, and at different spatial scales. Based on a large-scale, mixed-met...
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Published on Jul 4, 2018in Children's Geographies 1.87
John Horton18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Northampton)
ABSTRACTThis essay reflects upon a particular moment at the end of Chris Philo’s Children’s Geographies lecture [see Philo 2016. “‘Childhood is Measured Out by Sounds and Sights and Smells, Before the Dark Hour of Reason Grows’: Children’s Geographies at 12.” Children’s Geographies 14 (6): 623–640. doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1187896], when discussion turned to cuddly toys. I recall a particular mood constituted in and by this moment: of apparent bashfulness, hesitancy, things-left-unsaid, and dis...
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Published on Dec 6, 2017
Pia Christensen3
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Sophie Hadfield-Hill3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsPeter Kraftl22
Estimated H-index: 22
Urban living has dramatically changed over the past generation, refashioning children’s relationships with the towns and cities in which they live, and the modes of living within them. Focusing on the global shift in urban planning towards sustainable urbanism - from master planned ‘sustainable communities’, to the green retrofitting of existing urban environments - Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments offers a critical analysis of the challenges, tensions and opportunities for chil...
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Published on Dec 6, 2017
Pia Christensen3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Sophie Hadfield-Hill5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 1 AuthorsPeter Kraftl22
Estimated H-index: 22
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Published on Nov 17, 2017in Social & Cultural Geography 1.57
John Horton18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Northampton)
AbstractNormative, widely circulated discourses about the value of outdoor, natural play for children overwhelmingly marginalize the experiences of families with disabled children, who can often experience outdoor/natural play as a site of hard work, heartache, dread, resignation and inadequacy. This paper presents findings from research with 60 North London families with children aged 5–16 who have a statutory ‘Statement of Special Needs’. Focusing on these families’ experiences of visiting des...
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in Area 2.19
John Horton18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Northampton)
This paper draws on five successive, comparable studies of English young people's experiences and opinions of debt, conducted between 2004 and 2014. The paper makes three main contributions to conceptualisations of geographies of young people and economic change. First, I evidence how multiple forms of indebtedness have become increasingly commonplace, taken-for-granted, normative, efficacious constituents of many young people's everyday geographies in England over the last decade. Second, I arg...
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