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Essential weekly readings will be made available to students on Learn under module content and will be updated each year.

Archambault, J. (2012) 'It can be good there too': home and continuity in refugee children's narratives       of       settlement',       Children's       Geographies       10(1),       pp.       35-48. (Available via University of Suffolk Summon)

Christensen, P.H. (2000) 'Childhood and the cultural construction of vulnerable bodies', in Prout, A.  (ed.)   The body, childhood and society.  Hampshire:  Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 38 – 59.

Christensen, P., James, A. and Jenks, C. (2000) ‘Home and movement: children constructing family time’, in Holloway, S. and Valentine, G. (eds.) Children’s geographies: playing, living, learning.  pp.120 – 134

Dobson, M. (2009) 'Unpacking children in migration research', Children's Geographies. 7(3), pp.355-360. (Available via University of Suffolk Summon).

Hopkins, P., and Hill, M. (2008) 'Pre flight experiences and migration stories: the accounts of unaccompanied asylum seeking children', Children's Geographies 6(3), pp. 257-268.

Gallacher, L. (2006) 'The terrible twos: gaining control in the nursery?',Children's Geographies, 3(2), pp. 243-264.

Leonard, M. (2005) 'Children, childhood and social capital: exploring the links', Sociology 39(4), pp. 605-622. Available via Summon.

Moss, S. (2012) Natural childhood report. No place: The National Trust. Available at:

Pike, J. (2008) 'Foucault, space and primary school dining rooms', Children's Geographies, 6(4), pp.413-422. Available via Summon.

Prosser, J. and Loxley, A. (2008) Introducing visual methods', ESRC NCRM review paper. Southampton: National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).Available at:

Ross, N. (2007) 'My journey to school: foregrounding the meaning of school journeys and children's engagements and interactions in their everyday localities’, Children's Geographies, 5(4), pp. 373-391.

Yantzi, N.M., Young, N.L. and Mckeever, P. (2010) 'The suitability of school playgrounds for physically disabled children', Children's Geographies, 8(1), pp.65-78.