Recent debates within the field of geographies of children and young people have highlighted the political tensions associated with the use of particular forms of knowledge about the body, brain, and behavior in the practices of governing “life itself”. This chapter offers an introduction to these debates. It uses the emergence of educational and social policies directed at children’s brains and influenced by neuroscientific knowledge to illustrate some of the geographical issues at stake in the making up of the biopolitical child.
|Title of host publication||Politics, Citizenship and Rights|
|Editors||Kirsi Pauliina Kallio, Sarah Mills, Tracey Skelton|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Feb 2016|