Nick Lee, associate professor, Center for Education Studies, University of Warwick.
Nick Lee, associate professor, Center for Education Studies, University of Warwick. Foto privat.

Residual Childhoods?

Residual childhood names those partial aspects of children’s lives in which their lifestyles or life processes are affected by the residues of material flows initiated by human activity.
Nick Lee asks whether children can be caught up in material flows in such a way that they themselves become configured as residue. The examples he uses to illustrate and explore this concept are drawn from recent instances of climate migration and urban air pollution.

Biography

Dr. Nick Lee is Director of Research at Warwick University’s Centre for Education Studies. He integrates Childhood Studies, Science Studies and Education. ‘Childhood and Bio-politics: Climate change, life processes and human futures’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) examines relationships of power, youth and generation in contexts of biotechnological innovation and climate change.

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