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Parenting in the Anthropocene

Parenting in the Anthropocene

Freerange Press

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Humans are changing the world in extremely complex ways, creating a new geological age called the Anthropocene. How do we – as parents, caregivers and as a society – raise our children and dependents in this new world?

This multi-author book explores ways to ensure the health and wellbeing of the next generations, with a view to encouraging inclusivity and critical discourse at a time of climate crisis, inequality and polarisation. From tikanga Māori and collective care in child-rearing through to new family forms, futures literacy, and shifting economic paradigms and societal structures, Parenting in the Anthropocene is a reflection of both the world we live in and the one we aspire to.

The contents:

  • Bountiful - Emily Writes (writer & mother)
  • Parenting in the first 1000 days: Moving towards equity - Amanda Malu (CEO of Whānau Āwhina Plunket)
  • Stories for the children of the Anthropocene - Jess Berentson-Shaw (researcher & advocate)
  • The future is ours to design and build - Dr David Galler (intensive care specialist)
  • Inheriting climate disruption - Mia Sutherland (youth climate-change activist)
  • When do we talk about childlessness? - Briohny Doyle (writer & lecturer)
  • Reproductive and familial futures in Aotearoa New Zealand - Nicola Surtees, PhD (academic & former ECE teacher)
  • Poipoia te kākano: Nuturing tamariki Māori - Leonie Pihama (Te Ātiawa, Waikato, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi)
  • Be kind - Brannavan Gnanalingam (writer & lawyer)
  • Futures literacy and youth resilience: Educating for the future - Amy L. Fletcher, PhD (academic & futurist)
  • Are our children capitalism’s succession plan? - Sacha McMeeking (researcher & commentator)
  • Books for challenging times: Children and youngsters - Terrisa Goldsmith (librarian)
  • Books for challenging times: Caregivers - Jane Keenan (librarian)

Featuring Emily Writes, Jessica Berenton-Shaw, Dr David Galler, Brannavan Gnanalingam and more

Radical Futures

Freerange Press


Date Published:
June 2021