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Tammi T. (2019) Mold. In: Rautio P., Stenvall E. (eds) Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods. Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3161-9_2

Mold. Breathing well at the wastelands? : indoor climate change in schools and the daily lives of arctic children

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Author: Tammi, Tuure1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202001142164
Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2019
Publish Date: 2021-01-02
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Abstract

Breathing well at the wastelands? Indoor climate change in schools and the daily lives of arctic children is a chapter by Tuure Tammi. In his chapter he creates a vision about the indoors, and especially indoor-air, as a natural-cultural entanglement. He does this by looking at “mold schools” as an example of entanglement where indoor-air materializes as an issue of environmental health. When concerning children, healthy indoor-air becomes even more important. Tuure discusses how adults take children into consideration and how the children are and can be agents in the matter at hand. He points out that children in many ways are considered as ‘generalized subjects’ even though they are seen to ‘practice their environment’. Tuure shows different ways in which humans are tangled with microbes and how this entanglement is changed through technologies. He concludes by stating how the phenomenon of “mold schools” shows the ways in which nature remains inside buildings and how this materialization matters to children in different ways.

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Series: Children. Global posthumanist perspectives and materialist theories
ISSN: 2523-3416
ISSN-L: 2523-3416
ISBN: 978-981-13-3161-9
ISBN Print: 978-981-13-3160-2
Pages: 17 - 34
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3161-9_2
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3161-9_2
Host publication: Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhood. An Everyday Life Perspective
Host publication editor: Rautio, Pauliina
Stenvall, Elina
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
520 Other social sciences
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Copyright information: © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3161-9_2.