van Blerk, Lorraine

Professor

  • 1462 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
20012020

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2020

Editorial introduction to Children’s Geographies Sponsored lecture section: generational orderings and Geographies of Children and youth

Holt, L., Blazek, M., Benwell, M. C. & Van Blerk, L., 2020, In : Children's Geographies. 18, 2, p. 125-127 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

In the Shadow of a Pandemic: Harare's Street Youth Experience COVID-19

Chitsiku, S., Hunter, J., Maunzeni, V., van Blerk, L. & Shand, W., 1 Jul 2020, University of Dundee.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Temores por el futuro: la inconmensurabilidad de la seguritización y las in/seguridades entre los jóvenes de África del Sur

Translated title of the contribution: Fears for the future: the incommensurability of securitisation and in/securities among southern African youthAnsell, N., Hajdu, F., van Blerk, L. & Robson, E., 4 May 2019, In : Social and Cultural Geography. 20, 4, p. 507-533 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2018

Building Assets on the Streets: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

Hunter, J., van Blerk, L. & Shand, W., 19 Dec 2018, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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Friendship on the Streets: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

Hunter, J., van Blerk, L. & Shand, W., 1 Aug 2018, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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The Rights of Street Children and Youth

Hunter, J., van Blerk, L. & Shand, W., 1 May 2018, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
160 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Entangled Identities Inside and Outside: Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison

van Blerk, L., 8 May 2017, Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology. Moran, D. & Schliehe, A. K. (eds.). United Kingdom: Springer , p. 13-42 30 p. (Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Growing up on the Streets: A Story Map by Accra's Street Youth

Hunter, J., van Blerk, L. & Shand, W., 2017, University of Dundee.

Research output: Other contribution

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Play on the Streets: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

Hunter, J., van Blerk, L. & Shand, W., Aug 2017, 4 p. United Kingdom : StreetInvest.

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13 Citations (Scopus)
182 Downloads (Pure)

Resilience on the Streets: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

Hunter, J. & van Blerk, L., Nov 2017, 4 p. United Kingdom : StreetInvest.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
82 Downloads (Pure)

The economic capabilities of street youth: growing up on the streets of Ghana, DRC and Zimbabwe

Shand, W., van Blerk, L. & Hunter, J., 26 Mar 2017, Labouring and Learning. Abebe, T., Waters, J. & Skelton, T. (eds.). Singapore: Springer , (Geographies of Children and Young People; vol. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2016

Africa Consultation Report for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Children in Street Situations

Turgut, N., van Blerk, L., Shand, W., Shanahan, P., Hunter, J., Gbeglo, S., d’Aquin Rubambura, T. & Chitsiku, S., 2016, University of Dundee. 29 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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AIDS-affected young people's access to livelihood assets: exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern Africa

Ansell, N., Hajdu, F., van Blerk, L. & Robson, E., Aug 2016, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 46, p. 23-34 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
176 Downloads (Pure)

Economic Practices of African Street Youth: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, and Zimbabwe

Shand, W., van Blerk, L. & Hunter, J., 28 Jan 2016, Labouring and Learning. Abebe, T., Waters, J. & Skelton, T. (eds.). Singapore: Springer , Vol. 10. p. 1-21 21 p. 1. (Geographies of Children and Young People; vol. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Growing up on the Streets: Knowledge Exchange Training Pack

Bennett, J., van Blerk, L., Bray-Watkins, S., Bretherton, K., Chitsiku, S., Gbeglo, S., Hunter, J., Rubambura, T. DA., Shanahan, P. & Shand, W., Jan 2016, StreetInvest.

Research output: Other contribution

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Health and Wellbeing of Street Children and Youth

Hunter, J., Shand, W. & van Blerk, L., 12 Oct 2016, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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111 Downloads (Pure)
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9 Citations (Scopus)
300 Downloads (Pure)

Mega-Sporting Events, Rights and Children’s Everyday Lives: Exploring the Impact of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup

Rodriguez, A., van Blerk, L., Fernandes, F., Mendel, J., Rizzini, I., McEleavy, P. & Fyfe, N., 9 Mar 2016, Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat. Ansell, N., Klocker, N. & Skelton, T. (eds.). Singapore: Springer , p. 1-23 23 p. (Geographies of Children and Young People; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Safe Movement in the City: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

van Blerk, L., Shand, W., Shanahan, P. & Hunter, J., Jun 2016, 4 p. http://www.streetinvest.org/guots : StreetInvest.

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Street Children as Researchers: Critical Reflections on a Participatory Methodological Process in the “Growing Up on the Streets” Research Project in Africa

van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., 2016, Methodological Approaches. Evans, R., Holt, L. & Skelton, T. (eds.). Singapore: Springer , Vol. 2. p. 1-20 20 p. (Geographies of Children and Young People; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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The relational spaces of mentoring with young people 'at risk'

Smith, F., Blazek, M., Brown, D. M. & van Blerk, L., 2016, Emotional States: Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance. Jupp, E., Pykett, J. & Smith, F. (eds.). London: Taylor & Francis, p. 217-231 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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‘It’s good but it’s not enough’: the relational geographies of social policy and youth mentoring interventions

Smith, F. M., Blazek, M., Brown, D. M. & van Blerk, L., 2 Oct 2016, In : Social & Cultural Geography. 17, 7, p. 959-979 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
194 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Accessing Food on the Street in Three African Cities

Shand, W., van Blerk, L. & Hunter, J., 9 Mar 2015, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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Biographical interviews as emotional encounters in street youth’s lives: the role of research in facilitating therapeutic intervention

van Blerk, L. & van Blerk, D., 2015, Children’s Emotions in Policy and Practice: Mapping and Making Spaces of Childhood. Blazek, M. & Kraftl, P. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 189-203 15 p. (Studies in Childhood and Youth).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The Voices of Street Children and Youth: Knowledge Exchange in Three African Cities

van Blerk, L., Hunter, J. & Shand, W., 21 Oct 2015, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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Work and Earnings of Street Children and Youth

Shand, W., Hunter, J. & van Blerk, L., 31 Aug 2015, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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2014

Berg-en-See street boys: merging street and family relations in Cape Town, South Africa

van Blerk, L., 2014, Children and Young People’s Relationships: Learning across Majority and Minority Worlds. Punch, S. & Tisdall, K. (eds.). 16 ed. London: Routledge, Vol. 79-94.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Learning from young people about their lives: using participatory methods to research the impacts of AIDS in southern Africa

Ansell, N., Robson, E. & van Blerk, L., 14 Mar 2014, Children and Young People as Knowledge Producers. Porter, G., Townsend, J. & Hampshire, K. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Methodology: Longitudinal, Participatory Research with Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Mar 2014, 4 p. StreetInvest.

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Progressing street children's rights and participation in policy evidence from South Africa

van Blerk, L., 2014, Children's lives in an era of children's rights: the progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa . Imoh, A. T-D. & Ansell, N. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge, p. 191-207 17 p. (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)
18 Citations (Scopus)

Research Principles and Conceptual Framework

van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Jan 2014, 4 p. England : StreetInvest.

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Shelter and Young People Living on the Streets in Three African Cities

Shand, W., van Blerk, L. & Hunter, J., 1 Jun 2014, 4 p. England : StreetInvest.

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2013

New street geographies: the impact of urban governance on the mobilities of Cape Town's street youth

van Blerk, L., 2013, In : Urban Studies. 50, 3, p. 556-573 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Rural young people's opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in globalised southern africa: The limitations of targeting policies

Hajdu, F., Ansell, N., Robson, E. & Van Blerk, L., 1 Jan 2013, In : International Development Planning Review. 35, 2, p. 155-174 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Berg-en-See street boys: merging street and family relations in Cape Town, South Africa

van Blerk, L., 2012, In : Children's Geographies. 10, 3, p. 321-336 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Homeless People: Street Children in Africa

Van Blerk, L., 31 May 2012, International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Netherlands: Elsevier, p. 127-131 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Learning from young people about their lives: using participatory methods to research the impacts of AIDS in southern Africa

Ansell, N., Robson, E., Hajdu, F. & van Blerk, L., 2012, In : Children's Geographies. 10, 2, p. 169-186 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

The spatial construction of young people's livelihoods in rural southern Africa

Ansell, N., van Blerk, L., Robson, E. & Hajdu, F., 1 Dec 2012, In : Geography. 97, 3, p. 135-140 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Youth policy, neoliberalism and transnational governmentality: A case study of lesotho and Malawi

Ansell, N., Hajdu, F., Robson, E., Van Blerk, L. & Marandet, E., 21 Mar 2012, Critical geographies of childhood and youth: Contemporary policy and practice. Bristol: Policy Press, p. 43-59 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Children, youth and the city

Hörschelmann, K. & van Blerk, L., 2011, Abingdon: Routledge. 244 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

1 Citation (Scopus)

Income-generating activities for young people in southern Africa: exploring AIDS and other constraints

Hajdu, F., Ansell, N., Robson, E., van Blerk, L. & Chipeta, L., 1 Sep 2011, In : Geographical Journal. 177, 3, p. 251-263 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)
6 Citations (Scopus)