Photo/Stories from the field: The computer in the room

Dr Christos Varvantakis describes the impact of technology, computer games, and mobile phones on childhood games across the Connectors Study

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Photo/Stories from the field: A dog’s statue (and the story behind it)

On modern fables and story-telling in public space: Christos Varvantakis shares an excerpt from the field

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Photo/Stories from the field: To part with one’s dolls

Dr Christos Varvantakis explores ‘coming of age’ tropes and temporalities in childhood play, and how ethics and anonymity are understood and enacted

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Photo/Stories from the field: Who drew that castle?

  One of the things we’ve been interested in the connectors are negotiations: practices, strategies and techniques employed by children to negotiate their wants, their time, play, food, obligations etc. The […]

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Political activism across the life course: Special issue for Contemporary Social Science

A special issue that Melissa, Vinnarasan and me have edited for Contemporary Social Science,’Political activism across the life course‘ has just been published! The publishing of the issue rounds up a […]

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Desire lines (2)

Children’s map-making can move beyond representations to critically project desires and critique relationships to life beyond the domestic and private

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Earliest political memory of the day #66

It happens when I was in kindergarten at age 5 or 6, in the mid 1990s. One day I watched television news when playing toys. The news was about governor […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #61

From when Apartheid was ending in South Africa and so the western consumer boycott of South African produce was being lifted, I remember being in a grocer’s shop with my […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #60

Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands war being on the telly.

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Earliest political memory of the day #59

I grew up in former Yugoslavia. Tito, the socialist leader of the post WWII Yugoslavia, died on the 4th of May 1980. I was 7 years old at the time. […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #58

My mother telling me “that man is ruining the country” as President Ronald Reagan spoke on television.

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Earliest political memory of the day #57

Children at school chanting ‘Maggie Thatcher, milk snatcher’.

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