Dr Christos Varvantakis describes the impact of technology, computer games, and mobile phones on childhood games across the Connectors Study
On modern fables and story-telling in public space: Christos Varvantakis shares an excerpt from the field
Dr Christos Varvantakis explores ‘coming of age’ tropes and temporalities in childhood play, and how ethics and anonymity are understood and enacted
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 […]
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 […]
Children’s map-making can move beyond representations to critically project desires and critique relationships to life beyond the domestic and private
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 […]
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 […]
Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands war being on the telly.
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. […]
My mother telling me “that man is ruining the country” as President Ronald Reagan spoke on television.
Children at school chanting ‘Maggie Thatcher, milk snatcher’.