Photo/stories from the field: portrait of an ethnographer

Christos Varvantakis and Melissa Nolas explore what it means to be an ethnographer and do ethnographic research, highlighting the value of play as a research method

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Photo/stories from the field: lunch encounters and ethnographic distractions

Food, a full plate of memory, and an anthropology of not paying attention: Christos Varvantakis explores the materiality of food in research settings.

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Photo/stories from the field: Do greens stand for fire-blocks or for nature-preservation?

Christos Varvantakis reflects on walking practices and embodied encounters with green space and the environment

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Photo/stories from the field: the photo-camera has a video function!

Early in the research we provided each child with an inexpensive digital photographic camera to use as part of the data production. The idea was that children would make pictures […]

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Photo/stories from the field: Configuring matters

Christos and Melissa reflect on ‘configuring matters’ as a research method to help rethink popular social science representations of relationships

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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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