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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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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