Photo/stories from the field: inside out

Melissa Nolas shares an extract from her fieldnotes, where a reaction to a sarong in a window emblematizes the boundary work in ethnographic research

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Photo/stories from the field: do you obey your husband?

Melissa Nolas describes research encounters on the thresholds: fleeting feelings, conversations, and experiences on the way out the door

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Photo/stories from the field: those books of fieldwork and parenting you know don’t exist

Melissa Nolas explores some of the emotionality in fieldwork relationships of care and concern between researchers and participants

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Photo/stories from the field: postcards and polaroids

Melissa Nolas describes the use of postcards and polaroids as a cultural intervention to challenge the dominant cultural narratives of childhood

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Photo/stories from the field: anonymous portraits and other practices in the ethics of representation

Melissa Nolas explores how the use of photography and anonymous portraits helped to overcome some of the challenges in the ethics of representation

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A summer reading and viewing challenge…

Over the next few months, we are looking to build up a resource for those of us involved in the teaching of childhood and youth studies, in whatever guise or disciplinary space, with an emphasis on the relationship between childhood and public life, children’s participation, childhood agency, and children’s politics.  We ask for your assistance in creating an arts & hums reading/viewing list for childhood and youth studies students and researchers.

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Photo/stories from the field: field notebooks, cameras and stickers

Visual methods were at the heart of the multimodal ethnography used in the Connectors Study. In our second visit to family homes we gave each child a small Nikon digital […]

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Photo/stories from the field are back!

Last summer we ran a 12-part series called ‘photo/stories from the field’. You can read the entries here. The photo/stories from the field are back again this summer with another […]

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Experimenting with ‘live methods’

The Connectors Team reflect on our recent exhibition as ‘live methods’ and offer a summary of the work we’ve been doing during 2017

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In Common: what’s in a name?

How do children encounter, experience, and engage with public life? How having things ‘in common’ has influenced our forthcoming exhibition and book

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