Photo/stories from the field: encountering emotions in the field

Vinnarasan Aruldoss explores messy emotions in everyday life, and calls for a new framework to recognise the value of emotion and affect in research

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Photo/stories from the field: the traffic, fear, and the city

Vinnarasan Aruldoss reflects on how children’s experiences of public places impact everyday life, play, visiting friends, and navigating neighbourhoods

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Photo/stories from the field: the curtain as a signifier of ‘private’ and ‘public’ in the research space

Vinnarasan Aruldoss explores the ways participants create symbolically private and public spaces through material practices

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Photo/stories from the field: A note on play in children’s research

The concept of play has attained an undisputable place in childhood scholarship where the naturalisation and orthodoxy is hardly been questioned in theory and practice until recently (see Cook, 2016). […]

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Photo/Stories from the field: An encounter with an unsolicited stranger

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes strangers interrupting research dynamics and flows, touching on the ethical challenge for privacy in close-knit communities

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Photo/Stories from the field: Adults in child research

What happens to ethics when the process of conducting research itself becomes public? What do we do when adults or parents intervene in data collection?

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Photo/Stories from the field: Banter in fieldwork

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes moments of banter and teasing in fieldwork, and how these help in building research relationships with children

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Photo/Stories from the field: Ethics and place

In Hyderabad, we usually go on a spree of doing fieldwork in hot summer, as that’s the time schools shut down for long vacation. On a day the temperature was […]

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Desire lines (3)

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss explores desire lines, and the analytical threads of understanding ‘emotion’ as an axis point between body and publics/public sphere

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Reflexive reading through cultural lens

Following the first Connectors reading group held at Sussex we have recently organised our inaugural reading group meeting at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in Hyderabad, our local […]

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