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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Photo/Stories from the field: Can we play now? 

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks about child participants’ own research agendas, and using playing and games as methodology

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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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Photo/Stories from the field: Sampling in the wild 

I spent the time between September 2014 until August 2015 creating the London ‘sample’ and from January 2014 onwards was also doing fieldwork with the children as they started to […]

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Boys, football and politics: Children in Political Campaign Ads

As the election in Greece approaches, a tense atmosphere has overtaken the city of Athens. Political ads, of any form and medium, are flooding the public discourse, as is to be expected in pre-election times, let alone in the context of such a crucial election. Among the television ads of political parties, unsurprisingly, there are some that depict children.

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Ethnography of the city

Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes sampling with ethnography and how the very notion of ‘childhood’ gets figured temporally, spatially, and through disciplines

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Earliest political memory of the day #103

Benazir Bhutto’s Assasination in 2008! (PAKISTAN) I remember getting more than two weeks off due to political instability. An my mother crying because she was her favourite

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Earliest political memory of the day #102

So I was with my mother and father and my brother at those riots against an american Base. They wanted to build one? or was it already there? I’m not […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #101

I must have been 5 or 6 years old, and a communist aunt used to take me with her on the communist youth festivals in Athens. I remember those pleasantly, […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #100

i was about 10 years old & saw a political leaflet in the post box in Romania. The local politician was Dan Cârlan (will always remember the name) & ever […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #99

When I was 5 in North Carolina my mum told me to sit while my class did the Pledge of Allegiance. She made me promise never to join in.

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Earliest political memory of the day #98

When I went to the houses of Parlament I went with my school and it was interest. It was also very fun because I went with my friend’s. And what […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #97

Darfur Genocide  WAR Invasion of Iraq   WAR 9/11                    TERRORISM

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Earliest political memory of the day #96

Hitler – understanding it properly after reading a book English class – English boy started accusing Germans for what Hitler did

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Earliest political memory of the day #95

Age: +-3 years old Memory: ‘Al Gore 2000’ stickers on surfaces in house, mom & dad leaving me with grandparents to go to NATO summit in D.C.

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Earliest political memory of the day #94

I was about 9 years old when the Yugoslavian war broke and I was at school hearing the military aircrafts flying over and feeling scared.

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Earliest political memory of the day #93

witnessing racism for the first time in secondary school, when one of my male friends was called the ‘N’ word.

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Earliest political memory of the day #92

Earliest memory was seeing a communications book in church asking the priest/God our father forgiveness for his sins. Part of the IRA when signed. Watching the TV when DIRA [P.IRA] […]

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