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 #145

                                                Donald Trump.         […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #144

Constables notifying the men at the “kafeneia” (coffeehouses), so that the information would reach the women and children. Also, “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”. Οι χωροφύλακες που κάνουν ενημέρωση στους «άντρες» στα […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #143

Me and my cousins crammed at the open cargo area of my uncle’s pickup truck, driving to the village where the grown-ups were going to vote. We were having a […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #142

I was 4 years old, it was my birthday. October 1962. All my uncles and my parents were listening to the radio. It was the Bay of Pigs Crisis. Would […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #141

I was 5 years old on Sep. 11, 2001. I remember the teacher crying, and being dismissed early from class. Once I got home, I remember watching the news with […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #140

I’m not fond of the elections, because one time I voted and I didn’t get any position! I’d like to have been elected President. Δε μου αρέσουν οι εκλογές γιατί […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #139

I was 3,5 years old in my mom’s arms, among a lot of people. We were looking at students who were on a hunger strike (Athens, 1964, Law 114). 3,5 […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #138

It was the 1979 UK election. I was 8, and my class had a discussion about the election with the teacher. I cant remember it. Inf act, I only know […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #137

My father going to the European Social Forum in Genoa in 2001, where Carlos Juliani was shot dead by the carabinieris. I think I about 8 years old.

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Earliest political memory of the day #136

I recall Alf Garnett in a TV show Till Death Do Us Part (circa 1966) saying in a dismissive tone : “Harold Bloody Wilson” and thinking I wonder who that […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #135

Ήμουν 9 χρονών όταν το πρωί στην αυλή, υπήρξε μια αναστάτωση. Οι νοικοκυρές είχαν πλησιάσει τις χαμηλές μάντρες που χώριζαν τις ιδιοκτησίες τους και με συνωμοτικό ύφος συζητούσαν ταραγμένες. Προσπαθούσα […]

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Earliest political memory of the day #134

Placing “Vote No” leaflets under doors at the time of Australian referendum to make Australian Communist Party illegal 1951. I was 9 years old.

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