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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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