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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Photo/Stories from the field: To part with one’s dolls

Dr Christos Varvantakis explores ‘coming of age’ tropes and temporalities in childhood play, and how ethics and anonymity are understood and enacted

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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: ‘I hope we are not boring you?’

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks parenthood, work-life balance, and the challenge of sleep-deprivation when conducting social research

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Photo/Stories from the field: Who drew that castle?

  One of the things we’ve been interested in the connectors are negotiations: practices, strategies and techniques employed by children to negotiate their wants, their time, play, food, obligations etc. The […]

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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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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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Photo/Stories from the field

Forty-five children and their families across each city (Athens, Hyderabad, London) have taken part in the Connectors Study. Our initial fieldwork with these children and families lasted 18 months from […]

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Desire lines (2)

Children’s map-making can move beyond representations to critically project desires and critique relationships to life beyond the domestic and private

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Desire lines (1)

I started writing this post en route back from Manchester and the British Sociological Association 2017 Annual Conference where the Connectors Study research team attended to present our work. We […]

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