Lost in translation?

Dr Martin Bittner reflects on his own research and experiences of working across cultures, exploring a theory and methodology of translation

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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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Desire lines (4)

On April 26 this year I had the opportunity to participate and contribute to a workshop on improving responses to child sexual exploitation (CSE) that was organised by the University […]

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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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Call for papers, Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of Contemporary Social Science Political activism across the life-course. Papers are invited that explore how citizens participate in society. What leads them to participate, and what […]

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Writing across borders

Exploring the relationship between childhood and public life: Collaborative writing across disciplines, countries, and technologies

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Why today’s ‘kids’ strike’ is an important civics lesson for all

Melissa Nolas examines the way that children’s civics and political actions are understood in the media and in the public consciousness

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The referendum in Greece and the reflexes of social scientists

Melissa Nolas and Christos Varvantakis question some of the epistemological issues of social scientists reacting immediately to public events

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Inviting in the Figure of the Political Child

Rebecca Webb explains the influence of Rancière’s work on the project, and how notions of ‘rights’ and the ‘political’ child can be interrupted and disrupted by our participants

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