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: A dog’s statue (and the story behind it)

On modern fables and story-telling in public space: Christos Varvantakis shares an excerpt from the field

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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: 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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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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The orator on the bus

Sevasti-Melissa Nolas describes public transport being used as a site for political talk

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Research Encounters with Activism and Solidarity Movements in Athens

Since I came to Athens and started  fieldwork for the Connectors Study, I have been engaged into researching (and trying to make sense of) activism and solidarity movements here. There are […]

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Primary Education and Austerity Cuts in Greece

  Our field visit in Athens (with Sevasti-Melissa Nolas) took off with a couple of very constructive meetings. We ‘ve met and discussed our project sampling and methodology with our local advisory […]

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Athens, in the Midst of Crisis

The socio-cultural effects of the financial crisis have also reanimated an active engagement in public life and political talk

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