Photo/stories from the field: postcards and polaroids

Melissa Nolas describes the use of postcards and polaroids as a cultural intervention to challenge the dominant cultural narratives of childhood

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A summer reading and viewing challenge…

Over the next few months, we are looking to build up a resource for those of us involved in the teaching of childhood and youth studies, in whatever guise or disciplinary space, with an emphasis on the relationship between childhood and public life, children’s participation, childhood agency, and children’s politics.  We ask for your assistance in creating an arts & hums reading/viewing list for childhood and youth studies students and researchers.

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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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Drawing, sounds and play: understanding children’s viewpoints and participation

Francesca Vaghi reflects on our Making Connections workshop and explores how idioms can be used for interpretation and analysis of ‘mundane’ everyday life

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In Common: what’s in a name?

How do children encounter, experience, and engage with public life? How having things ‘in common’ has influenced our forthcoming exhibition and book

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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 (3)

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss explores desire lines, and the analytical threads of understanding ‘emotion’ as an axis point between body and publics/public sphere

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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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