Idioms of childhood: 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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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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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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What do we mean by ‘circuits of social action’? (A first stab of many, no doubt…)

Activism, citizenship, social consciousness and beyond: what are circuits of social action? Dr Nolas explores the what and when of childhood social action

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What’s in a name?

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas explores the importance of relationships in understanding children’s participation

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London Calling

Dr Nolas explores the ‘neighbourhood’ through a child’s eye: play spaces, geographical mapping and the creation of childhood publics

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