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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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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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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Ethnography of the city

Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes sampling with ethnography and how the very notion of ‘childhood’ gets figured temporally, spatially, and through disciplines

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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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Which children?

The challenges of sampling for an international study: the importance of emblematic cases in qualitative longitudinal studies

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