Dr Christos Varvantakis explores ‘coming of age’ tropes and temporalities in childhood play, and how ethics and anonymity are understood and enactedRead More
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Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes moments of banter and teasing in fieldwork, and how these help in building research relationships with childrenRead More
Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks parenthood, work-life balance, and the challenge of sleep-deprivation when conducting social researchRead More
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 following instance is a vivid example of strategic thinking around avoiding being punished – and yet getting credit for one’s artwork! — Who drew …Read More
In Hyderabad, we usually go on a spree of doing fieldwork in hot summer, as that’s the time schools shut down for long vacation. On a day the temperature was running as high as 45’c in the afternoon, we were up for a visit to Bhavana, one of our research participants that lives in a …Read More