Love and Agency in Ethnographic Fieldwork with Children
Analysing emotions such as love can enable new ways of understanding human relationships and deepen reflexive ethnographic practice. Love in research with children, however, carries a unique set of implicationsKeep reading
Where have all the children been? Children’s unseen contributions to pandemic survival
Amidst the pandemic chaos of 2020 we asked, where have all the children gone? In our podcast that year for AAA’s Raising our Voices we drew attention to children’s silencing in COVID-19 policy and media reports, speculated on the consequences…Keep reading
What does drawing do for the anthropology of childhood?
Part of the series “Graphic Ethnography on the Rise” published in Fieldsites’ Theorizing the Contemporary. Cite As: Spray, Julie. 2022. “What Does Drawing Do for the Anthropology of Childhood?.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Fieldsights, July 28. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/what-does-drawing-do-for-the-anthropology-of-childhoodKeep reading
What do Arts-Based Methods Do?
A Story of (what is?) Art and Online Research with Children During a Pandemic By Julie Spray, Jean Hunleth and Hannah Fechtel Spray, Julie, Hannah Fechtel, and Jean Hunleth. 2022. “What Do Arts-Based Methods Do? A Story of (What Is)…Keep reading
Drawing Perspectives Together: What Happens When Researchers Draw With Children?
What happens when researchers draw with children?Keep reading
Book Review: Drawing as Ethnographic Practice Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method. By Andrew Causey. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.Making Comics. By Lynda Barry. Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2019. “Drawing is undergoing a revival in anthropology. A…Keep reading
Adults Don’t Know Everything
Adults don’t know everything. This is a story of what we learned from talking to kids about asthma.Keep reading
Not Breathing Easy: A Graphic Narrative
Tasha’s infant daughter Kayleigh was diagnosed with asthma at the E.R., and Tasha was sent home with a nebuliser “breathing machine” and albuterol. Tasha has continued administering albuterol to Kayleigh ever since, including every morning before Kayleigh gets up for…Keep reading
Inequitable mobilities: intersections of diversity with urban infrastructure influence mobility, health and wellbeing
“The institutionalised privileging of Western paradigms in decision-making and the enduring nature of infrastructure converge to perpetuate an ‘infrastructural violence’ (Rodgers and O’Neill 2012) upon Aotearoa’s Māori peoples, inflicting harms that include inequitable mobility, greater exposure to risky or mobility-constrained…Keep reading
Where have all the Children Gone? Against Children’s Invisibility in the COVID-19 Pandemic
“The problem here is that Abby’s, Chiko’s and Teuila’s experiences with TB and RF programming have been invisible to the adults who design and fund the health programmes that shaped their lives. And we see this troubling trend in public…Keep reading
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