Researching Transnational Childhoods

Zeitlyn, Benjamin and Mand, Kanwal (2012) Researching Transnational Childhoods. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38 (6). pp. 987-1007. ISSN 1369-183X

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This paper reflects on experiences of conducting research with transnational children. It brings together criticisms from within anthropology of the conceptualisation of stable and bounded fields, and discussion of conceptual and methodological approaches to researching children and childhoods. Taking research with British Bangladeshi transnational children as a case in point, the paper addresses the challenge of conducting research with transnational and fast-changing communities, arguing that it requires the use of multi-sited methods, an awareness of power relations at research sites, the building of a good rapport with the children and a range of methodological approaches set within long-term ethnographic engagement with research participants.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Transnational Migration and the Study of Children
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
Depositing User: Benjamin Zeitlyn
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 13:17
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 13:17
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