Researching everyday childhoods: time, technology and documentation in a digital age

Thomson, Rachel, Berriman, Liam and Bragg, Sara (2018) Researching everyday childhoods: time, technology and documentation in a digital age. Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781350011748

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Abstract

How can we know about children’s everyday lives in a digitally saturated world? What is it like to grow up in and through new media? What happens between the ages of 7 and 15 and does it make sense to think of maturation as mediated? These questions are explored in this innovative book, which synthesizes empirical documentation of children’s everyday lives with discussions of key theoretical and methodological concepts to provide a unique guide to researching childhood and youth. Researching Everyday Childhoods begins by asking what recent ‘post-empirical’ and ‘post-digital’ frameworks can offer researchers of children and young people’s lives, particularly in researching and theorising how the digital remakes childhood and youth. The key ideas of time, technology and documentation are then introduced and are woven throughout the book’s chapters. Research-led, the book is informed by two state of the art empirical studies – ‘Face 2 Face’ and ‘Curating Childhoods’ – and links to a dynamic multimedia archive generated by the studies.

Item Type: Book
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Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Subjects: L Education
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Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 13:27
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2020 10:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72821

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