‘Hot bubbly poo’: navigating children’s scatological humour at school

Kirby, Perpetua (2019) ‘Hot bubbly poo’: navigating children’s scatological humour at school. Entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography, 2 (1). pp. 6-10. ISSN 2516-5860

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Abstract

This paper examines children’s use of scatological language, encountered during an ethnography in a primary school. The humour and emotion of such language conveys something of the power and hierarchy in schools, including my own research practices. Scatological language offers children a trope for achieving shared moments of humour with the researcher, and a way to navigate the research relationship and the emotions of their participation. The paper illustrates how attending to these practices and affects can support children to renegotiate what they can do and be within school research contexts.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 14:16
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 14:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/87319

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