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Shifting research methods with a becoming-child ontology: Co-theorising puppet production with high school students

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posted on 2016-02-01, 00:00 authored by Eve MayesEve Mayes
The conception of the child that a researcher holds has implications for research methods. This article adds to work that mobilises Deleuze and Guattari’s becoming-child in Childhood Studies, exploring what their conceptual tools do to research methods and analysis. I map how puppet production emerged as a research method during an ethnography at a high school and how the students and I co-theorised the methodological value of puppet production. Exploring one particular puppet production, it is argued that puppet productions, analysed with young people, may open up conceptual possibilities, but must be examined alongside the dynamic conditions of their creation and analysis.

History

Journal

Childhood

Volume

23

Pagination

105-122

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0907-5682

eISSN

1461-7013

Language

English

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Copyright notice

2015, The Author

Issue

1

Publisher

SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD