Children representing themselves through photographs

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Photography has been commonly used as a research tool in studies of childhood/children. However images of school children in official documentation are rarely taken or chosen by children and may not reflect their real experiences. This research considered the photographs taken by year six primary school children of their school and the images they chose to represent themselves. Subsequent interviews with children revealed attitudes to school, the importance of playground relationships in the construction of gender, leading to the concept of ‘borderlands’ inhabited by some boys who adopt non-hegemonic masculinities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmall-Scale Research in Primary Schools
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader for Learning and Professional Development
EditorsKimberly Safford, Mary Stacey, Roger Hancock
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781315881225
ISBN (Print)9780415585606, 9780415585590
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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