Author Archives: processofdesire

The Transformative Mind by Prof. Anna Stetsenko: Reviewing & Expanding Vygotsky’s Approach

Allan Prout concluded “The Future of Childhood” calling for interdisciplinary dialogue – among others – between the new sociology of childhood and the Vygotskian tradition of developmental psychology (2005, p. 145). I am soon moving to the University of Leeds … Continue reading

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Gender & Pedagogy in South Korea: An Analysis of Online Discussions by Minkyung Kwon, University of Sheffield

A very interesting dissertation study has recently been conducted by Minkyung Kwon, MA student at the University of Sheffield. The study aimed at investigating the perspectives of the Korean online commenters about gender norms in the educational settings. A particular online news … Continue reading

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Outlines – Critical Practice Studies: Vol 19, No 1 now online

We are happy to announce that Outlines – Critical Practice Studies Vol. 19, No. 1 is now online. Outlines is a publication providing a forum for theoretically and empirically informed debates about the relationships between individual subjects, social structures, and historically developed … Continue reading

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Child directed play: A study by Jessica Breese (Sheffield Univ.)

The importance of the role of play in early years education in England is emphasised through the Early Years Statutory Framework (2014). The United Nations highlight the case for play provision as a child’s right, however, an appreciation must be … Continue reading

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New book series on (Post-) Critical Global Studies in Spanish, Portuguese & English

We are very happy to announce our new book series on (Post-) Critical Global Studies. This book series focuses on critical and post-critical research in the broader area of social sciences. It aims to establish a vivid movement of ideas … Continue reading

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Dr Shakuntala Banaji: New media, old inequalities: Approaching youth, creative politics and digital media across social class, gender and geography

Over the past seventeen years Shaku Banaji’s research around young people, politics and creativity has interrogated the role and affordances of new and emerging digital media in processes of social change. From refugee children connecting with their peers across Europe … Continue reading

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Research with Transformative Agendas: ISCAR Pre-Conference Workshop in Quebec

How can theory and research push the boundaries to integrate transformative agendas premised on ideals of equality and social justice? The next ISCAR conference takes place from the 28th of August to the 1st of September 2017 in Québec, Canada … Continue reading

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Exploring Makerspaces, Mediation & Transformative Literacies in Berlin & Quebec

Communication is nowadays taking place through interactive, mobile and online platforms that enable the speedy distributed production and circulation of multimedia designs across different institutional, geographical and community spaces. In this frame, as elucidated in the collective volume “Global Youth in … Continue reading

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“Those in power don’t listen”: Review of “Youth Participation in Democratic Life: Stories of Hope and Disillusion” by Bart Cammaerts, Michael Bruter, Shakuntala Banaji, Sarah Harrison & Nick Anstead (PalgraveMacMillan, 2016)

By Michalis Kontopodis & Myrto Nikolopoulou NOTE: Dr Shakuntala Banaji will give the second annual Digital Society Network lecture on Monday 9th October, 4.15 – 5.30pm at the University of Sheffield. Further details will follow soon.  In contrast to what may have been … Continue reading

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Just published: Global Youth in Digital Trajectories

“This is a fascinating and thought provoking volume on youth engagement with digital technology and one that is genuinely transnational and transdisciplinary in flavour. Studies of gaming, video production and social media show how new technologies are woven into the … Continue reading

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