Ethnography, multiplicity and The Global Childhoods Project: reflections on establishing an interdisciplinary, transnational, multi-sited research collaboration

Yelland, Nicola and Saltmarsh, Sue (2013) Ethnography, multiplicity and The Global Childhoods Project: reflections on establishing an interdisciplinary, transnational, multi-sited research collaboration. Global Studies of Childhood, 3 (1). pp. 2-11. ISSN 2043-6106

Abstract

This article offers a description and rationale of the Global Childhoods Project, initiated by a group of researchers from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia. This transnational and interdisciplinary network embarked on a collaborative research endeavor concerned with investigating questions of childhoods and globalization in the Asia-Pacific region. A
central premise of the group is that researching global childhoods is best conducted by local researchers
with knowledge of their own culture and contexts. This article considers the ways in which such collaboration offers opportunities to productively explore the possibilities and dilemmas associated with collaborative interdisciplinary, transnational, multi-sited ethnographic research. While all the researchers taking part in what we termed the Global Childhoods Project are established scholars and experienced researchers, the group quickly realized that the multiplicity of cultures, languages,
perspectives and research backgrounds that furnished us with such potentially rich ground for collaborative work also presented us with a number of unanticipated conundrums and challenges.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 23:50
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 02:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Childhoods Project; childhood; globalization; Asia-Pacific region
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
Identification Number or DOI: 10.2304/gsch.2013.3.1.2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30208

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