Kehily, Mary Jane and Maybin, Janet
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2011.584376|
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This paper is concerned with the challenge of representing children in audio-visual material commissioned by the Open University to support an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on childhood. The paper explores the process of filming and representing children’s lives audio-visually and the ways in which these processes contribute to an understanding of childhood as an unstable conceptual category. Our exploration of these themes rests upon a critical analysis of the production process that includes reflections on our own role as academics, interviews with the directors responsible for the filming and textual analysis of the audio visual material itself. Our focus throughout is upon the pedagogic project of producing audio-visual material for distance learners. We discuss the ways in which processes of representation may enhance our understanding of childhood as a defining trope that is both constructed and lived. Our analysis suggests that processes of representation highlight the fragility of childhood as a conceptual category in which boundaries between adulthood and childhood remain fluid, geographically diverse and contextually contingent.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 Taylor & Francis|
|Keywords:||childhood; representations; audio-visual; case study|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Janet Maybin|
|Date Deposited:||13 Feb 2012 10:58|
|Last Modified:||23 Jan 2016 05:21|
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