Getting under their skins? Accessing young childrens perspectives through ethnographic fieldwork

Bidragets oversatte titel: Under huden på dem?: At få adgang til børns perspektiv gennem etnografisk feltarbejde

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Abstract

This article explores ways of representing young children’s perspectives in an empathetic and empowering manner. Based on a poststructuralist reinterpretation of ethnographic field notes taken at a Danish day care institution, the article argues, first of all, that in order to represent young children’s perspectives in an ethically sound manner, it is necessary to combine the ‘voice approach’ with ethnomethodological insights and critical sociological analysis, which together enable ‘critical sociological empathy’. Second, that a methodological strategy that combines differentiated researcher participant roles with a ‘least adult role’ approach, enhances the possibilities of successfully achieving empathetic and empowering representation of young children’s perspectives.
Bidragets oversatte titelUnder huden på dem?: At få adgang til børns perspektiv gennem etnografisk feltarbejde
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftChildhood
Vol/bind18
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)39-53
Antal sider15
ISSN0907-5682
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2011

Emneord

  • Børns perspektiver
  • små børn
  • poststrukturalisme
  • etnografisk metodologi
  • deltagelsesroller,
  • kritisk sociologisk empati

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