Digital cameras: agents in research with children
2015 (English)In: Children's Geographies, ISSN 1473-3285, E-ISSN 1473-3277, Vol. 13, no 1, 1-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In a study on children’s relations to outdoor places, 41 6- to 8-year-old children took photos with digital cameras during walks in schoolyards and nature environments. In the present article, the cameras and their role in the research process are in focus. A materialist approach has guided the analysis (Barad 2003, 2007). The research process is seen as a materialist-discursive phenomenon in which several human and nonhuman agents intra-act. The results indicate that the cameras give rise to explorative activities and function as a third party in social situations. These activities occasionally counteract the purpose of the study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 13, no 1, 1-13 p.
children’s photographs, digital cameras, natural environments, schoolyards, agential materialism
Research subject Child and Youth Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89001DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2013.827871ISI: 000343810300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89001DiVA: diva2:615061
ProjectsNaturens betydelse i den moderna barndomen
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2009-5535