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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Erica Burman's talk: Putting "Child as Method" to Work?

Prof Erica Burman to give the annual lecture of Queen Mary University's Centre for Childhood Cultures on 19 May, 2022.


In this lecture, our member, Prof Erica Burman, will outline the key conceptual resources informing 'Child as method', an analytical approach she has developed. Drawing on postcolonial and migration studies, 'Child as method' explicates the necessary inscriptions of 'child' and 'development' across economic, sociocultural, and individual trajectories that position children and childhood as a key contributor to, and reflection of, wider geopolitical dynamics.

In addition, Prof Burman will offer some examples of the interpretive and methodological possibilities of 'Child as method', alongside some further discussion of its other analytical alignments and contributions.

This event will take place on Thursday, 19 May 2022, at 18:00 (UK time). both in-person (in the David Sizer Lecture theatre, Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London - see campus map) and online. 

Attendance is free, but registration in advance is required



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