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Authors:Jan Kampman: Dept. of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark
Publication title:Implications of an Everyday Life Approach in Childhood Research
Conference:Proceedings of the Sustaining Everyday Life Conference: April 22–24 2009; Campus Norrköping; Sweden
Publication type: Abstract
Article No.:009
Abstract:In my presentation I will try to show how an everyday life approach can be seen to have implications for the research on three different; although related; levels.

First; the impact of dealing with everyday life as a methodological perspective will be dealt with. Placing at center stage the interest in what children are actually doing and saying in their everyday life settings (in my research especially in the contexts of the daycare institutions and schools); this perspective points to need for ethnographic inspired methodological approaches.

Second; everyday life as a concept related to phenomenological traditions will be seen to have an impact as an analytical tool; looking for children’s meaning making processes; negotiations; agency and the like. An important aim with the research in this perspective would be to establish some kind of conceptualization of how children perceive their own everyday life – or in other words to establish a ‘child perspective’.

Third; everyday life will be seen as a sociological concept; in line with the traditions known from the work of Henri Lefebvre; Thomas Leithäuser; Dorothy Smith; Agnes Heller; and others. Especially the ‘societalization’ of everyday life and its impact on the increased formal structuring and organization of children’s everyday life will be in focus. I will broadly be speaking about the consequences of the rationalization of children’s everyday life as part of a modernization process.

No. of pages:1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Jan Kampman (2009). Implications of an Everyday Life Approach in Childhood Research, Proceedings of the Sustaining Everyday Life Conference: April 22–24 2009; Campus Norrköping; Sweden;article=009 (accessed 2/9/2016)