Researching Children's Popular Culture
The Cultural Spaces of Childhood
Routledge – 2002 – 240 pages
Series: Media, Education and Culture
The place of childhood in popular culture is one that invites new readings both on childhood itself, but also on approaches to studying childhood. Discussing different methods of researching children's popular culture, they argue that the interplay of the age of the players, the status of their popular culture, the transience of the objects, and indeed the ephemerality - and long lastingness - of childhood, all contribute to what could be regarded as a particularized space for childhood studies - and one that challenges many of the conventions of "doing research" involving children.
Claudia Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, McGill University. Jacqueline Reid-Walsh teaches at McGill University and Bishop's University.