Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth

Reading Lists

Event 1: What counts as QLR?

Anderson, J. (2000): Genders and generations in shanty community development, Lima, Peru. cloud2.gdnet.org/CMS/pdf/888_Anderson_Paper

Brandsen, T. and Karre, P.M. (2011): 'Hybrid Organizations: No cause for concern?' International Journal of Public Administration, 34(13): 827-836

Burawoy, M. (2009): The Extended Case Method: Four countries, four decades, four great transformations, and one theoretical tradition. UC Press, Chapter 2: "The ethnographic visit".

Crow, G. (2008): 'Thinking about families and communities over time' in R Edwards (ed) Researching Families and Communities: Social and generational change (Abingdon: Routledge), pp 11-24

Lassiter, L.E. (2012): 'To fill in the missing piece of the Middletown puzzle: Lessons from re-studying Middletown', Sociological Review, 60(3), 421-37

Macmillan, R. (2011): Seeing thing differently? The promise of qualitative longitudinal research on the third sector (TSRC working paper 67, Birmingham, Third Sector Research Centre).

Pelman, J. (2010): Favela. Four decades of living on the edge in Rio de Janeiro (Oxford University Press), Chapter 12: "The importance of being Gente", pp 316-339 and the methodological appendix 1, pp 341-354

Robinson, L. (2011): '"Soldiers" stories of the Falklands War: Recomposing trauma in memoir', Contemporary British History, 25:4, 569-589

Sheridan, D. (1993): 'Writing to the archive: Mass-observation as autobiography', Sociology, February 1993, Vol.27, No.1, pp 27-40. DOI: 10.1177/003803859302700104

Swidler, A. (2001): 'What anchors cultural practices' in Theodore R.Schatzki, Karin Knorr Cetina and Eike von Savigny (eds) The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory, pp 74-92 (Routledge, 2001)

Weis, L. and Fine, M. (2012): 'Critical Bifocality and Circuits of Privelege: Expanding critical ethnographic theory and design', Harvard Educational Review, Vol.82, No.2, Summer 2012

Event 2: Research relationships in time

Anderson, M. (1980): 'The relevance of family history', in C.C.Harris (ed.) The Sociology of the Family: Contemporary developments, Sociological Review Monographs, pp 49-73

Back, L. (2007): The Art of Listening; Berg - all of this but particularly Conclusions, pp 150-167

Boddy, J. (2013 in press): 'Research across cultures', within Countries: Hidden ethics tensions in research with children and families? Progress in Development Studies, 13(4)

Coltart, C., Henwood, K. and Shirani, F. (2013): 'Qualitative Secondary Analysis in Austere Times: Ethical, professional and methodological considerations', FQS, 14(1), Art.18

Dicks, B., Soyinka, B. and Coffey, A. (2006): 'Multimodal Ethnography' in Qualitative Research, 6(1), pp 77-96

Glucksmann, M. (2000): Cottons and Casuals: The gendered organisation of labour in time and space, Durham: Sociology Press

Elliott, H., Ryan, J. and Hollway, W. (2011): 'Research encounters, reflexivity and supervision' in The International Journal of Social Research Methodology

Flax, J. (1993): 'Forgotten forms of close combat: Mothers and daughters revisited' in Disputed Subjects, pp 59-71. New York: Routledge

Hare-Mustin, R. (1994): 'Discourse in a mirrored room: A postmodern analysis of therapy' in Family Process, 29, pp 343-364

Jamieson, L. (2013): 'Personal Relationships, Intimacy and the Self in a Mediated and Global Digital Age' in K. Orton-Johnson and N.Prior (eds) Digital Sociology: Critical Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan: London

MacDonald, R. et al (2005): 'Growing up in poor neighbourhoods: The significance of class and place in the extended transitions of socially excluded young adults' in Sociology, 39(5), pp 873-891

Mauthner, N. (2012): 'Accounting for our part of the entangled webs we weaver: Ethical and moral issues in digital data sharing' in T.Miller, M.Birch, M.Mauthner and J.Jessop (eds) Ethics in Qualitative Research, 2nd edition. London: Sage

McGrellis, S. (2011): Growing up in Northern Ireland, The Joseph Rowntree Trust 

Taylor, R.F. (2005): 'Rethinking Voluntary Work' in L.Pettinger, J.Parry, R.F.Taylor and M.Glucksmann (eds) A New Sociology of Work?. Oxford: Blackwell

Thomson, R., Hadfield, L., Kehily, M.J. and Sharpe, S. (2012): 'Acting up and acting out: Encountering children in a longitudinal study of mothering', Qualitative Research, 12(2)

Wiles, R. (2013): What are Qualitative Research Ethics?. Bloomsbury Academic

Event 3: (Re)Conceptualising the object of QLR

Abbott, A. (1984): 'Event sequence and event duration: Colligation and measurement' in Historical Methods, 17, pp 192-204

Abbott, A. (2007): 'Against Narrative: A preface to lyrical sociology' in Sociological Theory, 25(1), pp 67-99

Bjerrum Nielsen, H. (1996): 'The magic writing pad - On gender and identity' in Journal of Nordic Youth Studies: Young, 4(3), pp 2-18

Casella, E.C. and Croucher, S. (2010): The Alderley Sandhills Project: An archaeology of community life in (post) industrial England. Manchester University Press

Casella, E.C. (2002): Archaeology of the Ross Female Factory: Female incarceration in Van Diemen's Land, Australia. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, No.108. Launcesteon, TAS: QVMAG Publications

Harootunian, H. (2007): 'Remembering the historical present' in Critical Inquiry, 33 (Spring), pp 471-494

Little, B.J. (2007): Historical Archaeology: Why the past matters. CA: LeftCoast Press

McLeod, J. and Yates, L. (2006): 'Becoming someone as process and product' in Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, schooling and social change. State University of New York Press: Albany, pp 76-101

Rockman, M. and Flatman, J. (2012): Archaeology in Society: Its relevance in the modern world. New York: Springer

Skeates, R., McDavid, C. and Carman, J. (2012): The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology. Oxford University Press

Stanley, L. (2012): 'Whites Writing: Letters and documents of life in a QLR project' in L.Stanley (ed) Documents of Life Revisited: Narrative and biographical methods for a 21st century critical humanism. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing

Event 4: QLR and practice traditions


Bishop, Claire (2004): 'Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics' in October 110, Fall 2004

Foster, Hal (2004): 'The Artist as Ethnographer?' in The Return of the Real, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Helguera, Pablo (2011): Education for Socially Engaged Art, New York: Jorge Pinto Books

Hodges, J. et al (2003): 'Changes in attachment representations over the first year of adoptive placement: Narratives of maltreated children' in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 8(3), pp 1359-1045

Kelleher, J., Rodout, N., Castellucci, C., Guidi, C. and Catellucci, R. (2007): The Theatre of Societas Raffaello Sanzio. Routledge

Sjoberg, Johannes (2010): Ethnofiction

Studs Terkel, S. - American Dreams Lost and Found. The New York Press (1980):
Mandelbaum, B. (1980): 'The Psychoanalytical Language in Human Sciences: The visible and the invisible' in Freud and Walter Benjamin.

Wakelyn, J. (2011): 'Therapeutic observation of an infant in foster care' in Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 37(3), pp 280-310

Walkerdine, V., Osvold, A. and Rudberg, M. (article submitted): 'History walked in the door: Embodying history's secrets - towards an approach to researching intergenerational trauma'


Jeremy Deller (2001): The Battle of Orgreave

Joe Kelleher: writing sample/sample extract

Suzanne Lacy (1993-4): The Roof is on Fire

Mierle Laderman Ukeles (1979-present): Touch Sanitation

Richard Layzell: Route Planner

Nikki S.Lee (1997-2001): Projects

French Mottershead (2005-present): The Shops Project

Oppenheimer, Joshua, dir. (2012): The Act of Killing [film]
* a recent documentary employing an extreme form of performative ethnofictive technique

Sarma Oral Site

Santiago Sierra (2001): 133 Persons Paid to Have Their Hair Dyed Blonde
Interview with Sierra

Stephen Willats (1972-3): West London Social Resource Project

WochenKlauser [Austrian art collective]: various projects

The Last Books