Parent and ethnographer of other children

  • David Poveda Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and University of Wales, Lampeter

Abstract

In this article I examine the role my parental identity and my daughter's presence in the field played in the relationship I established with a group of Gitano (Spanish Roma) children and their families. This study was conducted as part of a linguistic ethnography focused on children's peer interactions and social organisation during their informal daily activities. The discussion addresses the more general issue of how researchers from various social disciplines incorporate their own children into the research process.

Author Biography

David Poveda, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and University of Wales, Lampeter
David Poveda is a professor in the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) and is also currently a distance postgraduate student in Social Anthropology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is interested in children's literacy and linguistic practices, socio-cultural diversity and education and urban childhoods. He can be contacted david.poveda(AT)uam.es here