The Critical Purpose: Interview with Allison James

Flávia Ferreira Pires Maria Letícia Barros Pedroso Nascimento About the authors

Allison James is a renowned pioneer researcher on Childhood Studies and has published several important journal articles and books. Her work focuses on children as competent social actors and her research explores their experiences in different aspects of social life. The interview was undertaken in 2012, personally and by electronic email, and aims to bring some of the anthropologist's ideas and experiences to enhance the contact of Brazilian researchers with the field of Childhood Studies. The interview is organized into topics and, at the end, her bibliographic production is presented.

Childhood Studies; Research; Children; Interdisciplinarity.

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