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In this presentation, I revisit a key technology of governmentality, ‘the gaze’. The gaze is both an instrument of surveillance, increasingly found in childhood, as well as a playground of pleasure. The contribution engages with children’s photographic practices on an ethnographic study where they were given digital cameras to take photographs of what mattered to them. It discusses what it might mean ethnographically to be undone by and to engage with the child’s gaze, as well as the implications for understanding of the relationship between childhood and public life.

Dr Nolas is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. She is an ethnographer and public scholar with an interdisciplinary background in social psychology, linguistics, and philosophy.

All welcome- this seminars is free to attend but registration is required.