|Salary:||£26,495 to £28,936 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £32,548 a year.|
|Placed On:||8th August 2018|
|Closes:||15th August 2018|
Part time – 5.75 hours per week
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £26,495 to £28,936. With potential progression once in post to £32,548 a year.
The Plastic Childhoods project explores the multiple entanglements of plastics with children’s everyday lives. This element will trace online-offline traces of plastic childhoods through social media and children’s everyday lives. It will focus upon selected plastic-containing objects often perceived to be emblematic of modern (‘plastic’) childhoods – recognising that those childhoods are diverse. These include dolls/figures, nappies, toy building blocks/bricks, foods and food packaging, and smart technologies (including smart toys and phones). This will involve three phases: (1) harvesting social media traces of these objects, and their association with childhoods, through Twitter (using a Twitter API), flickr and Instagram (Hochman and Schwartz 2012), (2) analysing social media traces, diagramming and (where geolocation data available) mapping networks via hashtags, retweets and likes; (3) manual, ‘online archaeologies’: searching for objects such as dolls on eBay, paying attention to the narratives and values associated with (particularly vintage) objects as part of their ‘biographies’.
Skills and Experience
Closing date: 15.08.2018 Reference: 59761
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