Professor Pia Christensen reflects on the ethnographic work that she has undertaken over the course of the last 25 years in both Denmark and the UK. She explains her interest in the concept of ‘agency’ in relation to children and young people and offers detailed examples of children’s agency which she sees as an effect, as something that is produced through the alliances children and young people make with people and things. She has been pioneering in her work with other disciplines, such as medicine and architecture, and considers multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration as both exciting and important in securing a strong and stable future for the field of childhood studies.
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