Biography

Professor Victoria Carrington holds a Chair in Education in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. Until early 2010 she held a Research SA Chair at the University of South Australia and has held the roles of Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) and Associate Dean (Research & Innovation) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth (UK).

 

All Publications

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Carrington, V.

(2017)

How we live now: "I don't think there's such a thing as being offline",

in Teachers College Record

119

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Carrington, V. (ed.), Rowsell, J. (ed.), Priyadharshini, E. (ed.), Westrup, R. (ed.)

(2016)

Generation Z: Zombies, Popular Culture and Educating Youth,

Springer

ISBN 978-981-287-934-9

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Priyadharshini, E., Carrington, V.

(2016)

Editorial - Food, Youth and Education,

in Cambridge Journal of Education

46

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pp. 153-155

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Carrington, V.

(2015)

'It's Changed My Life': iPhone as Technological Artefact,

in Discourse and Digital Practices : Doing discourse analysis in the digital age.

Routledge

ISBN 978-1-13-802233-1, 978-1-13-802232-4

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Nouri Esfahani, N., Carrington, V.

(2015)

(Re)scripting Barbie: Postphenomenology and everyday artefacts,

in Phenomenology of Youth Cultures and Globalization : Lifeworlds and Surplus Meaning in Changing Times.

Routledge

ISBN 978-0-415-72070-0

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Carrington, V., Dowdall, C.

(2015)

Vernacular creativity in urban textual landscapes,

in The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity.

Routledge

ISBN 978-0415839730

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Carrington, V., Nouri Esfahani, N.

(2015)

Rescripting, Modifying, and Mediating Artifacts: Bratz Dolls and Diasporic Iranian Girls in Australia,

in Dolls Studies : The Many Meanings of Girls' Toys and Play.

Peter Lang

ISBN 978-1-4331-2070-1, 978-1-4331-2069-5

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Carrington, V., Dowdall, C.

(2013)

'This is a Job for Hazmat Guy!’: Global Media Cultures and Children’s Everyday Lives,

in International handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture.

Wiley-Blackwell

pp. 96-107

ISBN 978-0-470-97597-8

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Carrington, V.

(2013)

An argument for assemblage theory: Integrated spaces, mobility and polycentricity,

in Childrens' virtual play worlds : Culture, learning and particpation.

Peter Lang

ISBN 978-1-4331-1826-5, 978-1-4331-1826-5

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Luke, A., Carrington, V., Kapitzke, C.

(2013)

Textbooks and early childhood literacies,

in Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy.

Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN 9780857029249

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Carrington, V.

(2012)

Barbies and Chimps: Text and Childhoods in Virtual Worlds,

in Virtual Literacies : Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People.

Routledge

ISBN 9780415899604, 9781138810594

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Carrington, V.

(2012)

The contemporary Gothic: Literacy and childhood in unsettled times,

in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

12

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pp. 293-310

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Carrington, V.

(2012)

There's no going back. Rozie's iPhone: an object ethnography,

in Language and Literacy

14

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pp. 27-40

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Merchant, G., Carrington, V., Vasquez, V.

(2010)

Technologies and childhood: An Introduction,

in Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

10

(3)

pp. 243-246

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Carrington, V., Hodgetts, K.

(2010)

Literacy-lite in BarbieGirls,

in British Journal of Sociology of Education

31

(6)

pp. 671-682

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Merchant, G., Carrington, V.

(2009)

Literacies and Identities: An overview,

in Literacy (Special Issue)

43

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pp. 63-64

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Carrington, V., Carrington, V. (ed.), Robinson, M. (ed.)

(2009)

Digital literacies: Social learning and classroom practice,

Sage

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Carrington, V.

(2009)

From Wikipedia to the humble classroom wiki: Why we should pay attention to them,

in Digital Literacies: Social Learning and Classroom Practice.

Sage

pp. 65-80

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Carrington, V.

(2009)

From blog to bebo and beyond: Text, risk, participation,

in Journal of Research in Reading

32

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pp. 6-21

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Carrington, V.

(2009)

I write, therefore I am: texts in the city,

in Journal of Visual Communication

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pp. 409-425

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Key Research Interests

Professor Carrington’s research interests, in the field of digital technologies and digital cultures, have informed much of her work around early adolescents and youth. Her work has drawn attention to issues of text production, identity and literacy practices within the affordances of digital technologies and new media. She is an editor of the international journal Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Series Editor (with Aaron Koh, Nanyang Institute of Education, Singapore) of the new Springer series Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education, and sits on the editorial boards of a range of international and national journals. 

 

Identities in Motion Project: Information for Potential Participants

Project Title: The metaphors we live by: Identities in motion, digital technologies and multiplying social spaces

The study

The focus of this study is to identify and understand the metaphors young people between 16 and 24 use to articulate and frame their use of digital technologies and the ways in which they move between/in/across online and offline spaces. The research is important because educational policy, curricula and pedagogies as well as much of the mainstream media remain focused on a simplistic and oppositional view of ‘online’ v ‘offline’. My earlier work has strongly suggested that this way of conceputalizing online and offline as distinct and often competing realms is no longer adequate for understanding how young people understand and  narrate these new social and technological spaces.

 The research will therefore focus on identifying and understanding:

(i)             What metaphors young people use and what meaning they attach to them;

(ii)            How they articulate with other metaphors to form collective, coherent and interwoven conceptual frames and practices

(iii)          The co-production of these metaphors between young people and the technological artifacts embedded in their everyday activities.

 The study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the School of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia and the Ethics Committee.

 Your involvement

I request your permission to briefly interview you about your experiences of using digital technologies and the ways in which you understand the social and technological spaces you operate in. I will also ask you to work with me to create a visual representation of your movements in everyday life and to talk briefly about it. The audio-recorded interview and visual representation will take around thirty (30) minutes in total.

 To take part or to discuss your participation in more detail

v.carrington@uea.ac.uk

 


Publications


Recent publications include:

Carrington, V. & Dowdall, C. (forthcoming) This is a job for Hazmat Guy! Global media cultures and children’s everyday lives. In C. Hall, T. Cremen, B. Comber, & L. Moll (eds.) International Handbook of Research in Children’s Literacy, Learning and Culture

Carrington, V. (2011) The contemporary Gothic: literacy and childhood in unsettled times. Journal for Early Childhood Education (online first edition)

Carrington, V. & Hodgetts, K. (2010) Literacy-lite in BarbieGirls. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 31(6), 671-682. 

Carrington, V. (2009). From blog to bebo and beyond: Text, risk, participation. International Journal of Research in Reading, 32(1):6-21

Carrington, V. (2009) I write therefore I am. Journal of Visual Communication, Vol 8(4), 409-425 

Carrington, V. (2008) I’m Dylan and I’m not going to say my last name. British Educational Research Journal. 34(2), 151-166.

Carrington, V. & Robinson, M. (2009) (Eds). Digital literacies: Social learning and classroom practice. London: Sage

Carrington, V. (2009). From blog to bebo and beyond: Text, risk, participation. International Journal of Reading Research, 6-29.

Carrington, V. (2008) Digital cultures, play, creativity: Trapped underground.jpg. In  M. Robinson & R. Willett (Eds). Play, Creativity and digital cultures. (pp. 183-199). London: Routledge

Teaching Interests

Professor Carrington teaches on a number of degree programmes in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. In addition to teaching on the Doctoral seminar programme, she also contributes to the BA in Education Studies through teaching the third year undergraduate module on Media and Education.