Month: March 2021

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Call For Applications: The Sociological Review Fellowship 2021/2022

Applications are now open for our 2021/2022 Fellowship at Keele University.

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Always Different, Always the Same? Museums in a Global Context

Above: Illustration by Olivia Wilson, 2021 Susan Shih Chang Most people have to been to at least one museum in their lives, and most of the time the experience goes like this: You walk into an displaying room with art pieces and artifacts, touching of which is not allowed, and you engage with these objects […]

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Vinyl: Creating Meaning in an Uncertain World

Samuel Aldersley It would be an understatement to argue that 2020 has been a wild year. Not least for those employed within music and the arts, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives. The ‘new normal’, features as a common cliché that we are hearing continuously in the media, on the […]

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Slavery, Indenture and the Plantation Economy

Join the Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project webinar on 7th April 2021.

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Representation, Knowledge and Museum Community Engagement

Above: Illustration by Olivia Wilson Linnea Wallen We were walking through an empty museum exhibition space, talking about the photography display Clara had been a part of in creating as a museum community engagement project participant, when she said:  “We decided on the topic ourselves and picked poverty in the end. Modern-day representations of poverty […]

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March 2021 Newsletter

All our latest news, updates and events this month.

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At the Limits of Representation

Above: Illustration by Olivia Wilson, 2021. Pierre d’Alancaisez Social practice – a prominent and growing aspect of contemporary visual art engaged in social and political realities – has claimed a significant role in bolstering cohesion, empowering communities, and encouraging solidarity between social groups in past decades. It has therefore been a disappointment that in the […]

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Book Review: The Social Structures of Global Academia by Cannizzo and Osbaldiston

The Social Structures of Global Academia (2019), edited by Fabian Cannizzo and Nick Osbaldiston. Published by Routledge. Fabian Cannizzo is a sociologist working in the fields of higher education and the creative industries. He is interested in how political economies shape the normative meaning-making and career planning of workers. He is the convenor of the […]

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Book Review: Culture Is Bad For You by Brook, O’Brien and Taylor

Culture Is Bad For You: Inequality in the cultural and creative industries (2020) by Orian Brook, Dave O’Brien and Mark Taylor. Published by Manchester University Press. Orian Brook is Chancellor’s Fellow in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh and AHRC Creative and Digital Economy Innovation Leadership Fellow 2019-2021. She is interested in the social and spatial […]

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Virtual Art in a Time of Crisis: Ideology, Familiarity, and the Digital White Cube

Above: Illustration by Olivia Wilson, 2021 Siobhán McGuirk Over the past year, galleries, museums and art institutions worldwide have turned to virtual spaces as a means of continuing their activities during lockdowns. Many have hosted active websites for years, if not decades, but the coronavirus pandemic has prompted flurries of activity as sites became the only, […]

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Image-Maker in Residence: Laura Harris

This month’s residency features the research film Critical Focus: Study of an Arts Centre.

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