Now showing items 1-20 of 93

    • The cultural non-participant: Critical logics and discursive subject identities 

      Stevenson, David (Emerald, 2019)
      The existence of so-called non-participants are a cultural policy problem in the UK and beyond. Yet the very notion of a cultural non-participant seems nonsensical against the palpable evidence of lived experience. This ...
    • Copying to be unique? An analysis of high street retailers' product differentiation strategies 

      Schulz, Susanne (Brill | Rodopi, 2018-11-26)
      Based on empirical data from 20 semi-structured interviews with designers, buyers and merchandisers of UK-based multiple womenswear retailers, this chapter examines the variations in retailers’ working practices with a ...
    • STEKA Dialogues 

      Wood, Emma (Public Sociology Research Group, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2018-11-07)
      Critical views of voluntourism and white saviour complex are widespread, but marginalised voices are missing from the debate. This presentation looks at a project co-produced with vulnerable young people in Malawi to develop ...
    • A new and respectful model of voluntourism co-produced with marginalised young people in Malawi 

      Wood, Emma (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2018-10-26)
      Critical views of voluntourism* and white saviour complex are widespread, but marginalised voices are missing from the debate. QMU senior lecturer, Emma Wood and Gift Thompson, a resident of the STEKA children's home in ...
    • Episodic volunteer management at festivals: The case of Valletta Film Festival, Valetta, Malta 

      Dickson, Lesley-Ann (Routledge, 2018-10-10)
      A film festival now opens every 36 hours somewhere in the world (Archibald and Miller, 2011, p. 249). As argued elsewhere (Dickson, 2017a), the extraordinary rate at which the number of festivals has increased signals a ...
    • Purpose, place, people and passion: The Case of the Lammermuir Festival, East Lothian, Scotland 

      Stevenson, David (Routledge, 2018-10-10)
      In 2017 Cheltenham Music Festival, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Lammermuir Festival and Welsh National Opera were all nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for best concert series or festival. Three ...
    • TrainWreck, or The Failures of Infrastructure: reflections on a Creative People and Place project 

      Schrag, Anthony (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2018-07-23)
      This reflective text considers the ‘failures of infrastructure’ from the perspective of a researcher involved in a participatory art project funded by Creative People and Places. It uses a single project to act as a microcosm ...
    • Public interest communication: A framework for systemic inquiry 

      Johnston, Jane; Pieczka, Magda (Routledge, 2018-07-18)
      This chapter confronts the public interest showing it to be challenging both conceptually and practically. It discusses an overview of political theories of public interest and approaches which have emerged since the 1920s, ...
    • The artist as social worker vs. the artist as social wanker 

      Schrag, Anthony (Taylor and Francis, 2018-06-19)
      This paper briefly explores the problematic notion of the ‘artist as a social worker’ and aims to develop an (ethical) counterpoint to this position via Mouffe’s concept of agonism. It begins by tracing some conceptual ...
    • Mediating the contributions of Facebook to political participation in Italy and the UK: The role of media and political landscapes 

      Pieczka, Magda; Casteltrione, Isidoropaolo (Palgrave, 2018-05-15)
      Over the last decade, an increasing number of academic studies have examined how digital technologies can contribute to political participation, with numerous publications focusing on social networking websites. This article ...
    • Time Is A Virus: Mobilisation #3 

      Schrag, Anthony (2018-05-07)
      This ‘art walk’ looks at the notion of pilgrimage and combines various different narratives of Glasgow, inviting participants to re-think and re-see their city through the guided tour. It re- presents Glasgow as a water-city ...
    • Critical perspectives of engagement 

      Pieczka, Magda (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018-04-27)
      The idea that it is imperative for organizations, be they governments, businesses, scientific or arts institutions, to relate to the world in a new way has gathered momentum since the 1990s. Labeled as participation, ...
    • Chewing and Pooing: The digestive system as a metaphor for practice-research in participatory contexts (Panel) 

      Schrag, Anthony; Hope, Sophie; Shaw, Becky (2018-04-20)
      The commonality between the panel leaders lies in our use of participatory art methods to explore particular contexts (e.g. hospitals, public galleries, call centres, local authorities) in order to explore the material ...
    • On Bauman: Power, ethics and social hermeneutics 

      Pieczka, Magda (Routledge, 2018-04-17)
      With the concept of liquid modernity - Bauman offers an understanding of postmodern society as a continuation of modernity. His idea of adiaphorization could inspire the pursuit of a sociological explanation of the problem ...
    • Half Eaten - Practice Research within Organisations (Workshop) 

      Schrag, Anthony; Hope, Sophie; Shaw, Becky (2018-04-11)
      The commonality between the workshop leaders lies in our use of art methods to explore particular contexts (e.g. hospitals, public galleries, call centres, local authorities) in order to explore the material processes and ...
    • Redefining notions of quality in participatory arts 

      Blanche, Rachel (Arts Management Network, 2018-04-11)
      A series of research and policy developments in the UK has resulted in radical advances in understanding how quality can best be fostered and managed. This article introduces the main new insights, explains their significance ...
    • Editorial 

      Platt, Louise; Finkel, Rebecca (Informa UK Limited, 2018-03-07)
      This special issue is not intended to be a stand-alone, one time only, acknowledgement of the issues of equality and diversity in the planned events sector. Indeed, we might argue to rename this a 'call to arms' rather ...
    • Non-Visual Aesthetics: Seeing the World with Our Bodies 

      Schrag, Anthony (Taylor & Francis, 2018-02-01)
      This text explores the role of 'physical ontologies' within Socially Engaged Art practices, and explores how the notion of visual art can be limiting to artworks developed with communities and 'non-artists'. It uses the ...
    • Dialogue about death 

      Wood, Emma (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2018-01-26)
      Talking about death and dying is difficult within a Scottish culture. But not being able to talk about it makes coping with death, dying and bereavement difficult. Emma Wood was commissioned to use dialogic techniques to ...