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Beyond the beautiful game (2024)
Book Chapter
Johnston, C. (in press). Beyond the beautiful game. In Left Cultures - Issue 3. Bristol: Left Cultures

Football has always been rooted in working-class culture and celebrated within working-class communities. Criticism of today’s game typically focuses on the capitalisation of some leagues, and football’s growing distance from its own roots. Yet, it r... Read More about Beyond the beautiful game.

Class Action (2023)
Other
Johnston, C. (2023). Class Action. [Newspaper Article]

People with a working-class heritage can face deeply entrenched normative and attitudinal barriers in and through education. Yet, they remain a comparatively overlooked social group in academic studies, even with those employing intersectional analys... Read More about Class Action.

Visual anthropology of home, culture and identity (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2023, October). Visual anthropology of home, culture and identity. Presented at 2GeTher Network Staff Development, Online (national meeting)

Specially commissioned staff development lecture for housing professionals at Stonewater, (one of UK's largest social housing providers). The lecture discussed different ways of thinking about the idea and importance of home and housing, through th... Read More about Visual anthropology of home, culture and identity.

Veganism’s anti-anthropocentric capacity: A critical analysis of the advocacy discourse of three prominent vegan organisations (2023)
Journal Article
Gough, L. A. (2023). Veganism’s anti-anthropocentric capacity: A critical analysis of the advocacy discourse of three prominent vegan organisations. Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism, 11(1), 9-28. https://doi.org/10.7358/rela-2023-01-goul

Anthropocentrism has been identified as a root cause of nonhuman animal and intrahuman oppressions and the environmental crisis. Veganism has been celebrated as a philosophy and practice capable of undermining anthropocentrism, yet the anti-anthropoc... Read More about Veganism’s anti-anthropocentric capacity: A critical analysis of the advocacy discourse of three prominent vegan organisations.

Words without end: Lionel Fianthorpe's science fiction revisited (2023)
Journal Article
Anthony, D., & Wallace, J. (2023). Words without end: Lionel Fianthorpe's science fiction revisited. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 52.1(144), 6-19

Why, 70 years after the publication of Lionel Fanthorpe’s first story Worlds Without End (1952), must his reputation as a writer of science fiction (henceforth SF) be reconsidered? In this article we suggest that Lionel Fanthorpe’s techniques and wor... Read More about Words without end: Lionel Fianthorpe's science fiction revisited.

Inhabitation, difference, performance: Architectural linearity in three movements (2023)
Journal Article
Banou, S. (2023). Inhabitation, difference, performance: Architectural linearity in three movements. Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 8(1), 49-69. https://doi.org/10.1386/drtp_00105_1

This article questions the temporal and material limitations of architectural representation, as they emerge through the problematic relationship between architectural drawing, considered as a static object of fixed convention and space as an inheren... Read More about Inhabitation, difference, performance: Architectural linearity in three movements.

The milieu culture of punk: Beyond the scene - A guide to thinking and researching culture (2022)
Book Chapter
Webb, P. (2023). The milieu culture of punk: Beyond the scene - A guide to thinking and researching culture. In A. Bennett (Ed.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Youth Culture (71 - 86). London: Bloomsbury Publishing

This chapter looks at the idea of Milieu Cultures as a tool and theoretical framework through which to examine and understand the culture of, in this example, Punk. The chapter looks at how using the framework of milieu cultures can help us understan... Read More about The milieu culture of punk: Beyond the scene - A guide to thinking and researching culture.

Performing extinction stories: Exploring creative responses to bee decline (2022)
Journal Article
Portus, R. (2023). Performing extinction stories: Exploring creative responses to bee decline. Text and Performance Quarterly, 43(2), 95-110. https://doi.org/10.1080/10462937.2022.2134583

As extinction becomes one of the most pressing crises of our time, projects that engage with nonhuman lives have emerged as a visible fixture of the creative landscape. This raises the question of what role creative explorations might play in shaping... Read More about Performing extinction stories: Exploring creative responses to bee decline.

Encounters (2022)
Book
Kostourou, F., & Karimnia, E. (Eds.). (2022). Encounters. Theatrum Mundi

Encounters voices the choreographers, dancers, architects, and urbanists who contributed to the Movement Forum project. It narrates their experiences in London, Paris, and Lisbon which challenged the way they relate to themselves, to others, to a pla... Read More about Encounters.

AI and Society: Behind AI Systems (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Ochu, E., & Aneja, U. (2022, October). AI and Society: Behind AI Systems. Presented at Behind AI Systems, Online

Artificial Intelligence, algorithmic systems and machine decision making are being embedded in many areas of society – policing, justice, finance, banking, shopping and navigation just to name a few. These systems are affecting people’s lives in ways... Read More about AI and Society: Behind AI Systems.

Exploring stardom: Sean Connery (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Spicer, A. (2022, September). Exploring stardom: Sean Connery

Sean Connery was one of a select few stars who have become an instantly recognisable cultural icon whose image and distinctive voice have penetrated deeply into global popular culture and public consciousness. Best known as the screen’s ‘first’ Ja... Read More about Exploring stardom: Sean Connery.

Catching the light (2022)
Exhibition / Performance
Klein, S., Fuller, H., Kozlovska, E., & Trujillo Vazquez, A. Catching the light. [Printed]. Exhibited at Impact 12 conference, University of the West of England. 20 September 2022 - 24 September 2022. (Unpublished)

Every image catches the light. Light is what we see. It is an energy which only forms an image in our heads when it interacts with our environment and is translated in our brains into a fantasy of the world. How do we catch such an elusive entity?... Read More about Catching the light.

Sean Connery: Beyond Bond (2022)
Exhibition / Performance
Spicer, A. Sean Connery: Beyond Bond. [Word document with embedded podcast]. Performed at Bristol. 25 August 2022 - 25 August 2022. (Unpublished)

This is the background text to my podcast for Watershed Cultural Cinema, September 2022, that accompanied the launch of my book - Sean Connery: Acting, Stardom and National Identity at Watershed on 4 September 2022. It also contains my brief introduc... Read More about Sean Connery: Beyond Bond.

Acceptability of the COVID-19 contact-tracing app – Does culture matter? (2022)
Journal Article
Dzandu, M. D., Pathak, B., & de Cesare, S. (2022). Acceptability of the COVID-19 contact-tracing app – Does culture matter?. Government Information Quarterly, 39(4), 101750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2022.101750

During the pandemic, several countries deployed contact-tracing apps in order to contain or reduce the community spread of COVID-19. However, the success rate in terms of acceptance and use of these apps was reportedly low. Using information gathered... Read More about Acceptability of the COVID-19 contact-tracing app – Does culture matter?.

Studio archaeology (2021)
Physical Artefact
Banou, S., Carless, T., Drozynski, C., Grogoriadou, E., Hynam, M., Littlefield, D., & Roush, P. Studio archaeology. [Paper, concertina and six pamphlets]. London

Spatial imagination, free-hand and digital drawing, model making and diagramming, modelling techniques, theoretical position, are a particular focus, this year, to focus upon the human occupation of space, the loss of social space correlating with th... Read More about Studio archaeology.

Unintended volunteers: The volunteering pathways of working class young people in community sport (2016)
Journal Article
Bradford, S., Hills, L., & Johnston, C. (2016). Unintended volunteers: The volunteering pathways of working class young people in community sport. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 8(2), 231-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2016.1161654

Sport has become a major setting for youth volunteering in the UK. Volunteering has become understood as a means of enhancing responsible citizenship and of adding various capitals to young people’s identities. Much research on young people’s volunte... Read More about Unintended volunteers: The volunteering pathways of working class young people in community sport.