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There’s no b’ness like ho b’ness: Deconstructing the hip-hop ‘ho’ (2019)
Book Chapter
Franklin, A. (2019). There’s no b’ness like ho b’ness: Deconstructing the hip-hop ‘ho’. In J. Turney (Ed.), Fashion Crimes: Dressing for DevianceBloomsbury

Fashion has long been used to differentiate between prostitutes and ‘respectable’ members of society. Whether through state enforced sumptuary laws or less formally imposed but equally codified visual markers, the identity category of ‘prostitute’ h... Read More about There’s no b’ness like ho b’ness: Deconstructing the hip-hop ‘ho’.

Ageing by design: The role of the art school in creating a sustainable future (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2018, September). Ageing by design: The role of the art school in creating a sustainable future. Paper presented at Aging & Society: Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference

Many designers in the UK - including graphic designers, communication designers, textile designers, interior designers and fashion designers, to name but a few - all start their professional training in an Art School. The educating of designers along... Read More about Ageing by design: The role of the art school in creating a sustainable future.

Relational ethics and the institution as 'intimate other' (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2018, July). Relational ethics and the institution as 'intimate other'. Paper presented at British Autoethnography Conference

This paper will explore the responsibilities and risks attendant to engaging in autoethnographic research wherein the researcher’s gaze is turned on the context in which they are operating and their employing institution becomes an identifiable other... Read More about Relational ethics and the institution as 'intimate other'.

Unravelling Miss Marple: Knitting, intuition and ageing femininity (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2018, July). Unravelling Miss Marple: Knitting, intuition and ageing femininity. Paper presented at In the Loop at 10

'I envisage you knitting more jackets, head scarves and a good many other things of which I do not know the name. If you prefer to continue knitting, that is your decision. If you prefer to serve the cause of justice, I hope that you may at least fin... Read More about Unravelling Miss Marple: Knitting, intuition and ageing femininity.

Auditing creativity? The UK Art School in the age of neoliberalism (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2018, June). Auditing creativity? The UK Art School in the age of neoliberalism. Paper presented at Art, Materiality and Representation

Short abstract This paper will examine the role that the HEI Art School plays in both normalising and resisting the standardisation of the artist/designer in the UK and reflect on the growing influence of systems of 'coercive accountability' (Shor... Read More about Auditing creativity? The UK Art School in the age of neoliberalism.

Othering the elderly: Autoethnography as counteractive methodological strategy (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2017, October). Othering the elderly: Autoethnography as counteractive methodological strategy. Paper presented at Aging and Society, International Interdisciplinary Conference

This paper will first establish that 'the elderly' are habitually othered in the texts that endeavour to describe 'them' and their 'needs'. It will then argue that an intersectional conceptualising of identity construction aids a researcher who is en... Read More about Othering the elderly: Autoethnography as counteractive methodological strategy.

Age-appropriate dress? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2017, October). Age-appropriate dress?. Paper presented at Aging and Society, International Interdisciplinary Conference

This paper aims to contribute to the developing body of literature spanning dress, fashion and sociological theory which is concerned with unpicking the way in which the category of ‘old age’ is enacted within a symbolic economy of difference. More s... Read More about Age-appropriate dress?.

Spirit of '68. The 'next' role of the art/design school (2017)
Journal Article
Turney, J., & Franklin, A. (2017). Spirit of '68. The 'next' role of the art/design school. Design Journal, 20(sup. 1), S4714-S4720. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352970

From the current political and cultural landscape, the workshop sought to develop discussions surrounding the potential for art and design education to instigate and make socio-political comment and change. The rationale for the study coincides with... Read More about Spirit of '68. The 'next' role of the art/design school.

Widening participation: Rethinking the role of the HEI (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Thomson, S., & Franklin, A. (2017, July). Widening participation: Rethinking the role of the HEI. Paper presented at HEA Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight

This presentation will outline some of the key findings of the ‘Entry Level Employment in Bristol’s Creative Industries Sectors’ [ELEBCIS] research project; a study commissioned by Bristol City Council’s [BCC] Economy Team and funded by BCC, the Univ... Read More about Widening participation: Rethinking the role of the HEI.

Bristol Parkhive: An interdisciplinary approach to employability for arts, humanities and education students in a supercomplex world (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A., & Thomson, S. (2017, July). Bristol Parkhive: An interdisciplinary approach to employability for arts, humanities and education students in a supercomplex world. Paper presented at HEA Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight

This paper will present the Bristol Parkhive project as a model for sustainable and mutually beneficial collaboration between universities, local governments and local community organisations. Bristol Parkhive is an innovative collaborative project d... Read More about Bristol Parkhive: An interdisciplinary approach to employability for arts, humanities and education students in a supercomplex world.

Spirit of ’68: The ‘next’ role of the art/design school? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Turney, J., & Franklin, A. (2017, April). Spirit of ’68: The ‘next’ role of the art/design school?. Presented at 12th European Academy of Design Conference [EAD12]: Design for Next..

The Warwick Commission Report (2015)[i] concluded that the arts in the UK were in crisis and, regardless of political rhetoric[ii], continual cuts in government subsidy[iii] plus cuts in arts subjects in schools had created a two-tiered predominantly... Read More about Spirit of ’68: The ‘next’ role of the art/design school?.

Visibly aging: On aspiring to be an old woman (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2016, October). Visibly aging: On aspiring to be an old woman. Paper presented at Aging & Society 2016: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference

This paper will outline the methodological rationale behind the use of an analytic autoethnographic (Anderson 2006) approach to the study of aging when the researcher is not a full member of the (age) group being studied. In this instance the aut... Read More about Visibly aging: On aspiring to be an old woman.

Visibly ageing: Online clothing consumption and the older woman (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2016, July). Visibly ageing: Online clothing consumption and the older woman. Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2016 [AGen2016]

This paper will outline the findings of the author's 2016 study examining the online clothes shopping practices of female consumers aged 65+ in the UK; this age group is one which is growing significantly in the UK [1] but remains at best largely ove... Read More about Visibly ageing: Online clothing consumption and the older woman.

Phenomenal dress! A personal phenomenology of clothing (2014)
Journal Article
Franklin, A. (2014). Phenomenal dress! A personal phenomenology of clothing. Clothing Cultures, 1(1), 83-91

The principle aim of this paper is to contribute to the development of a phenomenology of fashion through an analysis of the roots of my relationship with clothing - and hence fashion - using Heidegger's phenomenology of Being as outlined in 'Being a... Read More about Phenomenal dress! A personal phenomenology of clothing.

Editorial (2013)
Journal Article
Franklin, A., & Turney, J. (2013). Editorial. Clothing Cultures, 1(1), 3-5. https://doi.org/10.1386/cc.1.1.3_2

Welcome to the first issue of Clothing Cultures. The aim of this new journal is to carve out ‘clothing culture’ as a discipline in its own right, distinct from but complimentary to the work currently being developed in fashion theory, material cultur... Read More about Editorial.

Cole's from Newcastle (2013)
Journal Article
Franklin, A. (2013). Cole's from Newcastle. Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 4(1), 85-93. https://doi.org/10.1386/iscc.4.1.85_1

Cheryl Cole – ex-judge of UK TV’s The X-Factor, ex-WAG of Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole, celebrated Geordie, sometime singer, fulltime ‘style icon’ and possessor of aspirational hair - represents a prime example of a hegemonic performanc... Read More about Cole's from Newcastle.

The play's the thing: A [mini-]phenomenology of fashion (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Franklin, A. (2013, March). The play's the thing: A [mini-]phenomenology of fashion. Paper presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association [PCA/ACA] National Conference

Drawing on literature from play studies, developmental psychology, gender studies and phenomenology, this paper will argue for a conception of fashion as an extension of the play behaviours key to a child's psychosocial development and mental health.... Read More about The play's the thing: A [mini-]phenomenology of fashion.

Gendered violence (2012)
Journal Article
Franklin, A., & Johnson, C. Gendered violence. Manuscript submitted for publication


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