This is an interdisciplinary group which focuses on the empirical and theoretical investigations into multiple facets of cultures, identities and divisions. The interests of the group:
- span personal, collective, national/global identity formations
- interrogate the dynamics of power, capitalism, spatiality, temporality, inclusion, exclusion, agency and ethics.
The discursive and historical-material constitution of ‘the social’ inform our conceptual debates alongside a focus on feminist, Marxian, post-colonial and post-structural theory. With this in mind, the group aims to initiate, support and review individual and collaborative research that investigates aspects of the above themes.
The group encourages research across disciplines and research methods, and hosts the following activities:
- presenting and reviewing work-in-progress by group members or guests
- commenting on grant applications
- sharing research expertise and practical support
- hosting reading groups
- generating external grant applications
- generating internal funding bids to hold events and/or workshops
- fostering co-operation with external partners.
Recent presented papers which have subsequently been published include:
Neal Harris and Gerard Delanty (Sussex), Critical theory and the question of technology: The Frankfurt School revisited, Thesis Eleven
Owen Brown, 'Connection Lost: FALC, Critical Theory, and Psychoanalysis', forthcoming in Thinking Beyond Neoliberalism (Palgrave, 2021, part of Philosophy and Public Purpose).
Peter Lugosi et al, Creating Family Friendly Pub Experiences: A Composite Data Study, International Journal of Hospitality Management