The Cultural Sociology cluster focuses on the empirical and theoretical study of a broad range of areas of culture and cultural forms, with particular reference to popular culture.
It seeks to produce high quality, critical and collaborative work (both funded and non-funded) in the field of cultural sociology
It will also seek to further develop current links with the New Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the Drum Arts Centre and the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research.
Key research themes for this cluster include:
- The production and consumption of culture
- The politics (and impact) of cultural representation
- Culture, identity and inequality
- Social movements, and activist art and media
- Cultural policy, institutions and industries
- Sociology of the arts, visual sociology and the sociology of music
- The interactions between everyday culture and social, political and economic life
- Cultural participation and engagement
- Social and cultural theory