Area 1: Generation, aging and participation
- Scherger, with Savage: ongoing survey analysis, exploring processes of inter-generational cultural transmission and social mobility, so allowing greater disaggregation of age groups, e.g. DCMS’s Taking Part survey, NCDS, ELSA and BHPS). (2009)
- Gibson, on Musical participation and taste. (with involvement from Savage and Gayo-Cal), looking at how musical tastes change as people age (2010-2011).
- Nazroo and May with Savage and Scherger on ‘generational narratives’ in the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, looking at how older people talk about their life narratives and relate this to their social engagement (2009-10).
- Moore on Researching Feminist Webs involving ethnographic study of an intergenerational feminist history project creating and documenting histories of feminist youth work in Manchester and NW. Focusing on history-making as a form of participation, and one which challenges conventional narratives of the decline of feminist engagement, and specifically those which rely on accounts of conflicts between generations of feminists.
- Miles, Savage and Buhlmann, examining life histories and accounts of participation and identity conducted with 240 members of the National Child Development Study drawn from a collaboration with the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education (2009-2011).
- Savage, (with the assistance of Le Roux). Life trajectories and social participation Adopting methods championed in the Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion projects, we will working with the cloud of individuals within MCA, to plot the individuals interviewed in depth within the space of capitals, using measures derived from different waves of the NCDS (2009-10).
Area 2: Changing boundaries of disengagement and participation
- -Miles, Not ‘taking part’. Structures and narratives of cultural (dis-) engagment, based on analysis of interviews with an extensive group of ‘non-users’ of cultural institutions. This will report on how non use is bound up with biographical life histories - in particular experiences of work, migration and mobility, family dynamics , and housing histories - and the marginalizing processes of urban regeneration (2009-10).
- Todd project on Marginalisation and understandings of cultural participation in north Manchester (2009-2010), which looks at the post war construction of the working classes as ‘problem populations’. This will consider how better understand the historical formation of working class experience since 1945 and will include a case study of the MAD theatre company. (CRESC Buy-out 2009-2010)
- Gayo-Cal and Savage, Disputing the abstainer and univore thesis, using data from Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion to consider working class cultural engagement, linked to ESRC-SSRC Visiting Fellowship by Modesto Gayo-Cal (November 2009 to Feb 2010).
- Wendy Bottero on ‘Who do they think they were: family histories, social exclusion and understandings of the past’ A small-scale qualitative exploration of popular family history, which investigates how - in the process of researching their family trees - amateur genealogists perceive historical processes, and situate themselves, and their ancestors, within narratives of social change and the ‘past’, and to consider what kinds of solidarities and identities are linked to such practices (CRESC buy out 2009-10).
- Sophie Woodward on ordinary participation using ethnographic studies to show how everyday objects are agents of engagement and participation (2009-2011).
Area 3: Redrawing the cultural sector
- Miles and Savage, on The remaking of the British cultural elite joint with theme 1, and which will include here a specific focus on Manchester elites to dovetail with national elite mapping being conducted in Theme 1 (2009-2011).
- Miles and Gilmore, on research findings from NW Cultural Olympiad, exploring the dynamics of ‘real’ versus ‘virtual’ participation, the role of festivals and events on ‘place-making’, linking culture and sport, and examining the role cultural intermediaries and ‘leadership’ in organizational development (2009-2012).
- Miles, from his work on ‘impact’ evaluations with arts organizations and secondment to the DCMS, on the history, politics and ideology of evidence generation in policy making and the ‘applied’ cultural sector (2009-2011).
- Pickstone, on Manchester History Festival, linking website for this February event available and making it a resource to document popular history making in the Manchester area
- Wolff, with Savage on Manchester cultural institutions. To explore the changing historical role of civic cultural institutions in Manchester (2009).
- Parker, (Hallsworth visiting professor, 2009-2010) and Savage on Cities after neo-liberalism. This to lead to a seminar that Parker will organize in association with IPEG and CRESC to consider the changing role of cultural processes in urban governance.
- Favell (SSRC-ESRC visiting fellowship on Creative Cities: comparing London and Tokyo). This will examine comparative examples of cultural regeneration strategies, using Tokyo, London, Manchester and Yokahama as case studies (2009-2010).
- Gilmore, on Cultural assets mapping methodologies for local cultural, regeneration and place-making strategies (2009-2010)
Area 4: Comparative Analyses of Cultural Capital and Social Exclusion
- Rubio and Silva, on Changes and conservation: challenges to the public. The project aims to explore the processes of conservation and preservation of art in galleries and museums. What are the material processes through which 'culture' is represented, preserved and enacted as a public good? How does the public relate to the processes of change, both ‘natural’ and implemented through scientific practices of conservation? A comparative study of the Tate and the Moma is envisaged (2009-2011)
- Warde on ‘pursuing the omnivore’, including collaboration with the Sustainable Consumption Institute (2009-2012)
- Savage (and Soytemel) on fiction and transnational cultural capital, examining the role of fictional representation in the construction of culturally venerated transnational cities (2009).