CRCC member Anna Zsubori publishes book ‘Disney Princesses and Tween Identity: The Franchise in Illiberal Hungary’

Since the creation of the franchise in 2000, Disney Princesses have become a ‘phenomenon’ receiving international attention, admiration as well as criticism from both consumers and scholars. Although audience research has seen growing recognition recently, the investigation of audiences in Central and Eastern Europe and those of Disney animated features is greatly neglected by academics. […]

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CRCC Member Awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for studying social care in the UK

Dr. Anthony Kevins, a CRCC member and Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Loughborough University, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to study social care preferences in the UK. Dr. Naomi Lightman, Associate Professor of Sociology at Toronto Metropolitan University, is the co-investigator on the project.  Ageing populations, limited infrastructure […]

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Call for papers for an edited collection on ‘Cultures of Authenticity’

Following the successful webinar series, hosted by Loughborough University this autumn, we are now seeking contribution for an edited collection on the topic of ‘authenticity’ Editors: Marie Heřmanová, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Michael Skey and Thomas Thurnell-Read, Loughborough University, UK A widespread fascination with the authentic is said to have emerged as […]

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Digital Domesday: surveillance threatens us with a new serfdom

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. In 1085, almost two decades had passed since William the Conqueror’s victory at Hastings, but his realm was not secure. […]

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