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Cultural and political participation

The study of cultural participation is about how people construct and interpret reality and act in contact with other people.

As in other fields of sociology, culture is seen in a broad social context. Culture can legitimize prevailing conditions, it may divide and manipulate people, or it can unite them.

For cultural sociologists culture – a diversity of symbols, ideas and practices – is an analytical perspective more than a particular theme. This means that those researching culture at our department share ways of understanding, not primarily common areas of research. Nevertheless, sense, identity, power and change can be said to be overarching themes.

Jamaica RastaCool Rasta Dude. Photo: Doug (Some Rights Reserved)


The academic profile is broad. Among research interests are:

Researchers in the field of culture are linked to a number of national and international collaborative projects, many of them comparative and / or cross-disciplinary.



Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:53 AM - Last modified Sep. 13, 2018 11:19 AM