Wot no labels!

20 05 2011

Research regarding fluid sexual representation on TV

Craig Haslop from the University of Sussex is conducting research in the Media and film and music department investigating the potential of open-ended sexual representation on British television – that is representation of sexuality without labelling.

As part of this he is looking for volunteers in London to give just 1 and 1/2 hours of their time to attend a screening of the BBC TV series Torchwood and a follow up discussion of 45 minutes.  All research will be treated in complete confidence and results used will be anonymous.

The focus groups will take place in Central London on the Tuesday the 7th and Wednesday 8th June 2011 at the Drill Hall starting at 6.45pm at the Drill Hall , 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX near Tottenham Court Road tube.

If you think you can help please contact c.d.haslop@sussex.ac.uk with the date you can make and whether you’re employed and if so what your occupation is.

(Feel free to pass this information on to friends and colleagues who you think might be interested)

Yet Another Conference of Interest

20 05 2011

CfP: Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space. 2011. September 22-23

COMPAS, University of Oxford, Oxford

Call for Papers:  Deadline 6 June 2011

The intensification of global flows in the current period has led scholars to describe cities like London as ‘super-diverse’: a ‘diversification of diversity’, with a population characterized by multiple ethnicities, countries of origin, immigration statuses, and age profiles (Vertovec 2007).

The aims of this conference to be held at COMPAS <http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk>  (University of Oxford) on 22-23 September 2011 are: to address the missing dimension of migration and mobility in the literature on urban space, and the missing dimension of spatiality in the literature on diversity; and to develop new modes of inquiry appropriate to the contemporary challenge of super-diversity.

We invite proposals for papers which investigate aspects related to the conference themes and we welcome in particular proposals that focus on the following areas:

  • Understanding belonging and diversity in complex urban spaces
  • Changing practices of fieldwork and new and old modes of ethnographic investigation

Abstracts from early career researchers are especially welcome.  For full details, see: http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/forthcoming/#c802