Popular Culture/Popular Memory
Popular culture offers insight into historical and contemporary cultural formations, and relations between political and economic power. In this context, our Media Research critically engages with cultural representations and media practices in order to promote cultural diversity and social change. Key areas of concern centre around constructions of popular and national memory, the politics of popular music journalism, popular media and animal ethics, as well as the representational politics of Reality media forms. Inequalities of class, gender, sexuality and age are at the forefront of our enquiries.