In this PhD seminar Adrian Leguina, will talk about “The Temporalities of cultural participation practices in the UK: life course dynamics and mobility effects”
Date and time: Wednesday 25th Jan, 12noon – 1:00pm
Venue: Room 2.07 Humanities Bridgeford Street
Please find the abstract below. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Everyone is welcome, so we would be happy to see you all there!
Alexandra Albert, Georgia Chatzi and Angelo Moretti
The temporalities of cultural participation practices in the UK: life course dynamics and mobility effects.
We know that both social mobility and place matter for cultural participation but for reasons of paradigmatic constraint, data limitations and methodological complexity their intersections have rarely been studied. In this paper we combine quantitative data from the 1958 UK Birth Cohort Study (also known as the National Child Development Study) with qualitative life history interviews conducted with sub samples of panel members in Scotland, Wales, North-West and South-East England when they reached the age of 50 in 2008 to explore the relationship between socio-spatial mobilities and participation practices. We are interested in the spatial patterning of social mobility and participation forms within and between UK regions but also, drawing on debates about identity and belonging (e.g. Savage et al 2005), in how far these aligns with biographical narratives of participation and class discourses of mobility in different parts of the UK. Here we mix text-mining techniques with correspondence analysis in order to integrate quantitative and qualitative perspectives on mobility, place and participation. Our early findings indicate that semantic fields for participation modes and class identities are associated with distinctive and contrasting mobility trajectories.