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Twitter activity around Social Media and Society conference 2017

Social Media & Society Conference 2017

Posted on 18 August 2017 by WISERD

The 28-30th July marked the 8th annual Social Media & Society Conference. The conference is organised by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto and this year it returned home to Canada after last year’s excursion to Goldsmiths in London. WISERD Research Associate, Dr Wil Chivers presented at both of these conferences and in
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Cultural Participation Research Network meeting, 22nd June 2017

What would a Cultural Participation Research Network look like, and why should we have one?

Posted on 17 July 2017 by WISERD

Dr Eva Elliott and Dr Ellie Byrne introduce The Cultural Participation Research Network, which was established in June 2017 with help from Cardiff University’s Strong Communities, Healthier People Flagship Engagement Project. The network aims to bring a range of individuals and organisations together in Wales to develop a programme of research around cultural participation and what it
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Little girl with mother and grandmother - image credit: iStock

‘It’s bringing new life in’ Teenage parents and inter-generational values of family life

Posted on 30 June 2017 by WISERD

WISERD was joined by Dr Sally Brown from Edinburgh Napier University for the latest Civil Society Seminar, which looked at teenage pregnancy and intergenerational relations. Read her blog to discover more about the findings from her qualitative interviews with teenage mothers and mothers-to-be from different generations. The paper I gave recently at WISERD stems from my
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Labour Party General Election Launch, 9th May 2017 at Event City, Trafford, Manchester, by Sophie Brown, CC Share Alike 4.0 International license

Did Corbyn sway the alienated youth vote?

Posted on 20 June 2017 by WISERD

There is a well-established conventional wisdom that today’s young people are a politically alienated generation, meaning that they are seen as estranged or withdrawn from politics. Whether it is their low turnout in elections or their support for protest and social movements, the young are held up as a generation put off politics by the
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Civic engagement in Russia

Posted on 24 May 2017 by WISERD

Professor Grigori Kliucharev recently presented as part of the WISERD Civil Society seminar series. His presentation, ‘Social and political participation in building democracy in Russia: The role of literacy programmes and educational reforms’, is based on research data on literacy, and social and political participation in Russia. This was conducted in 2014-2016 by Professor Grigori
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They should've let us vote, Pixabay, released under Creative Commons CC0

“They should’ve let us vote”

Posted on 21 April 2017 by WISERD

– College student, Heads of the Valleys. The dominant view among young people with regard to Brexit, is one of anger or frustration at not being allowed to vote. As part of a broader WISERD project exploring education, language and identity, a research team at Aberystwyth University has been travelling around the country to interview under-18s
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