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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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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wisdom that today’s young people are a politically alienated generation, meaning that they are seen as estranged or withdrawn from politics.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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Jeremy_Corbyn,_Leader_of_the_Labour_Party,_UK_speaking_at_rally, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Brexit, young people and the parties I: Labour

Posted on 10 March 2017 by WISERD

Given that the EU Referendum was one of the most dominating, bitterly contested and emotional political campaigns in Britain for decades, that British politics is now and for the foreseeable future dominated by Brexit, and that support for or opposition to EU membership is a reflection of one’s deeply held political values, convictions and beliefs,
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Young people and Brexit: one year on

Posted on 14 February 2017 by WISERD

The decision to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016 was potentially the most dramatic ever taken by the British electorate. Not only did it fly in the face of the expectations of the majority of the media, opinion pollsters and politicians (both in the UK and Europe), but it has come to dominate
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Making the Case for the Social Sciences

Posted on 22 December 2015 by WISERD

Telling stories has always been a good way to grab people’s attention and get them to understand what is important, but it’s not something that academic researchers are very accustomed to doing – after all, is it not a normal part of their training. However, carefully worded and nuanced academic reports – however precise and
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