Local Democracy, Journalism and Public Relations by Carmel O’Toole and Adrian Roxan

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Description This is a critical examination of the impact of sustained large-scale austerity cuts on local government communications in the UK. Budget constraints have left public sector media teams without the resources for robust citizen-facing communications. The ‘nose for news’ has been downgraded and local journalists, once the champions of public interest coverage, are a force much diminished. The book […]

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‘J’attends un enfant’ – Dr Sharon Kivland

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J’attends un enfant is from a series of small, attractive pamphlets, collecting and reframing found images, which casts a rather unsavoury, even sinister gaze on representations of childhood. Here is l’enfant destructeur. Dr Sharon Kivland is a Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about Sharon Kivland’s books and other works here.

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OAR: The Oxford Artistic & Practice-based Research Platform (Issue 3) – Featuring Dr Sharon Kivland

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Sharon Kivland immerses the reader in her ongoing practice of revisiting and editing the words of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, recomposing these words as love letters written to her. The seemingly intimate correspondence foregrounds unresolved questions of desire, love and death. This issue addresses matters of finishing, remnants and re-visitation in practice-based projects. Contributors apply a variety of disciplinary approaches to […]

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‘Practising Place: Creative & Critical Reflections on Place’ – Featuring Joanne Lee

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“The Practising Place book explores our relationship with place through a collection of co-authored texts, visual essays, creative projects and conversations between artists and academics. Featuring new and existing artworks and covering a range of themes, including rural mythologies, urban noise, boundaries and seaside nostalgia, this highly visual book demonstrates the value of interdisciplinary discourse and presents an approach to the study […]

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The Design Journal Vol. 21 issue 5, edited by Paul Atkinson

The Design Journal, Vol. 21 issue 5, Sep 2018

The articles in this issue, edited by Paul Atkinson, all in some way discuss the different ways in which people—designers, cultures, organisations and end users—see things from particular perspectives or in particular ways, and in doing so decide upon a particular way of doing things. The issue is introduced by Paul in his editorial ‘Points of View‘  and includes five […]

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‘The Bodies that Remain’ – Featuring Dr Sharon Kivland

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The Bodies That Remain is a collection of bodies and absences. Through biography, experimental essay, interview, fictional manifestation, and poetic extraction, The Bodies That Remain is a collection of texts and images on the bodies of artists and writers who battled with the frustration of their own physicality and whose work reckoned with these limitations and continued beyond them. The essays in The Bodies […]

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Journal editorial board appointment: Virginia Heath (Professor of Film) on Film Education Journal board

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The Film Education Journal is the world’s only publication committed to exploring how teachers and other educators work with film, and to involving other participants – policymakers, academics, researchers, cultural agencies and film-makers themselves – in that conversation. It is a bi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the British Film Institute, the Centre for the Moving Image, Creative Scotland and Transgressive […]

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‘Protest: Stories of Resistance’ – featuring Professor David Waddington

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Whatever happened to British protest? For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. In this timely and evocative collection, twenty authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the […]

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