About the Project
Specific, though not exclusive sites of cultural practice may include, for example, weddings/marriage rituals and traditions, changes in dining culture, the consumption of media (film, music, literature, etc) as well as homes and their and renovations. This project hinges on identifying unusual, but also banal, zones of class and ethnic practice within the broader context of multi-ethnic cities.
While the researcher will need to demonstrate some familiarity with existing research literature around ethnic identity, consumption, social mobility and social class, the research will use a qualitative approach to generating data. This could be, for example, a project which uses ethnography as its primary methodology but similarly, use of focus groups, semi structured and unstructured interviews may also be appropriate.
As you might be able to infer, this is very much an intersectional, and multi-stranded piece of sociological research. We are hopeful that interested candidates can come up with novel, interesting but well thought out research proposals. To this end, the supervisor encourages interested candidates to discuss the focus of the research and its methodology.
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