Australian Cultural Fields examines the forces changing the production and consumption of contemporary Australian culture. It will assess the influence of transnationalism, the transformations caused by digital media, migration and multiculturalism, and the shifting presence of Indigenous culture, on the relations between culture and nation. It will be the first study to examine the relations between transnational forces, new information technologies, and migrant and Indigenous cultures in the contemporary Australian context. Internationally, it will be the first large-scale study to interrogate the relations between the fields of cultural production and consumption.
Researchers: Professor Tony Bennett, Professor David Rowe, Professor Greg Noble, Professor Tim Rowse, Professor Deborah Stevenson, Associate Professor Michael Volkerling, Dr Emma Waterton , Professor Fred Myers (New York University), Professor Modesto Gayo (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile), and Professors Graeme Turner and David Carter (both from the University of Queensland)
Funding: Australian Research Council (opens in a new window), Discovery Project
Period: 2014-2017 (continuing)
Project website: Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics
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