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.
Chief Investigators: Professor Tony Bennett (Project Director), Professor David Carter (University of Queensland), Professor Greg Noble, Emeritus Professor David Rowe, Emeritus Professor Tim Rowse, Professor Deborah Stevenson, Professor Graeme Turner (University of Queensland), Professor Emma Waterton.
Partner Investigators: Professor Modesto Gayo (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile), Professor Fred Myers (New York University).
Associate Investigators: Distinguished Professor Ien Ang, Associate Professor Liam Magee, Associate Professor Michael Volkerling, Associate Professor Megan Watkins, Dr Anna Cristina Pertierra.
Research Support: Dr Ben Dibley (Research Fellow), Dr Michelle Kelly (Senior Research Officer and Project Manager).
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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