Starting on 29 October 2020, the Centre for Research in Communications and Culture at Loughborough University will host a weekly interdisciplinary webinar series on ‘Cultures of Authenticity’. Understanding authenticity as a buzzword, a construction as well as a highly contested term, the webinar series provides a space for scholars to examine the meaning of authenticity for contemporary social, cultural and political life. The first webinar will focus on “Cities & Urban Culture” and examine how urban renewal and gentrification gives rise to competing claims to authenticity. The second webinar on “Place & Heritage” addresses authenticity claims as a significant feature of many struggles over heritage, culture and place. The third webinar “Social Media & Digital Communication” investigates how the authentic can be created, communicated and profited from, while the fourth seminar on “Gender & Identity” discusses the relationship between gender, identity and authenticity. Each webinar features a keynote speaker – Sharon Zukin (City University of New York), Jillian Rickly (University of Nottingham), Crystal Abidin (Curtin University, Australia) and Sarah Banet-Weiser (London School of Economics) respectively – followed by a panel with research presentations and a discussion. Find the webinar schedule here.
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