Sometime this afternoon, between the school run and packing away the food shop, a friend of mine asked my opinion on the comments made by Kirsty Allsop, Location, Location, Location presenter. Guardian writer Mark Tran Quotes Kirsty’s views on motherhood, firstly what she would tell her daughter if she had one: “Darling, do you know… Continue reading Culture Jamming Parenting- Mothering, Kirsty Allsop and Go the F*ck to Sleep..
So its over, the dissertation is complete, bound and handed in.. Look, See, Proof! So I just wanted to take a min to say thank you. In Particular to the artists I featured in my dissertation: Threen, Camus, Know1, RIP, Pesse, Arms, Snot, Diek, Zenone, and those who’s work I happily took pictures of all… Continue reading Its Finished!
No headlines when Banksy covers up another artists work? http://animalnewyork.com/2013/why-is-everyone-fucking-up-banksys-nyc-work-americas-top-vandals-explain/ Really quick one tonight. This article was brought to my attention by Ntrpnrs (if you haven’t checked out there site yet, please do- strait after this!), over on facebook. So Banksy is in New York City and local graffiti artists are daring to go over… Continue reading 10th October 2013- Why the media obsession with Banksy cover ups..?
Twitter is a great place to practise skills of procrastination. However, in between reading the news or tweets of squabbling academics, sometimes a little gem like this comes along. Before I fully explain what has excited me so much about this website, here is some back ground on the EDL – English defence league. ‘The… Continue reading 5th October 2013 – Culture Jamming the EDL
Hanley is the biggest of Stoke-on-Trent’s five towns. It is often referred to as the city centre, despite the 5 town configuration. This section analysis is based on how big Hanley is to survey and, like the canal, will be surveyed in sections. Hanley is the biggest of Stoke-on-Trent’s five towns. It is often referred… Continue reading 20th September 2013 Hanley Ethnography
Today was the second day on the canal path, picking up at Shelton new road on the opposite side of the closed tow path (at the end of day1). Immediately there was a wall of graffiti, these were pieces rather than the tags that have been the norm along the canal. There was lots of… Continue reading 8th September 2013 Shelton New Road to Emma Bridgewater Bridge Ethnography
Today marks the beginning of the canal tow path ethnography. I am doing this in stages as I do not have the time to do the whole length of the canal that passes through Stoke on Trent in one day. Day 1 has focused on the section of canal that runs from Festival Park (China… Continue reading 5 September 2013 Trent/Mersey Canal to Cauldon Canal Ethnography
A part of any researchers task is to consider and abide by a code of ethics. Within sociology a statement of ethical practise from the British Sociological Association forms a guide that researchers can refer to when making decisions about how to proceed with research. When choosing relevant methodology there is many ethical considerations to… Continue reading 4th September 2013 – The day that ethics got in the way.
I post a lot about the hall of fame, mainly because I spend a lot of time there documenting the changes and trying to get artists to talk to me! However, the area surrounding the HOF is somewhere that I had not examined yet. The area we looked at today is an open disused industrial… Continue reading 3 September 2013 Peacocks Hay & Hem heath Woods Ethnography
Moving on for the ‘love it or hate it’ blog post, although possibly not that much. the next topic of the blog is boy bands, particularly the talent contest manufactured ‘One Direction’. This bus stop advertisement made its way in to the pile of culture jamming images currently being compiled. Normally it would be dismissed… Continue reading 25 August 2013 Culture Jamming Boybands – One Direction