European culture

2
Feb

New research alert: Religiosity in Croatia and Serbia

Danijela Gavrilović, a member of the Serbian Invent team, recently published an article titled “A Comparative Analysis of Religiosity in Croatia and Serbia,” in Sociologija. In her research, Gavrilović explores various dimensions of religiosity, including denomination, self-declared religiosity, and religious practices, among the citizens of Croatia and Serbia. Utilizing data from empirical studies conducted over the past fifteen years, such

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27
Jan

New research alert: Trust repertoires and the reception of institutional responses to the COVID-19 crisis in Europe

INVENT member Marc Verboord from the Dutch INVENT team published a new article in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology on the role of institutional trust in current European societies. Based on a secondary data analysis of Eurobarometer data (response rate 39.6%), it maps institutional trust repertoires and analyzes their consequences for a crisis that disturbed public life immensely in

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13
Nov

New Research Alert: Definitely (not) belonging to culture: Europeans’ evaluations of the contents and limits of culture

INVENT members Semi Purhonen (FI), Marc Verboord (NL), Ossi Sirkka (FI), Nete Nørgaard Kristensen (DK), and Susanne Janssen (NL) have published a new article in Poetics Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts. The article builds on survey research conducted by INVENT and its abstract reads as follows: Despite the long history of debating its meaning and its current unprecedented ubiquity both in

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18
Oct

New video: what is the difference between openness and tolerance?

In this video INVENT researcher Riie Heikkilä from the Finnish team explains the difference between openness and tolerance. Discover the different attitudes that citizens hold toward cultures other than their own. Intrigued? You can read more about this topic in the article Cosmopolitanism in contemporary European societies: mapping and comparing different types of openness across Europe.

6
Jun

New research Alert – Cosmopolitanism in contemporary European societies: mapping and comparing different types of openness across Europe

INVENT members Tally Katz-Gerro, Neta Yodovich (UK team), Susanne Janssen, Marc Verboord (Netherlands team), and Joan Llonch-Andreu (Spanish team) have published a new article in the journal of Contemporary European Studies. The article is open access and builds on the survey research conducted by INVENT. The abstract reads as follows: Cosmopolitanism, which is often defined as openness to other cultures

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26
Oct

Taking Part: Migrants engaging in local cultural offers in five European countries

During the past summer, INVENT’s members have conducted interviews with locals and migrants in each of the consortium countries. In the following blog, we share preliminary findings regarding the ways in which migrants take part (or don’t) in their new country’s cultural offerings. The countries included in this blog are the UK, Denmark, Finland, Croatia, and Serbia (in which immigrant

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4
Oct

The Debate on Cultural Appropriation has arrived in German-speaking Countries

This year in April the German musician Ronja Maltzahn was supposed to play a concert at a Fridays-for-Future protest in Hannover (DE). A few days before the event, however, she was uninvited by the organizers due to her hairstyle: She, a white person, was wearing dreadlocks [1]. A few months later, a similar event took place in Switzerland. Here, a

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22
Jun

Should Netflix obey Swiss rules? How cinema is (still) a national industry

In the age of immediacy, of the digital, the relationship between audiovisual products and consumers is increasingly close. It has become a habit to choose as a favorite pastime to watch an episode of a TV series via a payment platform. It is a simple, fast and repeatable process over time, which is why many people have already incorporated it

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11
May

How COVID-19 Pandemic influenced Cultural Workers in Southeast Europe – Part 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an economic and social crisis that has both revealed and exacerbated already strong trends in many areas of society, while also creating new spaces for reflection and questioning. What are specific trends in the cultural sector that are being exaggerated by the COVID-19 pandemic? What did it mean to go digital for art and cultural

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4
May

Solidarity beyond borders of war: Zhivago writes poems to Old Europe

In some corner of a random neighborhood in the city of Mariupol, in Ukraine, a man blows out a candle and leaves his room in darkness. He has heard the advance of the troops and is afraid that the dim light that filters through the curtains will arouse some suspicion. Downstairs, in the street, it is pitch black and the

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