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26
Jul

The Challenges of Qualitative Interviewing

Finnish INVENT team member Riie Heikkilä and her colleague Anu Katainen recently published an article in The Sociological Review on the often challenging “counter-talk” in qualitative interviews on cultural practices. They identified three types of counter-talk: resisting the situation, resisting the topic, and resisting the interviewer – arguing that counter-talk should be given more importance as a key element of the qualitative

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24
Jul

Article “What is Europe?”

The article “What is Europe? The meaning of Europe in different social contexts in Switzerland” has recently been published in Swiss Political Science Review by Swiss Invent team member Jörg Röss, Georg Datler and Julia Schroedter. They analyzed the meanings that persons associate with Europe for a sample of the population of Switzerland. From this analysis six meaning dimensions emerge,

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22
Jul

Trust in authorities during the COVID-19 lockdown in four European countries

Marc Verboord from the Dutch INVENT team published an article together with Sara Grøn Perlstein in PLOS ONE on trust in political authorities in the first COVID-19 lockdown (see full Open Access version at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/authors?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0253175 ). The article examines the population response to government containment strategies during initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in four high-trust Northern European countries–Denmark, Germany,

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15
Jul

Towards a New Intersection of Urban and Culture Theory

On July 2nd and 3rd, Prof. Tally Katz-Gerro the UK-PI, participated in an online conference organized by Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich Centre for Creative Economies, Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts Professional College of Arts, and Tourism Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. The conference, titled “Smart Cities and Creativity: Towards a New Intersection of Urban

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25
Jun

New Finnish project on the impact of algorithms on the distribution of cultural capital

Finnish INVENT team member Riie Heikkilä’s research project “Redistribution of Cultural Capital in the Era of Algorithms: A Comparative Study of Finnish Libraries” received a four-year funding from the Finnish KONE Foundation and has launched in March 2021. The project focuses on the effects of algorithms and recommendation systems and takes its empirical comparative case from Finnish libraries, of which

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