Universities play a central role in informational capitalism. However, higher education institutions have undergone economic, political and cultural transformations leading to competition, market orientation and new management forms. These changes have effects on many levels, including the working conditions and practices of individuals involved in the information gaining process. This article aims to find out how the existing working conditions and practices at universities form the meanings...
There are a wide variety of tertiary level distance education systems, but the fundamental principles are the same: namely that the learner and the instructor must be apart most of the time; that some form of media must be used for communication; there should be provision for student support and occasional face-to-face contact and that there must be an organisation offering instruction. The distance education system can be split into several subsystems depending on need. Three root elements a...
Abstract This thesis is a cultural, social and historical research of cinemagoing and the memory of cinema audiences in the city of Nassau, Bahamas in the 1950s. Drawing from the methodological toolkits of New Cinema History and Memory Studies, the research situates oral history narratives within the broader contexts and underlying structures of cinemagoing as a social activity in a particular place and time. It is an exploration of everyday life in this small British colony through the reco...
This article examines the development and delivery of a Creative Growth Model as part of a programme of Design Innovation activities with creative micro-enterprises and support organizations in the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland. There is a growing body of critique for how creative enterprise is framed, supported and evaluated in relation to economic notions of value and growth that struggle to incorporate the sociocultural interests and activities of sole traders and micro-enterpri...
In this chapter I argue that by queering the traditionally conservative formula of certain horror film subgenres (here the slasher horror and the survival/backwoods rural horror), and in rendering explicit the queerness already inherent in the figures of the vampire and the zombie, queer audiences can engage in a process of retelling familiar stories anew but from a contemporary perspective that allows for a critique of the past and a projection of current anxieties felt by LGBTQ+ communities...
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