Network for culture, inequality and democarcy

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Network for culture, inequality and democracy (KUD/CID) researches connections between the culture and media field (understood as audience, use, texts, institutions and politics) and social inequality, with a particular focus on implications for democracy, participation and citizenship. The network is led by Jan Fredrik Hovden and Torgeir Uberg Nærland.

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Nov 03

Workshop: Changing Classes, Cultural and Political Lifestyles

Unveiling Dynamics of Change: Insights from the Workshop on Culture, Inequality, and Democracy

Guest lecture
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Nov 01

Guest lecture with Philippe Coulangeon

Unveiling Cultural Shifts: Insights from Philippe Coulangeon's Open Guest Lecture

PhD workshop
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Dec 13

PhD workshop with Ezequiel Ramon Pinat

Unveiling the Dynamics of Social Media in Social Movements: Insights from Ezequiel Ramon's Seminar

Web seminar
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Apr 20

Web seminar with Dominique Pasquier

Navigating Digital Equality: Dominique Pasquier's Insights on the Impact of Internet Popularity in France

Web seminar
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Dec 15

Web seminar with Pierre Merckle

Unveiling the Cultural Tapestry of French Teenagers: Insights from Pierre Mercklé's Research


Nærland, T. (2023). “Towards a sociologically enriched understanding of anti-media populism: The case of Enough is Enough!”. International journal of communication. 

Hovden, J. F. (2023). “The same everywhere? Exploring structural homologies of national social fields using the case of journalism”. The British Journal of Sociology, 1468-4446.13023.

Hovden, J. F. (2023). “Worlds apart. On class structuration of citizens’ political and public attention and engagement in an egalitarian society”. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, 10(2), 209–232.

Driessen, O and Nærland, T.U. (2022). “Mediated recognition: Identity, respect, and social justice in a changing media environment”. (Editors introduction) in Communications, de Greuter 

Dahl, J. M. and Nærland, T. U (2022) "Playful recognition: Television comedy and the politics of mediated recognition", Communications, de Greuter.   

Nærland, T.U & Dahl, J.M. (2022). “Beyond representation: Public service media, minorities and the promotion of capabilities through entertainment”. Poetics. ElsevierFlemmen, M., Hjellbrekke, J., 

Hovden, J. F. and Jarness, V. (2022). “Stability, Transformation, and Escalation: Norwegian Classes and Class Boundaries 2008–2020”. Class Boundaries in Europe. The Bourdieusian Approach in Perspective. London: Routledge.

Hovden, J. F and Rosenlund, L. (2021). “Class and Everyday Media Use. A Case study from Norway”. Nordicom Review.

Hovden, J. F (2021). “Dårlige borgere? Arbeiderklassen i den moderne offentligheten”. I Ljunggren og Nordli Hansen Arbeiderklassen. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.

Nærland, T.U., Hovden, J.F., Moe, H. (2020). “Enabling Cultural Policies? Culture, Capabilities and Citizenship”. International Journal of Communication