ERMeCC Research Theme
The growing international diffusion, exchange, and intermingling of cultural goods and media products is an evident manifestation of globalization in everyday life. The international flows of culture, news, and information, have intensified through satellite networks, digital technology, and the Internet - and the rise of multinational media conglomerates and cultural industries. Moreover, with these developments, international migration – one of the most omnipresent forms of globalization – has greatly enhanced cultural diversity and has led to an increased awareness of the "Other", as well as to diversity politics and the production of in- and exclusion.
Our research addresses the consequences of globalization, migration, and increased diversity for, processes, structures, products, and practices in the fields of media and culture. In what ways and to what extent does globalization alter the production, dissemination, content, and reception of various media and cultural products? How does it change the nature and impact of media and cultural policies and the role of national and local institutions in policy-making? And how does the globalization of media and culture affect the (re)construction of cultural and political identities at the transnational, the national, the local, and the individual level?
The research in this cluster is closely connected with current projects in the EUR-wide Vital Cities and Citizens research initiative.
- Vital Cities & Citizens: Inclusive Cities & Diversity
- Vital Cities & Citizens: Smart Cities & Communities
ERMeCC researchers focus on the following subjects:
- Diversity and social in/exclusion in (cultural) policy making, education, media, entertainment, and sports (Awad, Berkers, Berghman, Bisschop Boele, Van Campenhout, Hammana, Janssen, Klijnhout, Seijbel, Van Sterkenburg, Verboord)
- Media, migration and refugees (Alencar, Li, Hofhuis)
- Impact of globalization on production, dissemination and consumption of culture, media and art (Brandellero, Castro, Driessen, Janssen, Verboord, Vermeylen, Wayne, Weij)
- Representation of ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, gender and sexuality in media, culture and sports (Berkers, Boross, Van Campenhout, Krijnen, Schaap, Seijbel, Sommier, Van Sterkenburg)
- Role of locality in cultural memory, heritage, and cultural identity (Brandellero, Driessen, Van der Hoeven, Janssen).
- Intercultural competencies in education (Chaudhri, Hofhuis, Sommier, Wang).
- Intercultural communication in organizations (Chaudhri, Hofhuis, Sommier, Wang)
Listed below is a selection of ERMeCC research projects in this area.
- INVENT- European Inventory of Societal Values of Cultures as a Basis for Inclusive Cultural Policies
- iFlIPP - Innovating Football Leadership: Inclusion through Policy and Practice
- Integrating through the Digital: Analyzing the Role of ICTs and Social Media in Refugee Settlement Processes in China
- Digital Integration and Forced Migrations
- Hearing diversities: how music can bring people together
- Crafting future urban economies. Motivations, practices and valuation of makers in the development of circular urban economies
- Living in the Media - Analysing the Impact of Media Tourism on Locals’ Identities and Sense of Belonging
- Racism and Televised Football
- FestiVersities -European Music Festivals, Public Spaces, and Cultural Diversity
- Empowering students through interdisciplinary and intercultural education on sustainable development
- Secondary education teachers’ and students’ engagement with cultural diversity
- Competing conceptions of diversity and city culture (see below Karen Klijnhout)
- Sport and National Identity: Changing Citizenship and the Global Battle for Talent
- Measuring and improving students’ intercultural competencies (see below Hofhuis)
- Inclusiviteit in de Rotterdamse kunst- en cultuursector
- Elvis has finally left de building? Boundary work, whiteness and the reception of rock music in a comparative perspective
- Diversiteit in de cultuursector in Den Haag
- Inclusiviteit in kunst en cultuur: impliciete associaties als expliciete drempel
- Beeldvorming rondom culturele diversiteit bij rijksambtenaren 2008-2018
- Online stedelijk erfgoed: de sociaal-culturele waarde van participatieve erfgoedwebsites
- War! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts
- Popular music heritage, cultural memory and cultural identity. Localised popular music histories and their significance for music audiences and music industries in Europe