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Art as a pathway to impact: Understanding the affective experience of public engagement with film

Langdridge, Darren; Gabb, Jacqui and Lawson, Jamie (2019). Art as a pathway to impact: Understanding the affective experience of public engagement with film. The Sociological Review, 67(3) pp. 585–601.

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Abstract

The need for social as well as academic impact in social science research is now well established. Art is increasingly being explored as a means of generating social impact, most commonly as a means for engaging the public with research findings, but to date with little exploration of the process of engagement itself. In this study, we set out to explore the power of art to engage the public. We do this by examining the ‘affective’ experience of engagement through a qualitative investigation using one-to-one interviews and a modified visual matrix exercise. In this article we report on the findings from our analysis of the affective experience of watching a film series, and through this discuss the use of film to communicate research findings and value of a novel qualitative psychosocial methodology for exploring the process of public engagement.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Authors
ISSN: 1467-954X
Keywords: affect; film; impact; public engagement; visual matrix exercise
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Item ID: 58114
Depositing User: Darren Langdridge
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 03:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58114
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