An event in Westminster Sociology Research Series that might be of interest to IMCC-followers:
Ethnic appropriateness: white nostalgia and nordic noir
Dr Ben Pitcher, University of Westminster
Tuesday 8th October, 5.30pm, room 155, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street
This talk explores a widespread cultural trend away from cosmopolitan consumption, and towards ‘ethnically appropriate’ consuming practices. It suggests that in an attempt to identify forms of ‘appropriate’ white ethnicity in multicultural contexts, consumers have engaged with nostalgic fantasies of domestic femininity. It goes on to consider the appeal of Nordic culture to white British consumers, and suggests that it too is marked by fantasies of ethnic appropriateness, in this case manifested in the landscape, climate, food, culture and politics of the Nordic countries.
The Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture
University of Westminster Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
32-38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW. United Kingdom.