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Hoardings around Hackney: sociology, art and barriers

Wood, Lucy (2016) Hoardings around Hackney: sociology, art and barriers. Researching Sociology (07 Mar 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

I recently did a piece of research on construction hoardings. The primary function of hoardings is to keep the public safely out of construction sites, but the boards also provide a surface for advertising – for communicating ideas. It seemed to me that these hoardings share many of the same characteristics as evangelical Christian texts, particularly in the way they deal with time and the future. Both encourage speculative, faithful investment in a future of some kind, with a requisite buying into something immaterial.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 11:42
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 11:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82289

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