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Do creative industries reinforce inequality?

Are hard work and talent rewarded in the cultural economy? New research fom Dr Mark Taylor suggests that attitudes within creative industries reinforce inequality.

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US citizens living near a mass public shooting more likely to favour stricter gun control

New research from Todd Hartman analyses attitudes towards to gun control in areas following a mass shootings

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Spaces of Encounters

New research by Dr. Aneta Piekut and Prof. Gill Valentine shows the potential to lower prejudice is stronger when contact happens in public spaces.

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