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Culture-Economy-Life (CEL)

A research group of the Department of Geography.

The Culture-Economy-Life (CEL) research cluster reflects the Department of Geography’s commitment to generating dynamic and productive relations between the fields of social, cultural and economic geography.

CEL provides a forum that brings together existing Departmental research from across these fields to create new and innovative research trajectories in human geography.

While the research interests of cluster members are broad and wide-ranging, CEL is marked in particular by a shared interest in how the cultural and economic intersect in ‘life’: from the routines and associations of everyday life, and its displacements and diverse embodied and emotional experiences, to the exhibitions and iconographies of past lives, and developmental imaginaries of lives yet to be lived.

For details of CEL Research Themes, Members, Events, and Selected Grants and Publications, please visit the CEL website.

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Teaching Staff

Research Staff

Publications by staff in this group

Journal Article

  • Colls, R. & Fannin, M. (2013). Placental surfaces and the geographies of bodily interiors. Environment and Planning A 45: 1187-1104.
  • Colls, R. (2012). 'Big Girls Having Fun': Reflections on a fat accepting space. Somatechnics 2(1): 18-37.

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