Work Package 5: Research on intergenerational dynamics of cultural socialisation

[Months: 10-34]

Lead: ASTON U
Partner Institutions: DU, PILAR, CRRC, MSGSU, UPF, UKBA, SPPU, HAW HAMBUR

The aim of WP5 is to explore family settings as one of the most important sites of informal cultural socialisation and participation for young people. The WP focuses on the intergenerational dynamics of the transmission of cultural knowledge, heritage and identities. The cultural dimension of demographic and social changes associated with the processes of globalisation will be investigated by examining how different generations of family members negotiate the meanings, values and practices that they associate with their cultural traditions and heritage (e.g. first and second generations of immigrants; ‘socialist’ and ‘post-socialist’ generations; urban and rural; country of origin and diasporic groups). WP5 is designed to explore both geographical and historical dynamics in cultural participation and inter-cultural dialogue. India and Turkey are included on the basis of their status as the countries of origin for the biggest diasporic communities in Europe. Georgia is also included as a case study to explore the changes in cultural orientation between the first post-Soviet generation of young people, and their parents and grandparents who were born in the USSR and within the Soviet cultural orbit. The WP’s focus on family traditions and informal channels of transmission of cultural heritage will generate data for comparison with the representation and transmission of cultural heritage and identities in more formalised, official and institutionalised contexts such as heritage sites (WP6), schools (WP2) and civil society institutions (WP4).

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