Democratic citizenship blog

In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

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In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

16 posts found

Women's Periodicals and print culture in Britain 1940s-2000s

26 May 2021 Dr Laurel Forster 5 min read

Dr Laurel Forster writes about how her new book draws attention to women’s involvement and engagement with British print cultures from the end of the Second World War to the twenty-first century.

Woman reading magazine

Voyage Around My Room: lessons on marvelling at the minutiae of our homes in isolation

04 February 2021 6 min read

William Sutton writes for The Conversation explores an anti-travel book written in 1790 as a solace during Lockdown

A pile of books

Mexican Women Aren't Just Fighting for Equality - But Survival Co-Authored by Professor Amanda Peterson, University of San Diego, and Professor Deborah Shaw, School of Film, Media and Communication

02 September 2020 Professor Deborah Shaw 9 min read

Many issues unite feminists around the world, such as the right to abortion, safe contraception, and equal opportunities and pay. In Mexico, however, the feminist cause has been galvanized by a more fundamental right: the right to live.

Una Mujer Luchando by Norma Patiño Navarro

Horror films are highlighting human rights abuses in Latin America Latin horror movies are raising awareness of human rights abuses in South America to an international audience

20 August 2020 Professor Deborah Shaw 6 min read

Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the parallels between real human rights abuses and Latin American horror films

Undead hands black and white photo

Anglo-centric film culture and the continuing resistance to subtitles Let's embrace the one-inch subtitles and discover more of the world’s cultural gifts, explains Professor Deborah Shaw for The Conversation

24 January 2020 7 min read

Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies, at The University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the negative reality that western audiences prefer not to consume foreign speaking films and TV

Subtitles

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