Monthly archive for July2015

Graduation day: Gowns, photos and the manufacturing of anxiety

Graduation day: Gowns, photos and the manufacturing of anxiety

I recently graduated, and the dominant feeling that day was relief. I spent the day thinking “Thank goodness my PhD is over, and I can get on with my life again!” The rest of the day I was just enjoying the theatre of wearing the…

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Polish and Rust: The Use of Images in the Online Discussion of Margaret Thatcher’s Death

Polish and Rust: The Use of Images in the Online Discussion of Margaret Thatcher’s Death

When Margaret Thatcher died in April 2013, the reaction on Twitter was varied and often extreme. Hatred and contempt mingled with tributes, demonstrating that her legacy continues to be a site of struggle. ‘The Death of Thatcher on Social Media’ is a project, part of…

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