Laura Clancy Articles 1

I am a PhD student in Sociology at Lancaster University, funded by the ESRC and the AHRC. My doctoral research is concerned with the ways in which the contemporary British monarchy is represented in media culture, and the cultural meanings and ideologies circulating through monarchical imaginaries. My project is concerned in particular with the role of the monarchy in naturalizing powerful classed and gendered hierarchies through popular culture, and will consider how discourses of classed power in Britain are manifest in the (re)production and (re)appropriation of images of the royal institution; and what the quotidian construction, mediation and consumption of these images reveals about the organisation of British social, political and cultural life.

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