RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016
Nexus-Thinking the Network: Social Network Analysis, Digital Data, and Complexity in Cultural and Media Production Networks
Sponsored by the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG)
Session convenors: Michael Hoyler (Loughborough University) and Allan Watson (Staffordshire University)
While there has been a great deal of attention paid within Geography to the localised spatial clustering of the cultural and media industries in particular ‘hot-spots’, our understanding of the social and economic complexities of cultural and media production networks, and the subsequent spatial manifestations of these networks, remains poorly developed. Furthermore, our ability to understand the scope and scale of these production networks has remained limited by a lack of extensive, quantitative analyses. The aim of this session is to ‘nexus-think’ the complex social and economic interdependencies within networks, so as to better inform methodologies and digital data collection strategies for extensive network analyses. The topics addressed within this session will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Proposals including a title and abstract of no more than 250 words should be submitted by e-mail to Michael Hoyler (M.Hoyler@lboro.ac.uk) and Allan Watson (A.Watson@staffs.ac.uk) no later than Monday, 8th February 2016.