The Discursive Families network periodically holds events to bring together researchers from a range of disciplines interested in narratives around the family and their representation in popular media culture.
St Gallen Workshop, June 2017
Project Dissemination Event, February 2011
A planning visit to University of Sydney (Marshall and Davis, February 2011) established a time frame for data collection and analysis. The initial network activity centred on the data collection from the National Library of Scotland, for Good Housekeeping, and in Australia the National Library Australia Trove digitized collections for Australian Women’s Weekly for 1950-1980 and the New South Wales State Library for the 1990-2010 issues (hard copy). Data from 1950 was coded by each of the researchers independently and used to establish a coding frame from subsequent coding.
Coding was done independently in each of the two countries. All of the visual and written material was summarised and entered onto a spreadsheet with each researcher taking responsibility for specific data periods. Most of this data has been entered.
There was a meeting in London in August (Marshall, Schneider, Davis, and Petersen) to review the data collection progress and discuss the initial themes. The dissemination event and publication plans were discussed at this meeting.
Professor Hogg spent several weeks at the University of Sydney in November working on data analysis. A number of UK meetings to discuss the data analysis were conducted by Skype and there was an October meeting between Professor Marshall, Professor Hogg and Dr. Schneider in Edinburgh and Professor Marshall travelled to Lancaster in November for a research meeting. These were short trips rather than extended visits. Planning of the dissemination seminar was on-going.