Adrian Franklin

Journal article

Towards an understanding of loneliness among Australian men: gender cultures, embodied expression and the social bases of belonging

To date, psychology has dominated the theoretical research on loneliness but this article argues that sociology has a key role to play in broadening out the theoretical terrain of this understanding so as to create culturally informed interventions.
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'Aimless and absurd wanderings'? Children at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

Through an ethnographic approach in which five young children’s visits were documented in great detail, the article considers these in the light of children’s experiences of previous exhibitionary platforms and the relevance of Mona’s museological interventions for building their dispositions to art and broadening art...
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Engaging with the anti-museum? Visitors to the Museum of Old and New Art

Drawing on a large survey of visitors to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania, this article illuminates the origins, social aims and impacts of successful attempts to push art museums beyond what Hanquinet and Savage call ‘educative leisure’.
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It's a museum, but not as we know it: issues for local residents accessing the Museum of Old and New Art

This study aims to better understand local engagement with the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and shed light on potential socio-cultural transformation.
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The more-than-human city

This paper shows how many natural forces, species, technologies and materialities became entangled in the social, cultural and political life of contemporary cities.