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Performing Gender in Chinese Cinema (2019)
Book Chapter
Bao, H. (2019). Performing Gender in Chinese Cinema. In Routledge Handbook of Gender in East Asia Gender StudiesTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

In this chapter, I trace a brief genealogy of how Chinese cinema engages with the issue of gender. In doing so, I examine how gender has been represented and constructed through the cinematic apparatus in different eras of modern Chinese history. I s... Read More about Performing Gender in Chinese Cinema.

Queer History, Culture, and Activism in China: A Conversation with Queer Filmmaker and Activist He Xiaopei (2019)
Journal Article
BAO, H. (2019). Queer History, Culture, and Activism in China: A Conversation with Queer Filmmaker and Activist He Xiaopei. Made in China Journal, 4(1), 96-105

He Xiaopei (何小培) is a leading queer feminist filmmaker, activist, and director of Beijing-based NGO Pink Space, an NGO dedicated to promoting sexual rights and gender equality. Her films include The Lucky One ( 宠儿, 2012), Our Marriages: Lesbians... Read More about Queer History, Culture, and Activism in China: A Conversation with Queer Filmmaker and Activist He Xiaopei.

Cultivating the Classical Style: The Stanford-Denver Creative Writing Axis (2019)
Journal Article
HUTCHISON, A. (in press). Cultivating the Classical Style: The Stanford-Denver Creative Writing Axis. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies,

Recent scholarship has done much to reveal the influence of the institutionalisation of creative writing on US literary culture in the post World War II. This article seeks to contribute to this emergent field by drawing attention to the distinct for... Read More about Cultivating the Classical Style: The Stanford-Denver Creative Writing Axis.

An idea whose time has come? : modern slavery, multiple streams approach and multi-layer policy implementation (2018)
Journal Article
Gardner, A. (2018). An idea whose time has come? : modern slavery, multiple streams approach and multi-layer policy implementation. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 10(13), 461-481. doi:10.1093/jhuman/huy022

This article uses Kingdon’s multiple streams approach to analyse the implementation gap between anti-slavery legislation and front-line practice, with particular reference to emerging challenges in the implementation of the UK’s 2015 Modern Slavery... Read More about An idea whose time has come? : modern slavery, multiple streams approach and multi-layer policy implementation.

Lipstick on a pig?: appreciative inquiry in a context of austerity (2018)
Book Chapter
Gardner, A. (2018). Lipstick on a pig?: appreciative inquiry in a context of austerity. In K. P. Bartles, & J. M. Wittmayer (Eds.), Action research in policy analysis: critical and relational approaches to sustainability transitions, 159-174. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter reflects on the implications of constructing research which aims to be critical, relational and transformative in organisations under financial pressure due to austerity. It finds that apreciative inquiry can assist in establishing coll... Read More about Lipstick on a pig?: appreciative inquiry in a context of austerity.

The infrapolitics of cultural value: cultural policy, evaluation and the marginalisation of practitioner perspectives (2016)
Journal Article
Green, W., & Newsinger, J. (2016). The infrapolitics of cultural value: cultural policy, evaluation and the marginalisation of practitioner perspectives. Journal of Cultural Economy, 9(4), 382-395. https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2016.1141791

This article is about the politics of cultural value. It focusses on the representations of value that exist in the epistemologies and methodologies of cultural impact evaluation and the discrepancies between these official discourses and the discour... Read More about The infrapolitics of cultural value: cultural policy, evaluation and the marginalisation of practitioner perspectives.

Local governance under the Conservatives: super-austerity, devolution and the ‘smarter state’ (2016)
Journal Article
Lowndes, V., & Gardner, A. (2016). Local governance under the Conservatives: super-austerity, devolution and the ‘smarter state’. Local Government Studies, 42(3), 357-375. doi:10.1080/03003930.2016.1150837

Through their ambitious devolution programme, the Conservatives show a new assertiveness in relation to restructuring the local state, in contrast to the laissez-faire approach of the previous Coalition government. Although the Coalition piloted devo... Read More about Local governance under the Conservatives: super-austerity, devolution and the ‘smarter state’.