Narrative, Power and the Public
6. Different Roles of an Artistic Researcher, the Public and the Uses of Sociological Imagination
An artistic researcher never works in isolation, outside the worlds of arts and humanities. He or she is not living in a social vacuum but in various societal, social and cultural contexts with various publics and audiences. What, then, are the roles and positions of today’s artistic researcher? And what could they be? Let us first briefly sketch a typology of the possible roles and positions of an artistic researcher, those of a professional, a policy adviser, a critic and a public intellectual, and then take a deeper look at C. W. Mills’s ideas on the researcher as a public persona.
Artistic Researcher’s Roles: A Typology
Artistic Researcher as Professional
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