FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is a 'Scene'?
A: A Scene is recognized by the convergence of five factors: 1.Neighborhood (relatively small geographic unit, 2. Physical Structures, 3. Individual Persons (and their demographic descriptions),
4. Consumption Activities ('cultural' and otherwise),and 5. Values. Scenes can be described by three general qualitative dimensions: legitimacy, theatricality, and authenticity.
These categories each include five sub-dimensions for a total of 15 descriptors of scenes.
Q: Why should we study Scenes?
Q: How do we study Scenes?
Q: Who is involved in the study of Scenes?
A: There are a multitude of researchers directly and indirectly working on Scenes and our Scenes Project. Our group here consists of roughly a dozen researchers - professors, graduate students, college students and former students - currently bringing together the many threads of data and theory we have both created and discovered. One of our primary theorists, Dan Silver, recently obtained a position at the University of Toronto and continues collaborating remotely. Others are pursuing projects large and small in France, Portugal, Latin America and China.
Q: How long has the study of Scenes been going on?
A: Initial work began over five years ago and has included many painstaking hours of data collection, coding and general problem solving. Beginning from the basic idea of a 'Scene' Terry Clark and others have steadily worked to develop not only a theoretical framework but also an empirical strategy for uncovering quantitative evidence of Scenes at work. The latter efforts have required the collective effort of dozens of individuals since the inception of the project.
Q: Who do I talk to about Scenes?
A: Please email Terry Clark, Dan Silver, Chris Graziul or Kate Johnson for more specific information or clarification of any of the content on this website.