Dr. Kieran Keohane

Kieran Keohane, a senior member of staff in the Department of Sociology, has a number of research Interests including sociological analysis in the interpretive tradition, confluences between critical theory and poststructuralism;  cities and forms of urban life; identity, difference and social antagonism and others. His current work covers areas such as the city and urban culture, the generation and legacy of cultural capital in Europe's 'cultural capitals'; and the cultivation of cosmopolitanism. He has a particular interest in epidemiology, public health and social policy based on interpretive work in symbolic disorders associated with accelerated modernization, globalization and risk. Also in the planning field, he is currently writing a book entitled: Model Homes and the Idea of Security: The Collective Dreamhouse of the Modern State.

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