ISBN: 978-1 909067-25-5

Cultural value and social capital: Investigating social capital, health and wellbeing impacts in three coastal towns undergoing culture-led regeneration


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Clift S, Ewbank N, Gray F, Mills S, Shipton M, Vella-Burrows T

Year of Publication:
2014

Publisher(s):
Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This is an investigation into the value of cultural practices in engendering social capital and health and wellbeing in three coastal towns: Margate, Folkestone and Bexhill. Noting that many coastal towns suffer from decades of post-war decline, they became the locus for economic and health deprivation; these 3 towns have experienced recent cultural interventions: Turner Contemporary, the Folkestone Triennial and the rebirth of the De La Warr Pavilion. A mixed-method, participatory action research design was used including interviews, mind maps, vox pops and focus group discussions. The main findings centred on: culture’s impact on health and wellbeing; social capital theory and health and wellbeing; and research approaches. The report recommends more: cross-sector learning, reciprocity research and sharing across sectors.



Main Focus: Community Development

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Vella-Burrows, T., Ewbank, N., Mills, S., Shipton, M., Clift, S., & Gray, F. (2014). Cultural value and social capital: Investigating social capital, health and wellbeing impacts in three coastal towns undergoing culture-led regeneration. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.