His main research interest is in thinking sociologically about the entwinement of culture and morality. For example, thanks to contemporary media we know about suffering in other parts of the world, but what do we do about it? What does this knowledge mean to us? Do the culture industries predetermine what we might know and do? I raise these kinds of questions through the heritage of critical theory and, especially, the social thought of Zygmunt Bauman. Tester's interest in culture has also resulted in publications on film and art.
Professor of Sociology at Hull University.
- Keith Tester