Kip Jones

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 19 years.
Under the umbrella term of 'arts-based research', his main efforts have involved developing tools
from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research and its impact on a wider
public or a Perfomative Social Science.

Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research
at Bournemouth University. Kip has produced films and written many articles for academic
journals and authored chapters for books on topics such as masculinity, ageing and rurality,
and older LGBT citizens. His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including
biography and auto-ethnography, and the use of tools from the arts in social science research and
dissemination are well-known.

Jones acted as Author and Executive Producer of
the award-winning short film,
RUFUS STONE, funded by Research Councils UK.
The film is now available for
free viewing on the Internet and has been
viewed by more than 13,000 people in 150

Areas of expertise
• Close relationships, culture and ethnicity
• Social psychology, sociology
• Ageing, self and identity
• Interpersonal processes, personality,
individual differences,
social networks, prejudice and stereotyping
• Sexuality and sexual orientation
• Creativity and the use of the
arts in Social Science

Media experience
His work has been reported widely
in the media, including:
BBC Radio 4,BBC TV news,Times
Higher Education, Sunday New
York Times, International
and The Independent.

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Look of Love

Lifelong friends
One last reunion
Shady Slim and Jimmy James.

They call you “Doctor Doctor”
Never knowing
It saved you from burning.

(Playing Doctors and Nurses:
“Feeling bad” and “Make it better”
That’s all it ever took).

[Felini sets the scene in black and white.]

Spiny ridge with sea both sides.
Down to the dunes and crashing water.
(The storm is always approaching).

Niche in the sand carved by wind.
Just enough space to shelter three.
Parasoled extras paraded by.

Alone at first
As you prefer it. Always
Waiting to be found.

Man with ugly donkey
That nuzzles you.
You retreat into the recess.

Jimmy shows you shiny 8 X 10s.
Shady Slim’s band
Posed on weathered wood.

Nothing special
Except the layout
Which is Malevichian.

Then Shady Slim’s
Typed out lyrics with
Corrections penned in Peacock:
     “He likes
     The look of love
     Like you”.

They like the look of love like you.

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