Monthly Archives: December 2012

Towards a sociological understanding of social media by Dhiraj Murthy

I recently posted about Dhiraj Murthy’s new book on Twitter. He’s also got an article in the current issue of Sociology titled ‘Towards a sociological understanding of social media: theorizing Twitter‘. Here is the abstract: This article presents the first … Continue reading

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Thinking urban worlds event audio

The audio of the talks from the recent Thinking Urban Worlds workshop are now available. The speakers included Colin McFarlane, Andy Merrifield, Stuart Elden, Simon Marvin and Gordon MacLeod.

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Reviews of Media Archaeology

It has been quite a few months now since I took over the role of reviews editor for the journal Information, Communication & Society. And over the last couple of months I’ve seen some of the reviews I’ve commissioned beginning … Continue reading

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Making friends with Jarvis Cocker article

I’ve just put a link to an open access version of my article ‘Making friends with Jarvis Cocker: Music culture in the context of Web 2.0‘ on the open access materials section of this blog. This was a piece from … Continue reading

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How music recommendation works

Here is a really interesting and revealing piece on how music recommendation works. (Thanks to Emma Uprichard for the link). The piece provides an overview of the way the various applications help with ‘music discovery’. Some use aggregate taste patterns … Continue reading

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Matthias Vogel’s Media of Reason

Columbia University Press have published an English translation of Matthias Vogel’s Media of Reason. Here’s an excerpt of the description from the publisher’s site: Vogel’s media of rationality treats all kinds of understanding and thought, propositional and non-propositional, as important … Continue reading

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Encountering Althusser collection

A new edited collection Encountering Althusser, I found this via Progressive geographies.

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Walter Benjamin: a biography

Whilst I’m finishing off my current book I’ve been collecting together some texts for my next project. This biography of Walter Benjamin took a little bit of getting hold of, but it arrived today. It’s a second hand copy. I’ve … Continue reading

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Dhiraj Murthy’s new book on Twitter

Dhiraj Murthy’s new book on Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age has just been published. I’ve just got a review copy through for ICS. Here’s part of the outline of the contents: In this timely and comprehensive introduction, Murthy … Continue reading

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New directions in crime and deviancy

A collection on New Directions in Crime and Deviancy edited by Simon Winlow and Rowland Atkinson has just been published by Routledge. This follows on from a recent special issue of Crime, Media, Culture. Both collections pull together work from … Continue reading

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