Monthly Archives: August 2013

Punk Sociology…a very rough first draft of the manuscript for my next book

Last week I completed a very rough first draft of my next book. It’s now going to take me at least two or three months to edit it and shape it into its final form. I used the same approach … Continue reading

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A review of Trebor Scholz’s Digital Labor

Andreas Wittel has reviewed Trebor Scholz’s collection Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory for Information, Communication & Society.

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A review of Manuel Castells’ Networks of Outrage and Hope

Joss Hands has reviewed Manuel Castells Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age for Information, Communication & Society.

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Videos of the talks from the event on ‘Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System’

There are now a series of videos available of the talks from the recent event on ‘Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System’. The event was organised by my colleagues Nick Gane and Clair Westall. It was an excellent event with … Continue reading

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A review of Lisa Blackman’s Immaterial Bodies

Patricia MacCormack has reviewed Lisa Blackman’s Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation for Information, Communication & Society.

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Lowry and the painting of modern life

John Barrell has a review on the LSE blog of a recent Tate exhibition entitled ‘Lowry and the painting of the modern life‘. It provides some reflections and reassessments of Lowry’s paintings of industrial spaces. It covers the popularity of … Continue reading

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Urban Cultural Studies audio podcasts

The Urban Cultural Studies blog, which is linked to the development of the new Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, is rapidly developing its series of audio podcasts. These are mostly linked to specific articles in the journal (which publishes its … Continue reading

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New Live Sociology site

Goldsmiths sociology have launched a new ‘Live Sociology‘ web resource. It is still in its beta stages, so it is under development, but it already has links to lots of resources. The idea seems to be to provide a single … Continue reading

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Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian…a two day conference

Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian a two day conference. Here is the conference website and here are the details: The ordinary and the everyday are intuitively self-evident, yet notoriously elusive. Efforts to define “ordinary language” or “everyday practice” have preoccupied thinkers across many disciplines: … Continue reading

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A review of Media Life by Mark Deuze

Camille Baker has reviewed Mark Deuze’s new book Media Life for Information, Communication & Society.

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