Monthly Archives: August 2013

The precarious double life of the recording engineer…published online first

My article ‘The precarious double life of the recording engineer‘ has been published on the online first (or latest articles) section of the Journal for Cultural Research. It will be published in the actual journal in early 2014. The piece … Continue reading

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Google launch subscription music streaming service

Google have launched a subscription based music streaming service. This is intended to compete with other streaming services like Spotify. It looks like web-top based music consumption will continue to expand, raising some interesting questions about the notion of a … Continue reading

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Les Back on visual sociology and the photography of Pierre Bourdieu

Also on the CUCR blog are two recently posted interview ‘webcasts’ featuring Les Back. Both offer some thoughts in the recent International Visual Sociology Association annual conference. In the first video Les talks about his keynote conference address in the … Continue reading

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The sound of the city

There are some interesting pieces on the CUCR (Centre for Urban and Community Research) blog. The centre is based at Goldsmiths. The most recent post is a set of reflections by Alex Rhys Taylor on his recent work in urban … Continue reading

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Writing for Social Scientists by Howard Becker

I’ve posted before about how I like to read about writing, particularly when I’m spending dedicated time writing something. Last week I was talking to my colleague Anne Akeroyd about Howard Becker, she kindly gave me an old copy of … Continue reading

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Trackable football boots…quantifying your football skills

I just discovered that football boots now come with the option of a sensor that gathers data about the wearer. The Adidas miCoach systems gather data about the user so that it can reviewed after they have played. These are … Continue reading

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Details and contents for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

The inaugural issue of the new Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is getting close. Above is the flyer with the details of the contents for issue 1.1. The flyer and the blog for the journal can be found here. Alongside … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Big Data: BSA Presidential Event

The British Sociological Association have just announced a presidential event in The Challenge of Big Data. There is a great line-up of speakers and it looks like it will be a lively event. Here is the event website and here … Continue reading

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Why should sociologists study digital media?

Deborah Lupton has posted a comprehensive and helpful list of the reasons why sociologists should study digital media. The post on her This Sociological Life blog argues for the centrality of digital media in a range of social processes, practices … Continue reading

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A special issue on The Rise of Internet Studies

New Media & Society have just published a special issue on The Rise of Internet Studies edited by Charles M Ess and William H Dutton. As well as the editorial introduction the collection also included an analysis if the rise … Continue reading

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