Monthly Archives: September 2013

Audio podcasts of talks on the topic of digital sociology

Mark Carrigan’s blog is proving to be an excellent resource for materials to use on my postgraduate module on ‘digital by-product data and the social sciences’. He has recently posted a series if audio podcasts of talks on digital sociology. … Continue reading


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Is it worth writing textbooks?

A few times recently I’ve heard some discussion of textbook writing. The underlying question always seems to be whether or not it is worth writing a textbook. You can understand the hesitation. The barriers are fairly obvious. Textbooks are clearly … Continue reading

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Research on the city of York

Some of my colleagues in CURB, including the directors Rowland Atkinson and Simon Parker, have been working on a project on what they call the York School. This was set up to investigate research into the city of York. They … Continue reading

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China Constructing Capitalism

This looks like a really important intervention. Routledge have just published China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change by Michael Keith, Scott Lash, Jakob Arnoldi and Tyler Rooker. Here is the overview from the publishers website: China has been … Continue reading

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An audio interview about my book Popular Culture And New Media: The Politics Of Circulation

Dave O’Brien interviewed me for the critical theory section of the New Book Network. The interview is available in full here. The interview focused on my recently published book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation, and we … Continue reading

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Revisiting the classics – William Mitchell’s Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City

It’s been around 18 months since I took over as reviews editor at Information, Communication & Society. I’ve previously posted some reflections on being a reviews editor. I’m going to continue posting the reviews for ICS on this blog as … Continue reading

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An interview with Steve Fuller on being an intellectual today

An interview with Steve Fuller in being an intellectual today can be found here. It’s a detailed interview that addresses a range of questions around the role of the intellectual, the barriers that an intellectual might face and how being … Continue reading

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A Review of Imogen Tyler’s Revolting Subjects

Antipode are publishing some great reviews in their new open access review section, covering lots of different types of texts with really detailed and considered reviews. Tom Slater has reviewed Imogen Tyler’s groundbreaking book Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance … Continue reading

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Review of Taking-Place: Non-Representational Theories and Geography

Antipode have published a review of Ben Anderson and Paul Harrison’s edited collection Taking-Place: Non-Representational Theories and Geography. The review is by Katrinka Somdahl-Sands and is published in Antipode’s online open access review series. The book has been out for … Continue reading

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Popular Culture, Media & Society (my undergraduate module)

This summer I’ve spent quite a bit of time reflecting on my undergraduate module ‘Popular Culture, Media & Society’. It’s a year-long second year module that I co-ordinate, I also do most of the teaching on it (I’m doing 15 … Continue reading

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