Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sheffield sound maps

News of an art exhibition using recorded sounds captured in Sheffield. This piece links into other literature on the connections between urban processes and soundscapes. With the soundscape being a product of the different parts of the city. My colleague … Continue reading

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Dr Martens

David Hellqvist writes for the Guardian on the buyout of Dr Martens and on the connection of the boots with various cultural scenes and movements. The piece discusses the complex reference points associated with Dr Martens boots, the tension around … Continue reading

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The Detective Novel

I’ve just been continuing to work through old issues of Theory, Culture & Society. I’m coming across some really interesting material. One piece that stood out was David Frisby’s 1992 piece ‘Between the Spheres: Siegfried Kracauer and the Detective Novel‘. This … Continue reading

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The social significance of Snooker

I’ve posted before about potential sociological perspectives on Snooker (that post focused on the way that the sport illustrated globalization processes). I was just searching through some old issues of Theory, Culture & Society when I came across an article titled ‘The … Continue reading

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Current reading…Simmel, Globalization, Benjamin

I haven’t posted very much on here recently about the things I’ve been reading (this is one of the things I’ve used this blog for over the last couple of years, with me adding short reviews of articles and books). … Continue reading

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Deborah Lupton reviews Richard Rogers’ Digital Methods

Deborah Lupton has reviewed Richard Rogers’ new book Digital Methods for Information, Communication & Society.

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A review of Social Media and Personal Relationships

Huw Davies has reviewed Deborah Chambers’ new book Social Media and Personal Relationships for Information, Communication & Society.

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Greg Hainge talks about his new book Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise

Greg Hainge talks to Dave O’Brien about his new book Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise. The interview covers Greg’s background along with the relations between music and noise, critical theory, the problem of defining noise, political accounts of … Continue reading

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A review of Understanding the Music Industries

Sam de Boise has reviewed Chris Anderton, Andrew Dubber and Martin James’ book Understand the Music Industries for ICS.

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Deborah Lupton on the academic quantified self

Deborah Lupton provides some thoughtful reflections in the post on the academic quantified self. It builds on some recent pieces on the way in which academics and their work are measured and captured in the form of metrics. There are … Continue reading

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