Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to start a DIY music scene in your own town

Later today I’ll be giving a lecture on music scenes (as part of my 2nd year module, details about which can be found here). The lecture looks back historically at the formation of scenes using Nick Crossley’s social network analysis … Continue reading

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An interview with Shiloh Krupar

Stuart Elden has interviewed Shiloh Krupar for the Society and Space open site. The interview focuses on her excellent sounding new book Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste. The interview also discusses Krupar use of alternative styles and … Continue reading

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New circulations of culture piece on the LSE Politics & Policy blog

A short article I put together on ‘The New Circulations of Culture’ has just been published on the LSE’s Politics and Policy blog. It’s is a short piece that was originally published by Berfrois. It provides a very brief overview of some of … Continue reading

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Will Self on Mark Kermode…and on the future of literature/film reviewing and criticism

Will Self has reviewed Mark Kermode’s recent book Hatchet Job. He uses his review of this book on film criticism to open up some questions about the future of cultural criticism. The problem being that the changing medium makes the … Continue reading

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The audio from a workshop on the writings of Jane Bennett

I’ve just received a copy of Jane Bennett’s book Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. I’m just in the process of gathering materials for a future project. It looks like a great book. Stuart Elden has just posted a … Continue reading

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A new web resource from Theory, Culture & Society

The journal Theory, Culture & Society have just launched a new web resource. As well as links to the journal issues and special issues, it also contains links to the TCS book series and the Body & Society journal. This … Continue reading

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Dhiraj Murthy talking about Twitter

I’ve previously posted a link to a review of Dhiraj Murthy’s recent book on Twitter (as well as a link to his blog and to his recent article on the same topic). Dhiraj has been interviewed about Twitter for BBC … Continue reading

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A review of Richard Hoggart: Virtue and Reward

Tom Steele has reviewed Fred Inglis’ new biography of Richard Hoggart for Times Higher Education.

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Electric light and electricity

Sean Cubitt has just published an article in Theory, Culture & Society on ‘Electric Light and Electricity‘. It’s currently on the ‘online first’ section if the journal, so I assume it will be in an issue next year. Here is … Continue reading

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A special issue on ‘Making data – big data and beyond’

The literature on ‘big data’ is continuing to grow at a fairly rapid pace. First Monday have just published a special issue on ‘Making data – Big data and beyond‘ edited by Rasmus Helles and Klaus Bruhn Jenson.

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