Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nick Couldry on the myths of the digital age (and big data)

Nick Couldry’s inaugural lecture ‘A Necessary Disenchantment: Myth, Agency and Injustice in the Digital Age‘ is now available as an audio podcast or as a video. It’s a really far reaching talk on the myths that circulate about developments in … Continue reading

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Tom Kemple on Georg Simmel

Tom Kemple talks about the special issue on Georg Simmel that he edited with Austin Harrington for the Theory, Culture & Society blog. It’s a fantastic double issue that provides some new translations along with essays on Simmel’s work. In … Continue reading

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Mike Savage on The Old New Politics of Class

Mike Savage’s inaugural lecture at the LSE is now available as audio and video. It’s on the topic of The Old New Politics of Class. In the lecture Mike talks about his work on class, and how his previous work … Continue reading

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International Politics and Performance

This looks like a really interesting book, International Politics and Performance edited by Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear. Here’s the blurb: In recent years we have witnessed an increasing convergence of work in International Politics and Performance Studies around the … Continue reading

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Big Data & Society

The new open access journal Big Data & Society is getting closer to publication. It’s edited by Evelyn Ruppert. It now has a blog/website which is now live. It contains some further information about the journal, with more to follow … Continue reading

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First issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

I received a copy of the first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies in the post today (its out in advance of its 2014 publication date). It’s really nicely produced and looks like its going to be a … Continue reading

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Collecting Simmel’s Thoughts

My piece Collecting Simmel’s Thoughts: Fragmentation, Consistency, Unity has been published in Berfrois. It’s a review piece that reflects upon Henry Schermer and David Jary’s recently published book Form and Dialectic in Georg Simmel’s Sociology: A New Perspective. As well … Continue reading

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