Monthly Archives: December 2013

Punk Sociology…chapter 1 is now open access

Chapter 1 of my forthcoming book Punk Sociology is now available open access. The chapter (and book’s contents page) is available here and the publisher site is here. This chapter is probably the most conventional bit of the book, in that it … Continue reading

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How Shazam uses big data to predict the next big artists

Apparently Shazam are making use of the data from their app to make predictions about which songs will be hits. This article gives some description of the process and predictions (thanks to Emma Uprichard for the link). Here we can … Continue reading

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Editing the Theory, Culture & Society open site

I’ve posted previously about Theory, Culture & Society‘s new open site. Recently I’ve taken on the role of co-editor of the site. It’s a really exciting opportunity and I’m really pleased to be taking it on. The role is still … Continue reading

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The first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is now open access

The first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is now available open access. This includes my piece Unpicking the Musical City.

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A review of Live Methods

I’ve posted before about Les Back and Nirmal Puwar’s Live Methods. Lisa Sugiara has now reviewed it for ICS.

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A 75-storey residential tower block…

A couple of weeks ago I came across this story about a new 75 storey, £850m luxury tower block that is planned for London’s Canary Wharf. The article describes the mystery surrounding the development. But what I was struck by … Continue reading

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The emergence of neoliberalism

Nick Gane, who has been working on a project on the history of neoliberalism, has a written a great piece on ‘The Emergence of Neoliberalism: Thinking Through and Beyond Michel Foucault’s Lectures on Biopolitics‘. It has just been published on … Continue reading

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