Monthly Archives: February 2014

Writing Space

There is a really interesting post here by Stuart Elden on his writing space, which links into another post on the topic and a related Twitter hashtag (#whereiwrite). My writing space has varied a bit over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Social Science Research Questions & Methodological Challenges in the 21st Century

The University of Sheffield are hosting a seminar series over the coming months on the topic of ‘Social Science Research Questions and Methodological Challenges in the 21st Century’. The seminars will take place in the ICOSS building and are being … Continue reading


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Will Davies responds to Nick Gane’s piece on the ‘Emergence of Neoliberalism’

The neoliberalism debate is continuing on the Theory, Culture & Society open site (with more to follow soon). In this piece Will Davies responds to Nick Gane’s recent TCS article ‘The Emergence of Neoliberalism’. It’s an excellent piece that further … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Alexander on the avant-garde

Jeffrey Alexander discusses his recent work on the theatrical avant-garde in this video abstract. This relates to a paper which has just been published in Theory, Culture & Society (there is a link to this from the above post). The … Continue reading

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Measurement, Circulation & Possibility (some notes for a forthcoming talk)

I’ve been asked to give a short presentation at an ISRF workshop, the details of the event are here. The workshop is on the theme of ‘Critique and Critiques’, with the second day focusing on critical theory in particular. The presentations … Continue reading

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Nick Beech, Mónica Moreno Figueroa & Les Back on Stuart Hall

The TCS site has just published three more tributes to Stuart Hall. These are by Nick Beech, Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Les Back (Mónica And Les’ pieces are published together along with a letter Les wrote to Stuart).

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Theory, Culture & Society

I’m really pleased to say that I’ve joined the editorial board at Theory, Culture & Society. I’m going to be carrying on with my role as co-editor of the TCS site, but I’m also going to link this with the … Continue reading

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Raymond Williams Keywords reissued

Andy Beckett has written in the Guardian about the reissue of Raymond Williams Keywords. The article offers some reflections on the book’s approach and content and also makes reference to an associated exhibition at Tate Liverpool.

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Essays on and by Stuart Hall

Stuart Elden has linked to a series of articles by or about Stuart Hall, these have been made open access by Cultural Studies. Stuart has also provided a list of links to tributes and obituaries for Stuart Hall.

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A third review of Punk Sociology

It’s been great to see people using blogs and the like to respond to Punk Sociology. A third review has just been published on Tracey Yeadon-Lee’s blog (I posted about the previous two reviews here and here). I understand that a … Continue reading

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