Monthly Archives: February 2014

Economy and Society event at York

York will be hosting an event on ‘Economy and Society in the West and Beyond’ on the 24th of April. The conference site is here and the outline is below: In the wake of the recent financial crisis, scholars have … Continue reading

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Smokey Robinson and Love

In the third instalment in his series of posts on music for the Theory, Culture & Society site, Les Back has written a piece on Smokey Robinson and Love (its open access). It’s an amazing piece that looks at sociological questions … Continue reading

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Kittler on data and surveillance (a new translation)

At the Theory, Culture & Society open site we have just published a new translation of a piece by Friedrich Kittler. The piece was originally published in 1986 but this is the first translation into English. It focuses on questions … Continue reading

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Couze Venn remembers Stuart Hall

Couze Venn remembers Stuart Hall on the TCS open site.

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The risks of academic blogging

On his blog Sam Burgum provides some thoughts about the risks of academic blogging. I’ve posted a quite few times in the past about academic blogging, but Sam focuses here on his experiences of using his blog. These experiences include … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and the Digital by David Berry

David Berry’s new book Critical Theory and the Digital has just been published by Bloomsbury. It looks excellent. I’ve ordered a library copy and I hope to get a review copy. The book looks ideal for teaching on theories of … Continue reading

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20 things to read about the music industry

Toby Bennett has posted 20 things to read about the music industry. These are all publications from the last year, there are also some notes at the end about forthcoming books. It’s a comprehensive list, plus it is useful for … Continue reading

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Values and Value

A website has now been setup for Bev Skeggs major project on the relations between values and value. This looks like it will be a really important project that expands Bev’s previous work on value into digital culture and other … Continue reading

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Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding and Freedom’s Yearning by Les Back

Les back has written a second piece on music for the Theory, Culture & Society site. This time it’s on Otis Redding (and follows the previous piece on Junior Murvin).

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Joanna Hodge reviews Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

Joanna Hodge has reviewed an important new book Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life by Howard Eiland and Michael W Jennings for Times Higher. As is mentioned in the review, this book is particularly notable because the authors edited the important … Continue reading

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