Category Archives: cultural theory

A series of exchanges on participation in culture, media and politics

The International Journal of Communication (which is a free open access journal) is using its forum section to publish a series if exchanges on the topic of participation. The introductory exchange between Nick Couldry and Henry Jenkins introduces the idea … Continue reading

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Youth Subcultures: What are they now?

There is a really interesting piece on youth subcultures by Alexis Petridis in The Guardian. He attempts to think through the forms that subcultures take today, using examples and some reflections from sociologists. The piece raises some questions about the … Continue reading

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Nick Couldry’s review essay on the convergence of cultural studies and sociology

The International Journal of Communication have just published a review essay by Nick Couldry on ‘Structures of Ambivalence: The Converging Horizons of Cultural Studies and Sociology‘ (it’s open access). Nick’s review responds to four books that explore this convergence – … Continue reading

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Two short pieces on neoliberalism…a glossary entry and a bibliographical review essay

In advance of the publication of his book The Limits of Neoliberalism, Will Davies has written two short pieces for the TCS site. The first is a short glossary entry and the second is a bibliographical review essay. These provide … Continue reading

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Talks on Territory and Foucault

Stuart Elden has posted some audio recordings of his recent talks. These include a talk on his book The Birth of Territory – I’ve been reading this and it’s an amazing scholarly work. The talk gives an overview of some … Continue reading

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“Marxism with Soul”: Marxist Humanism after Marshall Berman

My excellent colleague Gareth Millington has put together this fantastic event on the work of Marshall Berman and beyond. It only costs £5 and the line up of speakers is terrific. Information and booking is available here. Below is the … 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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