Category Archives: cultural theory

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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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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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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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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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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Current reading…Foucault and Ajana

Following the post earlier today on reading, I thought I’d return to posting about things I’ve read. I spent quite a bit of time last term working on a virtual special issue of Theory, Culture & Society on ‘Fiction & … Continue reading

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Caroline Knowles on the urban problematic

The Theory, Culture & Society site is starting to develop quite quickly now. I linked to Les Back’s recent piece on Junior Murvin and the exchange on neoliberalism, since then the TCS site has also published a tribute to Paul Cilliers , Angelo Martins … Continue reading

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Social Media: A Critical Introduction

This looks like an important resource for teaching and research on contemporary media developments. Sage have recently published Christian Fuchs’ Social Media: A Critical Introduction. This builds on Christians earlier work on media, and especially his attempts to theorise media … Continue reading

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Punk Sociology…50% discount

I posted previously about the recent publication of my Punk Sociology book. To mark 12 weeks since I submitted the manuscript, the publishers are offering a 50% discount on the hardback. This offer is only available for 7 days. The … Continue reading

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Derek Raymond and Urban Decline

Last week I attended a symposium on ‘Negotiating Morbid Spaces’. Some of the talks are now available as podcasts. Here my colleague Gareth Millington gives a great paper on urban decline in the novels if Derek Raymond. Gareth uses Lefebvre, … Continue reading

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