Category Archives: fiction

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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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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Punk Sociology…published

My book Punk Sociology has now been published. I posted previously about the content of the book and Les Back’s endorsement (and also linking to chapter 1 which is still available open access). The book can now be accessed through … Continue reading

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Fiction in 2013…Ian Rankin and John Rebus

Following on from my previous post on academic books, Progressive Geographies also has a post on Stuart Elden’s fiction reading from 2013. It’s an astounding list. In the comments at the end of the post Stuart reveals that he made … 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 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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International Politics and Performance

This looks like a really interesting book, International Politics and Performance edited by Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear. Here’s the blurb: In recent years we have witnessed an increasing convergence of work in International Politics and Performance Studies around the … Continue reading

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First issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

I received a copy of the first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies in the post today (its out in advance of its 2014 publication date). It’s really nicely produced and looks like its going to be a … Continue reading

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A review of Teaching Politics Beyond the Book

Caroline Varin has reviewed Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Film, Texts and New Media in the Classroom. Robert edited by W. Glober and Daniel Tagliarina for the LSE Impact blog. The book explores how alternative resources – from film, music, … Continue reading

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