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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