Category Archives: film

Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education

Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education edited by Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker and Christopher Moore has just been published by Intellect. Here is the publishers page. And the paperback is available at a reasonable price from the … Continue reading

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The Schizo-pathology of celebrity

Using the celebrity/actor Danny Dyer as a case study alongside some academic work by Kerry Ferris, my colleague David Hill offers some thoughts on the schizo-pathology of celebrity.

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Matthew K Gold’s Debates in the Digital Humanities reviewed by Rebecca Kahn

Rebecca Kahn reviews Matthew K Gold’s Debates in the Digital Humanities for Information, Communication & Society.

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Another open access piece added: the sociological imagination as popular culture

Following my previous post on Mad Men and sociology, I’ve just added a link to the following chapter to the open access materials section: Beer, D. & Burrows, R. (2010) ‘The sociological imagination as popular culture’, in, Burnett, J., Jeffers, … Continue reading

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Zombies in the Academy book

The early marketing materials for the book Zombies in the academy: living-death in higher education have just been released. Here’s is the link to the information about the book on the University of Chicago press Catalogue. I think it’s also … Continue reading

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The newly launched American Journal of Cultural Sociology

The American Journal of Cultural Sociology has just been launched. Here is a link to the publishers site for the journal. It’s going to be edited by Jeffrey Alexander, Ronald Jacobs and Philip Smith. There’s also some further information on … Continue reading

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A film about sociology at York

Over the summer I’ve been working with a local film company to make a film about the sociology department here at York. The film is now on YouTube, here’s a link.

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Urban knowledge through popular culture

I meant to post this a while ago. Here is a special issue of the Lo Squaderno journal (open access) on urban knowledge. The above is the cover that includes one of the photos used throughout the issue. My article … Continue reading

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Urban cultural studies blog

I came across this blog on Urban Cultural Studies a little while ago. It’s lively and there are lots of posts on the relations between culture and cities. It also looks like it is linked to a new journal with … Continue reading

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Zizek riffing and bluffing

Just came across this in an old interview with Zizek: He opens a copy of Living in the End Times, and finds the contents page. “I will tell you the truth now,” he says, pointing to the first chapter, then … Continue reading

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