Category Archives: metrics

Bev Skeggs on values beyond value

In a previous post I mentioned some of the reading I was doing, I’ve now had chance to read Bev Skegg’s article ‘Values beyond value? Is anything beyond the logic of capital?‘ in detail. I found it to be genuinely … Continue reading

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Understanding the human machine

The notion of the quantified self has been getting quite about of attention recently, particularly with mobile phone apps providing various ways of measuring the self. When searching around I came across this excellent short commentary article, ‘Understanding the human … Continue reading

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Gender and Neoliberalism by Christina Scharff

We are continuing to develop the Theory, Culture & Society site. We have had a series of posts on neoliberalism, the most recent of which is a post by Christina Scharff on Gender and Neoliberalism. There are likely to be … Continue reading

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Calculating the Social

I’ve just come across this interesting looking collection Calculating the Social: Standards and the Reconfiguration of Governing edited by Vaughan Higgins and Wendy Larner. The editorial introduction is available open access here.

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My current reading, writing and the ebb/flow of the academic year

Over the last three or four weeks I’ve not really posted very much on here about my research. This is largely because of the ebb and flow of the academic year. The end of the second term is always a … Continue reading

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My review of Btihaj Ajana’s Governing Through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity

My review of Btihaj Ajana’s excellent book Governing Through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity has just been published on the early view section of Information, Communication & Society. [Update: the review is available open access to the first 50 people … Continue reading

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Developments at Big Data & Society

I posted about the new journal Big Data & Society and its blog a little while ago. The journal is now taking shape and the blog is being used to post the abstracts if forthcoming articles as well as other … 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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Will Davies responds to Nick Gane’s piece on the ‘Emergence of Neoliberalism’

The neoliberalism debate is continuing on the Theory, Culture & Society open site (with more to follow soon). In this piece Will Davies responds to Nick Gane’s recent TCS article ‘The Emergence of Neoliberalism’. It’s an excellent piece that further … Continue reading

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Measurement, Circulation & Possibility (some notes for a forthcoming talk)

I’ve been asked to give a short presentation at an ISRF workshop, the details of the event are here. The workshop is on the theme of ‘Critique and Critiques’, with the second day focusing on critical theory in particular. The presentations … Continue reading

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