Category Archives: objects

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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Flip-Flop: A Journey Through Globalisation’s Backroads

Caroline Knowles’ new book Flip-Flop: A Journey Through Globalisation’s Backroads is soon to be published by Pluto Books. I’ve used one of Caroline’s articles on this topic to explore the relations between fashion and globalisation. The book looks like it … Continue reading

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The History of Oxford University Press

Bernard Porter has an interesting review of The History of Oxford University Press Volume III: 1896-1970. The piece discusses the history of the press, its status and its apparent limitations.

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Jenny Diski on Knitting

Another really nice piece on everyday practices and objects from Jenny Diski, this time it’s on her experiences with knitting.

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Jenny Diski on books (and home space)

A really nice piece by Jenny Diski on books – and on their use, non-use and incorporation into home space – in Berfrois.

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Louise Amoore’s The Politics of Possibility

  There is some news about Louise Amoore’s much anticipated book The Politics of Possibility on Stuart Elden’s Progressive Geographies blog. There is also a link to a preview of the introductory chapter. The book looks excellent. I’ve used Louise’s … Continue reading

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Dr Martens

David Hellqvist writes for the Guardian on the buyout of Dr Martens and on the connection of the boots with various cultural scenes and movements. The piece discusses the complex reference points associated with Dr Martens boots, the tension around … Continue reading

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