Category Archives: TV

Visualisations of TV Show ratings

I found this interesting application through Flowing Data. You can search for TV shows to produce visualisations of IMDB ratings and viewing trends over time. It can mainly be used to explore the response to TV shows across series. It’s … Continue reading

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Nick Couldry’s review essay on the convergence of cultural studies and sociology

The International Journal of Communication have just published a review essay by Nick Couldry on ‘Structures of Ambivalence: The Converging Horizons of Cultural Studies and Sociology‘ (it’s open access). Nick’s review responds to four books that explore this convergence – … Continue reading

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Mad Men Season 6

I’m in the process of watching season 6 of Mad Men (here were my thoughts up to the end of season 5). In this piece in Berfrois Bobbi Lurie discusses season 6 and the problems she has with it.

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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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The social significance of Snooker

I’ve posted before about potential sociological perspectives on Snooker (that post focused on the way that the sport illustrated globalization processes). I was just searching through some old issues of Theory, Culture & Society when I came across an article titled ‘The … Continue reading

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Popular Culture, Media & Society (my undergraduate module)

This summer I’ve spent quite a bit of time reflecting on my undergraduate module ‘Popular Culture, Media & Society’. It’s a year-long second year module that I co-ordinate, I also do most of the teaching on it (I’m doing 15 … Continue reading

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Details and contents for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

The inaugural issue of the new Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is getting close. Above is the flyer with the details of the contents for issue 1.1. The flyer and the blog for the journal can be found here. Alongside … Continue reading

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Returning to The Wire…is it the answer?

On his blog on the sociological imagination, Jon Rainford has responded to an article I wrote with Rowland Atkinson on the TV show The Wire. The article, which is titled ‘The Ivorine Tower in the City: Engaging Urban Studies after … Continue reading

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A discount flyer for my book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation

    I’ve posted previously about the recent publication of my book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation. The publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, are providing a discount on the book for a short period of time. The discount … Continue reading

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The Social Life of Methods…a new special issue of Theory, Culture & Society

Theory, Culture & Society have just published a special issue on ‘The Social Life of Methods’. It has been edited by Evelyn Ruppert, John Law and Mike Savage. The issue covers a range of issues about the role of method … Continue reading

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