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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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Popular Culture, Digital Archives and the New Social Life of Data article is out (on online first)

The article ‘Popular Culture, Digital Archives and the New Social Life of Data‘, which I co-authored with Roger Burrows, has now been published in the online first section of the Theory, Culture & Society journal. The article will appear in … Continue reading

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Nick Gane on ‘The governmentalities of neoliberalism’

My colleague and collaborator Nick Gane has just had a great article published in the Sociological Review. It’s called ‘The governmentalities of neoliberalism: panopticism, post-panopticism and beyond‘. Really interesting stuff. Here is the abstract: This paper draws on the writings … Continue reading

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The comfort of mobile media

My article ‘The comfort of mobile media: uncovering personal attachments with everyday devices’ has just been published in the journal Convergence. It’s a debate piece that looks across at work on everyday objects and suggests that we need to apply … Continue reading

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A response to the use of social media listeners

Sarah Quinton at Oxford Brookes has kindly written a short response here to my recent article on the use of social media software in critical social science (see this earlier post for the details about this article).

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Football and capitalism

David Conn, who has written a history of Manchester City, has a piece about football and money in the LRB. The piece describes how the sport has been transformed as it has become increasingly commercially orientated and as the forces … Continue reading

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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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