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“Marxism with Soul”: Marxist Humanism after Marshall Berman

My excellent colleague Gareth Millington has put together this fantastic event on the work of Marshall Berman and beyond. It only costs £5 and the line up of speakers is terrific. Information and booking is available here. Below is the … Continue reading

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Friday Unpolished Papers seminar series

My colleague Gareth Millington has put together a new seminar series. The Friday Unpolished Papers are intended to be works in progress, its a space for people to try out ideas or to have a practice at conference presentations etc. … Continue reading

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Research on the city of York

Some of my colleagues in CURB, including the directors Rowland Atkinson and Simon Parker, have been working on a project on what they call the York School. This was set up to investigate research into the city of York. They … Continue reading

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Reflections on ‘Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System’

I managed to spend some time this week at an event on ‘Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System‘. It was organised by my colleagues Nick Gane and Claire Westall. The event was free and I think it attracted around 150 … Continue reading

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Audio of Stuart Elden’s talk on Shakespearean Colonial Territories

A couple of weeks ago Stuart Elden visited my department to give a really creative and engaging presentation that used Shakespeare to think about various issues relating to territory. This particular presentation was on Shakespearean Colonial Territories. There is now … Continue reading

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An event on Neoliberalism, Crisis and World Systems

My colleague Nick Gane has been organising an event on Neoliberalism, Crisis and World Systems as a part of his current British Academy Fellowship. The details of the event are now available here. He’s managed to attract a great list … Continue reading

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Socio-legal studies association conference at York

The next Socio-Legal Studies Association conference will be at York early next year. There is currently a call for papers on the conference website. This might not seem like it is a suitable post for a blog on culture, but … Continue reading

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Forthcoming presentation on ‘Popular culture, digital archives and the new social life of data’

Later in November I’m going to be giving a talk to the Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum here at York. Here’s the information about the talk. My original plan was to present a piece that I’ve got coming out … Continue reading

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The sociology of hip hop

There’s a new post on the sociology of hip hop music on the Sociology at York blog. It contains a short film and a link to my article, which is currently available as an online first piece and will be … Continue reading

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Sociology at York blog and Twitter feed

The Department of Sociology at the University of York, which is where I work, now has its own blog. It also has its own Twitter feed. My colleague Michaela Benson has set it up. We are going to use it … Continue reading

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