The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

GQ interviews Casey for a feature on Hollywood adaptations of Japanese manga

Dr Casey Brienza is quoted extensively in a feature published this week by the UK edition of the men’s interest magazine GQ. In the wake of the announcement that Scarlett Johansson would be starring in a highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, Casey enumerates some of the aesthetic, thematic, and narrative links between Japanese…

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Jo’s interview with Nancy Fraser out now in Eurozine

Jo Littler’s interview with the critical theorist Nancy Fraser is now out in Eurozine. Nancy talks about a wide range of issues, including what it was like growing up in segregated Baltimore, encountering the US New Left, being a housing activist, ‘inventing feminism from ground zero’, what she thinks of Occupy, how she relates to…

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CCI seminars

This term we kick off on 28th Jan (AG11 5pm) with our PhD Peer-Peer seminars with Aysegul Kesimoglou  , her talk is entitled: “Gastronomy and Distinction: A case study of crosscutting value systems in the formation of taste hierarchy in Istanbul, Turkey”. These seminars are for PhDs – who are required to attend – and their supervisors….

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Casey to co-convene preconference in Chicago

For the third year in a row, Dr Casey Brienza is co-convening a Media Sociology Preconference ahead of the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. This year it will be held at the downtown Chicago campus of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management on 21 August 2015, with Tressie McMillan Cottom (Virginia Commonwealth University,…

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More work for Andy in Creative Works London

Both Professors Andy Pratt and Ros Gill play a significant role on the £4m AHRC funded “Creative Works London” project; a 4 year long project exploring, and practicing knowledge exchange in the creative sector. The project is just over half way through, Andy and Ros’s efforts are focused on the Place, Work Knowledge strand of…

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Andy shows resilience in a new article

Andy Pratt had a new article published in the journal City, Culture and Society today entitled ‘Resilience, locality and the cultural economy’. The article is a critical engagement with the buzz-word that many love to hate: ‘resilience’. Andy reviews some of the blander and conservative usages of the term, and the overlap with sustainability (another…

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Welcome Janet and Jenny: CCI’s new lecturers

CCI is very happy to welcome two new members of staff: Dr Jenny M’Baye and Dr Janet Merkel. Both were selected in a very competitive international appointments process; it is great that CCI attracted such interest, and that in particular Jenny and Janet could join us. They bring expertise in the field of cultural policy…

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Interview with Jo on meritocracy in Il Manifesto

Jo Littler was recently interviewed for an article about her work on meritocracy for the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto. The interview is published here and you can read it you speak Italian:

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