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

Jo gives talk at Royal Holloway

This week Jo Littler gave a talk based on work from her forthcoming book After Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility  to staff and postgraduate students in the Department of Law — which includes Sociology and Consumption studies — at Royal Holloway, University of London.

CCI students are doin’ it for themselves (and you) ….see the listing

We have an event packed February and March with eight amazing events organised by 2nd and 3rd year Cultural & Creative Industries students.   Please check out the links below and come and see what the students are interested in and have some fun! 18 February  – A Jazz and cocktail evening in support of Coppa…

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CCI students organise event on capitalism & post-capitalism

What does it mean to live in a capitalist world? What could it mean to live in a post-capitalist world? Visual artists, award winning poets and key theorists join together in an innovative event programmed and produced by BA CCI 3rd year students, All This is Temporary. The event is on 23rd February at  Rich Mix Bethnal Green…

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Jenny Mbaye participates in the Festival on the Niger

Earlier this month, Jenny was invited to and participated in the Segou Symposium of the Festival on the Niger in Mali (3rd-8th Feb.). Despite the national curfiew, the 12th edition of this one of its kind festival in the West African region did offer a wonderful popular celebration and well-attended, under the banner of ‘Youth…

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Call for Papers: Rethinking Power in Communicative Capitalism

Conference Call for Papers: Rethinking Power in Communicative Capitalism. Critical Perspectives on Media, Culture and Society Marisol is one of the co-organisers of this year’s mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association’s Sociology of Communications and Media Research Network (RN18). The conference will take place from September 8-10 2016 at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa…

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Jo on MeCCSA executive committee

Jo Littler has been voted onto the MeCCSA Executive Committee by MeCCSA members. MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. The field includes film and TV studies, media production, journalism, radio, photography, creative writing, publishing, interactive media and the web; and it includes higher…

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Gender and Creative Labour : The podcast

CCI’s Ros Gill, along with Bridget Conor (King’s) and Stephanie Taylor (OU) have recorded a podcast about their new collection Gender and Creative Labour (Blackwell, 2015). The discussion ranges over all aspects of creative work and was created by Mark Carrigan for The Sociological Review.

The biggest loser?

Congratulations to Ros for publication of a new article in the journal Social Semiotics. The article looks critically at the TV show ‘The Biggest Loser’, which pits individuals against each other in a battle of physical challenges and weight loss. The lead author of the article is Olivia Monson, who is a Ph.D. student at…

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It’s all about the hub, ’bout the hub, ’bout the hub (don’t worry)

Janet Merkel and Andy Pratt were among the guests at a symposium on Coming to Terms with Creative Hubs on Thursday 28th January. The symposium was organised by Ros Gill and Tarek Virani and brought together academics, planners, developers, hub entrepreneurs and the users of creative co-working spaces to look at all aspects of the…

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