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

New (old) book for Andy

In a ‘blast from the past’ Routledge have decided to reprint a book that Andy edited 23 years ago! In a world where many academic books don’t survive 5 years in print, or are pulped, this is a surprise! The book, first published in 1994, was a collection that Andy edited with Rick Ball (now,…

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Gender and Education, Post-Truth and Populism

CCI’s Rosalind Gill is on the organising committee of the 2018 International Gender and Education conference, to be held in Newcastle, New South Wales in December this year. The theme of the conference is ‘Gender, Post-Truth Populism and Pedagogies: Challenges and Strategies in a Shifting Political Landscape’. Keynote speakers include Raewynn Connell and Sondra Hales.

Faux feminism?

Rosalind Gill’s work  has been the inspiration for an important new study of women in Bollywood. An article, published in  the current issue of India’s leading politics and culture  magazine, Caravan, uses Gill’s notion of a postfeminist sensibility to examine contemporary Bollywood romantic comedies, arguing that they represent a kind of ‘faux feminism’

Andy in Milan

Andy Pratt gave a seminar on future directions of research in the urban cultural and creative industries to a PhD seminar in the Department of Sociology at Milan -Bicocca University (Feb 8th). Andy is an external member of the PhD programme/committee at Bicocca and visits every year to teach and examine PhD students on topics…

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A first for Laura

An article by PhD candidate Laura Thompson (supervised by Prof Ros Gill), entitled “I can be your Tinder Nightmare: Harassment and misogyny in the online sexual marketplace“, has been published in a special issue on feminisms and social media in the journal Feminism and Psychology 28(1), 69–89. The article looks at screenshots of online abuse and unwanted…

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How to get the ‘co’ working?

Janet Merkel was part of a one day workshop on “Co-Created Spaces” at Berlin’s Co-creation Loft on Saturday, February 10. The workshop was organised by Lukas Pardylla, a master student at Berlin’s University of the Arts “Communication in Social and Economic Contexts” program and brought together architects, designers, environmental psychologists, coworking hosts, community managers and…

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Coworking: Re-embedding Freelance Work

On Tuesday, February 6, Janet Merkel was invited to give a keynote lecture on the workshop “Work/Now: a workshop on labour and life (part 1)”. The workshop has been organised by Nina Willment and Katy Lawn, PhD students at the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Janet’s lecture focused on the relation…

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Mediated Intimacy

Congratulations to Rosalind Gill, and Meg-John Barker and Laura Harvey on publication of their new monograph Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture, published by Polity this week. A panel and book launch is planned for May this year- details to follow.

Digital and Creative Cities

Andy Pratt gave a keynote paper in Westminster to a group of visiting City Mayors from the West Balkans; the group was being hosted by the Creative England for the British Council and the Foreign Office. The group are interested in developing new forms of urban governance- in particular about digital and creative cities: Andy’s…

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Aesthetic labour

Ros Gill’s book Aesthetic Labour, co-edited with Christina Scharff and Ana-Sofia Elias, is now out in paperback. In December Palgrave highlighted the book – and the series it is in, also co-edited by Ros – as one of the top publications in their social sciences list, leading the way among 85 book series.

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