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

What Do Publishers Know? Casey’s new article

Casey contributed to a special section of the journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, edited by Prof Christian Fuchs and CCI colleague Dr Marisol Sandoval, where she discussed what publishers know about open access academic publishing. Abstract: In this short contribution to the open access debate, I will draw upon my expertise as a sociologist who…

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measuring culture

Dave gave a paper at Edinburgh Business School, for The New Public Sector Seminar 2013: The State, The Arts and Popular Culture. The paper focused on measuring culture. 7th/11/2013

Jo discusses Desert Island discs and the Self

In November 2013 Jo Littler was an invited speaker at the ‘Desert Island Discs and the Discographic Self’ conference at the British Academy, London. Her talk was titled ‘Adrift or Ashore? Desert Island Discs and celebrity culture’ The radio programme Desert Island Discs has run continuously since 1942 and represents a unique record of the changing place…

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Objects of Otaku Affection: Casey’s new book chapter

The Handbook of Contemporary Animism, edited by Dr Graham Harvey (Open University), was published by Acumen in October 2013, includes a contribution from Dr Casey Brienza titled, ‘Objects of Otaku Affection: Animism, Anime Fandom, and the Gods of…Consumerism?’.

Jo gives lecture in Brighton

In October 2013 Jo Littler was an invited speaker at the University of Brighton’s research seminar series on neoliberalism, giving a talk on ‘Meritocracy as plutocracy’.

Cecilia is an associate in Rio de Janerio

In October 2013 Dr Cecilia Dinardi has been invited to become a Research Associate of the Rio de Janeiro University’s laboratory on anthropology of architecture and spaces, LAARES. This invitation is expected to develop into collaborative research and links between LAARES and City University London in the future.

Ros Gill’s presentation on Sexting

In October 2013, Professor Rosalind Gill addressed a national audience of NGOs, women’s support organisations, educators and charities concerned with violence against women at a conference in Glasgow, entitled Walking the Tightrope. Rosalind discussed her recent research on “sexting” and the issues of sexism and violence that it raised.

Guardian Culture Professionals: Is creativity cultural policy’s big mistake?

Dave had this published on the Guardian Culture Professionals, about work in cultural and creative industries ‘Is creativity cultural policy’s big mistake?’

Andy at the Sorbonne

Andy travelled to Paris on October 29th to give a keynote lecture at the Sorbonne. The lecture was at an event to celebrate UTC – 40 years anniversary colloquium on innovation and the creative economy. UTC has been the Sorbonne’s ‘technology laboratory’. Andy shared the platform with Yann Moulier Boutang, who wrote the pioneering book…

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Andy in Shanghai

In October 21-23, following on from his trip to South Korea Andy visited Shanghai. He spoke at a high-level workshop convened to discuss the Cultural Economy Report due to be published in November. The workshop was called: Cultural Economy, Sustainable Development and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. A workshop hosted by UNESCO, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Monash…

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