Professor of Media and Communications
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My research is concerned to address one of the most complex and vital issues of our age - the role the media play in the formation of identities and democracies and why and how people seek to change the world for socially progressive ends.
I begin from the standpoint that we still live in deeply unequal capitalist societies, driven by profit and competition operating on a global scale. We also live in a media dominated world with many different ideas and identities in circulation at any one time. We need to understand the former to appreciate the latter - the relation between individual autonomy, freedom and rational action on the one hand and the social construction of identity and behaviour on the other. To explore these themes and issues I am currently involved in two main strands of research:
I would be interested in supervising students in the following broadly defined areas: the symbolic contestation of the globalization of capital; the political economy of media and cultural industries and the impact of technological changes; alternative media and the differences between mainstream and non-mainstream media organizations and types of cultural production; mediated political resistance; voluntary sector, civil society and the media.
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7919 7171
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