Thursday, 16 May 2013

Free Access to articles by Mike Featherstone and Lisa Blackman

For a limited period only, we're making a selection of key articles from the editors of Theory, Culture & Society and Body & Society freely available.


Read more to access for free articles by Mike Featherstone (Editor-in-Chief of TCS and B&S) on consumer culture, the body and affect, and by Lisa Blackman (Editor of B&S) on affect and embodiment.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Free Access to TCS Articles by Ulrich Beck

To supplement our recent publication of Ulrich Beck's new article on world risk society (co-written with Daniel Levy, TCS 30.2), we're making freely available for a limited time only a selection of key TCS articles written and co-written by Beck since 1992.

Read more for your free access.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

TCS 30.3 - Out Now!

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Interview with Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim – family structures and family life in second modernity

In this interview with Tine Ravn and Mads P. Sørensen, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim discusses family structures, reproductive
technologies and individualization
in second modernity.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Interview with James Ash on Videogames and Affect

Image: James Ash
To supplement articles by James Ash in recent issues of both Theory, Culture & Society and Body & Society, Souvik Mukherjee interviewed him on videogames, attention and affect.

Both articles are free to access until the end of May



TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

TCS 30.2 - Out Now!

Theory, Culture & Society 30.2 (March 2013) is now available, featuring articles by Ulrich Beck & Daniel Levy on cosmopolitanised nations and world risk society, William Davies on markets and European State Aid rules, Angela Last on Bakhtin and climate change, Casper Bruun Jensen and Anders Blok on techno-animism in Japan, Roland Boer on revolution and Kairos, and Ute Tellmann on Malthus and the genealogy of liberal economy.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Body & Society 19.1 - Out Now!

Body & Society 19.1 (March 2013) is now available, featuring articles from Kristen Hardy on body far replicas, James Ash on videogames and affect, Geraldine Bloustein & Denise Wood on aesthetics in Second Life, and Amy Russell on embodiment and abjection in human trafficking.

The issue also features Richard Iveson's review article of Jussi Parikka's Insect Media and neomaterialist philosophy, and Paolo Palladino's review of recent books by Nancy and Agamben.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Interview with Thomas Kemple and Austin Harrington on Simmel

Courtesy of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
(Vancouver, Canada)
Sunday 1914, Open House
at the residence of Professor Ignaz Jastrow,
24 Nussbaumallee, in Berlin’s West End
To supplement the double-length special section on ‘Georg Simmel’s Sociological Metaphysics:Money, Sociality and Precarious Life’ (TCS 29.7-8, Dec 2012), Simon Dawes interviews the editors on the main themes of the section, and on the importance of Simmel to sociology today.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

TCS 30.1 – Out Now!

TCS 30.1 (January 2013) is now available, featuring articles by Nikolas Rose, Maria Tamboukou, Julian Brigstocke, Sonia Silva, Derek Bryce and Mona Abaza.

Read more for further details on the issue, and for free access to TCS articles by Nikolas Rose.




TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Friday, 25 January 2013

‘Tarde as Media Theorist’: an interview with Tony D. Sampson, by Jussi Parikka

Jussi Parikka (Photo by Jonathan Lang)
This discussion focuses on Sampson’s recently published monograph Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks, characterised by Brian Rotman as “offering a new theory of the viral as a sociological event.” In this conversation, Parikka and Sampson talk about Gabriel Tarde and assemblage theory, and why Tarde should be approached as a media theorist who is more interested in the somnambulistic notions of the social. Sampson’s interest in the non-cognitive – and non-cognitive capitalism – resonates with recent discussions of affect, but with a special focus on developments in HCI-design and research.


At the end of the interview, we’ve provided some links giving free access to relevant TCS material.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Roy Boyne on Peter Sloterdijk and Topology at Tate Modern

Photo: Peter Sloterdijk
To supplement the TCS Special Issue on Topologies of Culture, Roy Boyne comments on the talk Peter Sloterdijk gave at Tate Modern as part of their series on Topology

The event was chaired by Ralf Rogowski and took place on 16th June 2012.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Topologies Key Texts and Free Articles from the TCS Archive


In addition to the interview below, the editors of the TCS Special Issue on Topologies of Culture (Jul-Sep 2012, 29.4-5) have also provided the following bibliography of key texts on topologies.

And we've made those articles from the TCS Archive freely available for one month only via the links below.

TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Interview with Celia Lury, Luciana Parisi and Tiziana Terranova on Topologies

To supplement the TCS Special Issue onTopologies of Culture (Jul-Sep 2012, 29.4-5), Simon Dawes interviews the issue’s editors about their use of topology, the extent to which we are witnessing a ‘topological turn’ in the humanities and the social sciences or the emergence of a ‘topological society’, and the implications of a topological approach for a critique of neoliberalism.




TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.

Monday, 14 January 2013

TCS Annual Review - Out Now!

The TCS Annual Review 2012 (29.7-8, December issue) is now available, including a large special section on Georg Simmel as well as our regular section, Global Public Life.

The section on Simmel's 'Sociological Metaphysics: Money, Sociality and Precarious Life', edited and introduced by Austin Harrington and Thomas M Kemple, features articles by Donald N Levine, Robert William Button, Olli Pyyhtinen, Efraim Podoksik, Monica Lee & Daniel Silver, Nigel Dodd, Gregor Fitzi, Isabelle Darmon & Carlos Frade, Charles Barbour, David Kettler and Otthein Rammstedt, as well as exclusive translations of works by Simmel, Hans Blumenberg and Karl Mannheim.

In Global Public Life, Ryan Bishop introduces a conversation between artist Bashir Makhoul and curator Gordon Hon, followed by commentary pieces on Makhoul's work by John Beck and Huimin Jin. The GPL section also features Ken Friedman on Fluxus, and Nicholas Gane & Les Back on C Wright Mills.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.