Algorithms are a form of productive power – so how may we conceptualise the newly merged terrains of social life, economy and self in a world of digital platforms? How do multiple self-quantifying practices interact with questions of class, race and gender? This collection considers algorithms at work, alongside black box control, platform society theory and the formation of subjectivities.Book Details
This book explores how festivals and events affect urban places and public spaces, with a particular focus on their role in fostering inclusion. The ‘festivalisation’ of culture, politics and space in cities is often regarded as problematic, but this book examines the positive and negative ways that festivals affect cities by examining festive spaces as contested spaces.
A range of cases from Western Europe are used to explore these issues, including chapters on some of the world’s most significant and contested festival cities: Venice, Edinburgh, London and Barcelona.Book Details
The rise of the Internet is connected to the rise of authoritarianism across the world. As social media dovetails with neoliberalism, psychosocial wounds are provoked and authoritarian reaction is inspired. Yet this new sociality also facilitates new forms of resistance and political mobilisation.Book Details
Cultural China is a unique annual publication for up-to-date, informed, and accessible commentary about Chinese and Sinophone languages, cultural practices, politics and production, and their critical analysis. The articles in this Review speak to the turbulent year that was 2020.Book Details