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Culture (and Cultural Studies) After the Crunch: the End of Neoliberalism?



10.30am-5pm, February 4th, 2009



At Rich Mix, London



Organised by the Pavis Centre for Cultural and Social Theory, The Open University & the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London



The crisis of financial markets and the cheap-credit economy is interpreted by many as spelling the end of the 30-year neoliberal regime which has had such profound political, social and material consequences for world culture. Are we now witnessing the opening of a new conjuncture? What might be the social and cultural consequences of emergent forms of re-regulated capitalism? Does the Democratic landslide in the U.S. Presidential election presage an upsurge of progressive political activity -from within and outside government – in the Anglo-Saxon world, as did the elections of 1932 and 1964? Or has the cultural impact of neo-liberalism changed forever the meaning of ‘progressive’ cultural and social forces?



Prof. Tony Bennett (Open University)

Prof. John Clarke (Open University)

Prof. Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths College)

Dr. Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London)

Prof. Lawrence Grossberg (University of North Carolina)

Prof. Mica Nava (University of East London)

Dr. Jason Toynbee (Open University)



Tea, Coffee and Lunch will be provided

For free registration send an email to Fernando D. Rubio:



Rich Mix, London.

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA

Tube:  Liverpool Street

Buses: 388, 8    



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Queer Studies: Methodological Approaches“,
A special issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Science, is out now!

Please distribute this info widely, and have a good reading!
All the best,
Roberto Kulpa



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Volume 5, Issue 2: December 2008


Queer Studies: Methodological Approaches

…The content of December 2008 issue follows a certain logic that emerged from submitted papers. The opening article of acclaimed academic Tiina Rosenberg on queer genealogies is followed by the series of papers dealing with issues of self-reflexivity, intersections, dispersion, and accommodations of “queer” to non-Western (English) contexts. The closing articles scrutinise identity and materiality of objects and bodies, to be metaphorically summarised in Judith Halberstam’s article on “non-identification” and “negativity” of “queerness”. [READ MORE…]

Index [PDF]

Mia Liinason and Robert Kulpa, Queer Methodologies? pp.1-4 [PDF].


  • Tiina Rosenberg,
    Locally Queer. A Note on the Feminist Genealogy of Queer Theory, pp.5-18 [
  • Liv Mertz,
    “I am what I am?”? Toward a Sexual Politics of Contingent Foundations, pp.19-34 [
  • Michela Baldo,
    Queer in Italian-North American women writers, pp.35-62 [
  • Maria A. Viteri,
    ‘Latino’ and ‘queer’ as sites of translation: Intersections of ‘race’, ethnicity and sexuality, pp. 63-87 [
  • Elisabeth Enbebretsen,
    Queer ethnography in theory and practice: Reflections on studying sexual globalization and women’s queer activism in Beijing, pp.88-116 [
  • Linn Sandberg,
    The Old, the Ugly and the Queer: thinking old age in relation to queer theory, pp. 117-139 [
  • Judith Halberstam,
    The Anti-Social Turn in Queer Studies, pp. 140-156 [

Book Reviews

  • Della Porta, Donatella and Michael Keating (eds), (2008), Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences. A Pluralist Perspective. Review by Francois Briatte (pp.157-161) [PDF].
  • McGarry, Molly, (2008), Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America. Review by Julia DeLeon (pp.162-165) [PDF].
  • Lisa, Rofel, (2007), Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture. Review by Ben Chia-Hung Lu (pp.166-170) [PDF].
  • Driver, Susan (ed), (2008), Queer Youth Cultures. Review by Mark Carrigan (pp. 171-175) [PDF].
  • Horncastle, Julia, (2008), ‘Queer Bisexuality: Perceptions of Bisexual Existence, distinction and Challenges’ Review by Allison Moore (pp. 176-179) [PDF].

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