Archive for October 2016

A Digital Capitalism Reading List

An initial compilation of material explicitly invoking the concept of ‘digital capitalism’: Understanding Digital Capitalism (series of articles) Digital Capitalism: Stagnation and Contention Digital capitalism produces few winners Digital Capitalism: Networking the Global Market System The Critique of Digital Capitalism Marx in the Age… Read More ›

Marx Reloaded

Marx Reloaded is a cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx’s ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-09. The crisis triggered the deepest global recession in 70 years and prompted… Read More ›

An Introduction to NodeXL for Social Scientists

An Introduction to NodeXL for Social Scientists 9 January 2017 (1-4pm) Leslie Silver Building G28, Leeds Beckett University Confirmed speakers: Wasim Ahmed BSA members – £15 Non-members – £20 Visit the BSA events page to register: This workshop will introduce… Read More ›

When YouTube bought Google

A fascinating snippet of tech history. The founders of YouTube talk about their recent sale to Google, back in 2006, back when each were seen as something other than the slightly menacing giants they are today:


A great rebuttal of the neoliberal insistence that There Is No Alternative, from loc 3840 of the recent book by Yanis Varoufakis: We were not naive enough to think that our blueprint would be implemented on the strength of its rationality…. Read More ›

Deadline in 2 days: Consuming Gender

Call for Papers – Special Issue, ‘Consuming Gender'<> This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising…. Read More ›