[csaa-forum] Gregg+Goggin double book launch, Sydney Uni, Dec 1
m.gregg at uq.edu.au
Tue Nov 21 10:40:59 CST 2006
'Affective Voices'/'Cell Phone Culture' double book launch 5.30pm,
Friday 1 December Woolley Common Room, University of Sydney
You are cordially invited to the launch of:
Melissa Gregg's 'Cultural Studies' Affective Voices' (Palgrave, 2006) &
Gerard Goggin's 'Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life'
Both books will be launched by Elspeth Probyn, Professor of Gender
Studies, University of Sydney, at 5.30pm sharp, Friday 1 December, 2006,
in the Woolley Common Room, accompanied by refreshments.
Map details for the Woolley Common Room (1st floor of John Woolley
For enquiries or further information contact Dr Gerard Goggin
(gerard.goggin at usyd.edu.au).
More information about the books & authors:
Melissa Gregg: 'Cultural Studies' Affective Voices'
n (this site temporarily down; see
ooks for order details)
In a series of encounters with key figures in the field of cultural
studies, this book draws attention to the significance of voice and
address in enacting a political project from within 'the Academy'.
Combining a focus on theories of 'affect' lately dominant in the
Humanities with a history of cultural studies as a discipline, Melissa
Gregg highlights the diverse modes of performance that accompany and
assist scholarly practice. Writing from the perspective of a new
generation of cultural studies practitioners, she provides a missing
link between the field's earliest political concerns with those of the
present. Throughout, the ongoing importance of engaged, public
intellectualism is emphasized.
Melissa Gregg is an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for
Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland. As well as
'Cultural Studies' Affective Voices', she is co-editor of
'Counter-Heroics and Counter-Professionalism in Cultural Studies'
Continuum 20 (2). With Greg Seigworth, she is currently editing The
Affect Reader. Her latest research looks at the impact of new media
technologies on work and home life.
<m.gregg at uq.edu.au> ::
Gerard Goggin: 'Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life'
Cell phones and mobile technologies are omnipresent in everyday life,
yet the cultural implications of mobile phones have been neglected. This
book aims to fill this gap, providing the first comprehensive,
accessible, and international introduction to cell phone culture and
theory. It offers a clear yet sophisticated overview of mobile
telecommunications, putting the technology in historical and technical
context. 'Cell Phone Culture' is a fascinating biography of an important
cultural object, that adopts an integrated, multiperspectival approach
to the cultural and social shaping of technology. Goggin considers the
mobile phone from the standpoint of its history, production, design,
consumption, and representation, as well as its deep implication in
contemporary media convergence - such as digital photography, mobile
blogging, mobile Internet, and mobile television. Interdisciplinary in
its conceptual framework, 'Cell Phone Culture' draws on a wide range of
national, regional, and international examples, to carefully explore the
new forms of consumption and use of communication and media technology
that the phenomenon of mobiles represents. Cell Phone Culture also
reflects upon the challenges and provocations of mobile phone
technology, use, and consumption for doing cultural and media studies
Gerard Goggin is an ARC Australian Research Fellow in the Department of
Media and Communication, the University of Sydney, currently working on
a book on global mobile media. His other books include
'Internationalizing Internet Studies' (Routledge, 2007; with Mark
McLelland), 'Mobile Phone Cultures' (Routledge, 2007), 'Cell Phone
Culture' (Routledge, 2006), 'Disability in Australia' (UNSW Press, 2005;
with Christopher Newell), 'Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia'
(UNSW Press, 2004), 'Digital Disability' (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003;
with Christopher Newell). Gerard is editor of the journal 'Media
<gerard.goggin at arts.usyd.edu.au> ::
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