Tag: cultural studies

Soapbox: on slips and trips.

john hutnyk , December 6th, 2021

In the business of selling cultures for quids, and other random translations Once upon a long ago, there was a time when I was more rebelliously young, and…


Pantomime Terror and Global South Asia on Screen

john hutnyk , December 3rd, 2021

Cheap paperback stocking stuffers… – though I wonder if 1 left in stock contradicts that whole value-scarcity thing. Pretty sure there is more than one.



john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

visit https://issh2021.tdtu.edu.vn/ for details. Register here: https://issh2021.tdtu.edu.vn/conference-fees


Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies

john hutnyk , November 11th, 2021

a book from 2004 – people didn’t get the title that much, but Derrida, Bataille (the best bit is on Bataille – reclaimed for the left). From books4you….


Lost in the supermarket

john hutnyk , April 13th, 2021

https://norient.com/video/shopping-is-civil-war https://norient.com/video/shopping-is-civil-war


Class – and critique – in Bad Marxism, poking fun.

john hutnyk , March 18th, 2021

I was looking something up and stumbled upon a quote of me that I did not recognise – that class ‘does not make much sense’. I am pretty…


Journal of Asian and African Studies – vol 55 no 6

john hutnyk , August 23rd, 2020

jasa_55_6.tocjasa_55_6.toc Table of Contents Special Isssue: Sociology in Vietnam Today Previous Issue Volume 55 Issue 6, September 2020 Guest Editor: John Hutnyk Table of Contents (PDF) Editorial Boa…


Centrifugal Citation Conformity Machine

john hutnyk , January 10th, 2020

I was recently in an information briefing (which was very useful) about Web of Science and citations/searches. Here are some thoughts on how the system at present breeds…

→Trinketization: answers to all questions about trinkets, and Capital.

Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities #ISSH2019

john hutnyk , October 8th, 2019

An International Conference at Ton Duc Thang University October 4-5, 2019 Innovations are the key. In method and analysis, in the ways in which scholarship engages with society…


Cóc Linh Tuệ Giác

john hutnyk , September 10th, 2019

Cỏc Linh Tuệ Giác = something like the image of the Holy Toad in culture and history. Going to read this cultural history next and was super proud…


Pantomime Terror

john hutnyk , December 21st, 2018

This book is about storytelling and music video – well, also politics and terror, performance and television. HUTNYK_PANTOMIME TERROR The book tunes into music in three acts. I…


The museum of vernacular regeneration

john hutnyk , November 24th, 2018

Read it here


Innovations… Conference 4-5 October 2019, TDTU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

john hutnyk , November 1st, 2018

Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities 4th and 5th of October 2019. Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist republic of Vietnam Welcome to the website for the conference Innovations in…


The Rumour of Calcutta – digital book

john hutnyk , May 5th, 2018

22 years ago my first book was typeset and laid out in the days before electronics – well, an electric typesetting machine was plugged into a wall, but…



john hutnyk , April 28th, 2018

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing has written an amazing book. The Mushroom at the End of the World (2015) is all about forests and foraging and revitalising teaching and diasporas…


Miniaturization is trinketization.

john hutnyk , January 29th, 2018

This looks great and would have been a good thing to attend, but my diary window – and budget – is far too small: *Small Interventions: Studies in…


Gunnersbury Bagh. (Kill your darlings 10)

john hutnyk , April 26th, 2017

[A set of cuts that jettison the last underworked section of the book – residue of a previous plan, now offcuts in the sawdust.] Ethnography as a hobby or…


day 4 of kill your darlings, the word hoard is desiccated & gets ever thinner.

john hutnyk , April 2nd, 2017

For example, cosmopolitan and transnationalising nomad that I am (ahem, I wish) I am at present absent-mindedly watching what I assume to be the show ‘Japan Idol’ on…


Brand PhD. #gnnnngg

john hutnyk , January 6th, 2017

Can’t imagine the mad thinking behind this branding. In several ways a sign of the downward spiral. Or, a niche marketing gambit. What next: administrative razor blades, higher…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 4: Gina Athena Ulysse on “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

smulla16 , September 28th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


Orientalism for kids – again

john hutnyk , September 18th, 2016

Am gearing up for another round of kiddy tv and hoping there are new programmes since the mind worms of Iggle Piggle and Peppa Pig did their damage. This…


Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain, JD Taylor

john hutnyk , July 6th, 2016

Just started JD Taylor’s book, bought in Waterstones sociology section yesterday. Brilliant. I mean, the placing of this book in that shelving – shame its four floors up…


La ligne d’écume: Encountering the French beach

john hutnyk , March 10th, 2016

new book from pavement with chapters by Ffrench, Collier, Launchbury, Gledhill, Fuggle etc.,… \ Edited by Sophie Fuggle and Nicholas Gledhill As a trope, theme, myth and very…