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The Lost Promenade

January 26, 2009

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This is a link to a blog set up by two artists (I think?) who have taken it upon themselves to start travelling around the coast of the UK to try and “make some new seaside memories”. In doing so they are presenting images and text about their experiences, leaving an archive of touching, insightful […]

Visit Britain report on the economic crisis and tourism

January 18, 2009

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You can view this report by clicking here. Key findings include the view that tourism has become so much a part of our way of life that holidaying as a practice will be little affected – only those most paranoid and / or impacted upon by the crisis are planning to change their holiday plans […]

Online development internship at Counterpoint, the British Council’s cultural relations think-tank

January 15, 2009

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These are the details for an internship at Counterpoint, where I did some work in 2003.  They are a fascinating organisation, a small think tank within the British Council, with a remit to develop and extend the British Council’s thinking in areas including cultural diplomacy and intercultural communication. The British Council is the UK’s international […]

Call for papers: Resorting to the coast

January 9, 2009

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This looks like an excellent conference in Blackpool in June.  Download the flyer here. From the CFP: “Key themes of interest to the conference include: ·          Histories of coastal tourism developments and resorts; ·          Regeneration of coastal economies; ·          Social and environmental impacts of coastal developments; ·          Representations of seaside holidays in popular culture; ·          Worker migrations to coastal sites; […]

Regulating The Night – review

January 6, 2009

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My review of Deborah Talbot‘s ‘Regulating the Night’, a study of the gentrification of an area of South London that focuses on race and culture has been published in the Journal of Cultural Geography.  With the appropriate institutional or individual permissions you can read it here. Share this:

Reading Marx’s ‘Capital’

January 2, 2009

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Over at this blog you can watch, listen to, download or subscribe to a series of lectures given by David Harvey on Marx’s ‘Capital’.   This is a great resource of video lectures by one of the world’s most important Marx scholars.  There is something of a Marx revival going on at the moment as a […]