Research Seminar: David Beer ‘Social Music: Getting reacquainted with Jarvis Cocker’

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 4.00PM

Speaker: David Beer (University of York)

David Beer is a Reader in Sociology at the University of York, UK. He is the author of Metric Power(2016), Punk Sociology(2014), Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation(2013), and New Media: The Key Concepts(2008, with Nicholas Gane).

David studied for a BSc in Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Bradford between 1995 and 1998. In 2001 he returned to university and studied for an MA in the Sociology of Contemporary Culture at York. He then stayed on at York to complete his PhD on the digitalisation of music culture between 2002 and 2006.

David is a member of the editorial boards of Theory, Culture & Society, Cultural Sociology, Big Data & Society, and the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies. In addition to this he is co-editor of the Theory, Culture & Society open site. He was previously an associate board member for the journal Sociology (2010-2013), on the editorial board of the International Journal of Market Research (2013-2014) and reviews editor for Information, Communication & Society (2012-2014).

You can find out more about his work at his website davidbeer.net.

Location: Sally Baldwin D Block: D003