Redirecting Cultural Studies in Neoliberal Times
Cameron McCarthy and Cathryn Teasley
Global Approaches and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Cameron McCarthy and Angharad N. Valdivia
Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age
Cameron McCarthy, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer and Robert Mejia
Popular Music and the Cultural Politics of Education
Cameron McCarthy, Glenn Hudak, Shawn Miklaucic and Paula Saukko
If it can be argued that young people construct their identities through the social formation of boundaries, then it is important to uncover how social, cultural, and political boundaries are created and lived through popular music. This is both a pedagogical and political concern. In Sound Identities, contributors pursue these themes throughout: across the terrains of the American nation; across the global dynamics of postcolonial music history; and ultimately back into the micropolitics of the pedagogy of musical affect in the classroom. Collectively the authors insist that we see music as operating within the context of a plurality of techno, ideo, ethno, finance, and media scapes - flows and logics of globalization that fragment, rework, and reintegrate human experience in the progress of music within the circuits of production, distribution, and consumption (Appadurai, 1996). The eighteen essays in this volume foreground a wide array of theoretical and empirical research that looks at the dynamic role that music plays at the level of the everyday lives of today's school youth. Sound Identities is divided into four sections: «Music in the Nation,» «Music in the Postcolony,» «Music in the Contested Metropolis,» and «The Pedagogy of the Musical Affect.»
Edited by Tina (Athlone C.) Besley, Cameron McCarthy, Michael Peters and Fazal Rizvi
Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method, and Policy
Cameron McCarthy, Aisha S. Durham, Laura C. Engel and Alice A. Filmer
Reading Schools, Museums, and Cities in the Tumult of Globalization
Edited by Cameron McCarthy, Koeli Moitra Goel, Ergin Bulut, Warren Crichlow, Brenda Nyandiko Sanya and Bryce Henson
Spaces of New Colonialism is an edited volume of 16 essays and interviews by prominent and emerging scholars who examine how the restructuring of capitalist globalization is articulated to key sites and institutions that now cut an ecumenical swath across human societies. The volume is the product of sustained, critical rumination on current mutations of space and material and cultural assemblages in key institutional flashpoints of contemporary societies undergoing transformations sparked by neoliberal globalization. The flashpoints foregrounded in this edited volume are concentrated in the nexus of schools, museums and the city. The book features an intense transnational conversation within an online collective of scholars who operate in a variety of disciplines and speak from a variety of locations that cut across the globe, north and south. Spaces of New Colonialism began as an effort to connect political dynamics that commenced with the Arab spring and uprisings and protests against white-on-black police violence in US cities to a broader reading of the career, trajectory and effects of neoliberal globalization.
Contributors look at key flashpoints or targets of neoliberalism in present-day societies: the school, the museum and the city. Collectively, they maintain that the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit movement in England marked a political maturation, not a mere aberration, of some kind—evidence of some new composition of forces, new and intensifying forms of stratification, ultimately new colonialism—that now distinctively characterizes this period of neoliberal globalization.