Essays

SELECTED SCHOLARLY ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

PLEASE NOTE — these texts are posted for scholarly, personal use only under U.S. fair use guidelines. Any academic citation or excerpting must be with proper attribution. For permission for any other use, please contact me or the publisher.

There Is No Music Industry,” Media Industries 1:1 (Summer 2014).

Media Analysis Beyond Content,” Journal of Visual Culture – Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media at 50 – 13:1 (Spring 2014): 100-103.

What Do We Want?  Materiality!  When Do We Want It?  Now!” In Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality and Society, eds. Tarleton Gillespie, Kirsten Foote and Pablo Boczkowski, 119-128.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014.

Keyword: Journal,” Journal of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (published online 5 July 2013).  DOI: 10.1080/14791420.2013.812598

(coauthored with Tara Rodgers) “The Poetics of Signal Processing,” Differences 22:2-3 (Summer/Fall 2011): 31-53. 

“The Theology of Sound: A Critique of Orality,” Canadian Journal of Communication 36:2 (Summer 2011):207-225. (Original link here.)

“The Politics of Academic Labor in Communication Studies”, Feature Special Section of the International Journal of Communication, Volume 5 (2011).

My contribution: The Politics of Academic Labor in Communication Studies: A Re-Introduction 

(now available as an e-book via The Annenberg Press)

(coauthored with Mitchell Akiyama) “‘The Recording that Never Wanted to be Heard’ and Other Stories of Sonification.” In The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies, eds. Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld, 544-60.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

“The Pedagogy of the Job Market,” Journal of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 6:4 (December 2009): 421-424.

“The Cat Telephone,” The Velvet Light Trap #64 (Fall 2009): 83-84.

The Preservation Paradox in Digital Audio.” In Sound Souvenirs, eds. Karin Bijsterveld and José Van Dijk, 55-65. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2009.

James Carey and the Resistance to Cultural Studies in North America Cultural Studies 23:2 (March 2009): 283-286.

Enemy Voice,Social Text #96 25:3 (September 2008): 79-100.

Being ‘in the True’ of Sound StudiesMusic, Sound and the Moving Image 2:2 (Autumn 2008): 163-167.

(coauthored with Jeremy Morris, Michael Brendan Baker and Ariana Moscote Freire) “The Politics of ‘Podcasting,’” Fibreculture #13 (July 2008).

Out With the Trash: On the Future of New Technologies.” In Residual Media, ed. Charles Acland, 16-31.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Media or Instruments? Yes.” Offscreen 11:8-9 (Aug/Sept 2007).

The Death and Life of Digital Audio,” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 31:4 (December 2006): 338-348.

The MP3 as Cultural Artifact,” New Media and Society 8:5 (November 2006): 825-842.

(coauthored with Emily Raine) “Command Tones: Digitization and Sounded Time,” First Monday 11:9 (September 2006).

Afterword: On the Future of Music.” In Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture, ed. Michael D. Ayers, 255-263.  New York: Peter Lang, 2006.

What’s Digital in Digital Music?”  In Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication, eds. Paul Messaris and Lee Humphreys, 95-109.  New York: Peter Lang, 2006.

The Historiography of Cyberculture.”  In Cyberculture Studies: Current Terrains, Future Directions, eds. David Silver and Adrienne Massanari, 17-29.  New York: New York University Press, 2006.

“Urban Media and the Politics of Sound Space,” in “Sound in Art and Culture,” a special issue of Open: Cahier on Art and the Public Domain #9 (Fall 2005): 6-15.

Digital Media and Disciplinarity,” The Information Society 21:4 (Fall 2005): 249-256.

C. Wright Mills, the Bureau for Applied Social Research, and Meaning of Critical Scholarship.” Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies 5:1 (Winter 2005): 65-94.

Academia Pro Bono,” Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies 4:2 (May 2004): 219-222.

The Burden of Culture.” In The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies, ed. Michael Bérubé, 80-102. Malden: Basil Blackwell, 2004.

(coauthored with Carol Stabile) “Using Women as Middle Men: The Real Promise of ICTs,” Feminist Media Studies 3:3 (Fall 2003): 364-368.

Bourdieu, Technique and Technology,” Cultural Studies 17:3/4 (May/July 2003): 367-389.

Cultural Policy Studies and the Problem of Political Representation.” The Communication Review 5:1 (Spring 2002): 59-89.

The Computer Race Goes to Class.” In Race In Cyberspace, eds. Beth Kolko, Lisa Nakamura, and Gilbert Rodman, 191-212. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Going Public: Rock Aesthetics in the American Political Field.” In Sound Identities:Popular Music and the Cultural Politics of Education, eds. Cameron McCarthy, Glenn Hudak, Sylvia Allegretto, Paula Saukko, and Shawn Miklaucic, 289-315. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.

Television Under Construction: American Television and the Problem of Distribution 1926-1962.” Media, Culture and Society 21:3 (July 1999): 503-530.

Thinking the Internet: Cultural Studies vs. The Millennium.” In Doing Internet Research, ed. Steve Jones, 257-288. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1998.

Sounds Like the Mall of America: Programmed Music and the Architectonics of Commercial Space.” Ethnomusicology 41:1 (Winter 1997): 22-50.

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“A Step Toward Fixing Peer Reviews: Sign Them,” guest post, Antenna

Selected Essays in Bad Subjects

My Canadian Confusion

Notes for the Next Media War

United We Stand: Fresh Hoagies Daily (coauthored with Carrie Rentschler and Carol Stabile)

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