My next book, The Data Gaze, will be published later in 2018 as part of Stuart Elden’s Society & Space book series. The book is now available to pre-order in paperback direct from the publisher or from the usual outlets. I’ve written a piece about the process of writing this book, which can be read here.
My most recent book is Metric Power, it was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. This book, which is now available in paperback, draws upon a range of resources to explore the intricate relations between metrics and power. Its central concern is with understanding how power is deployed through metrics. You can listen to an interview with me about it here.
Punk Sociology was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. It attempts to use a punk ethos to re-energise the sociological imagination. You can read the first chapter of the book open-access here and there is an interview with me about it here.
Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013 (the paperback of this book was published in 2016). It uses the concept of the ‘politics of circulation’ to explore the ways that new forms of digital or big data fold-back into and reconfigure culture. You can read the first chapter open-access here.
New Media: The Key Concepts was written with Nick Gane and was published by Berg (which is now part of Bloomsbury) in 2008. That book focused on six key concepts and attempted to work with cutting edge new media theory so as
to make the selected concepts accessible to a broad audience. A translated Chinese version of the book was recently published by Fudan University Press.