Journal articles

Beer, D. (2022) ‘The problem of researching a recursive society: algorithms, data coils and the looping of the social‘, Big Data & Society 9(2).

Jacobsen, B. & Beer, D. (2021) ‘Quantified Nostalgia: Social Media, Metrics and Memory‘, Social Media + Society 7(2): 1-9.

Beer, D. (2021) ‘A history of the data present‘, History of the Human Sciences 34(3-4): 385-398.

Beer, D. (2021) Review article of Super-sticky WeChat and Chinese Society, Information, Communication & Society 24(12): 1831-1834.

Fazi, M.B. & Beer, D. (2021) ‘Explorations in the indeterminacy of computation: An interview with M. Beatrice Fazi‘, Theory, Culture & Society 38(7-8): 289-308.

Beer, D. & Smith, H. (2020) ‘Data quirks and impressions: An interview with David Beer’, Media Theory 4(1): 147-164.

Pyyhtinen, O. & Beer, D. (2018) ‘Georg Simmel’s Traces: An interview with Olli Pyyhtinen’, Theory, Culture & Society 35(7-8): 271-280.

Chernilo, D. & Beer, D. (2018) ‘To be human: An interview with Daniel Chernilo’, Theory, Culture & Society 35(7-8): 281-291.

Beer, D. (2018) Review article of The Quantified Self in Precarity. Information, Communication & Society 21(12): 1779-1784.

Beer, D. (2018) ‘Envisioning the power of data analytics‘, Information, Communication & Society, 21(3): 465-479.

Beer, D. (2017) ‘The data analytics industry and the promises of real-time knowing: perpetuating and deploying a rationality of speed‘, Journal of Cultural Economy 10(1): 21-33.

Beer, D. (2017) ‘The Social Power of Algorithms‘, Information, Communication & Society 20(1):1-13.

Beer, D. (2016) ‘Fiction and social theory’, Theory, Culture & Society 32(7-8): 409-419.

Beer, D. (2016) ‘How should we do the history of big data?’, Big Data & Society, 3(1): 1-10. (there is a video abstract for this article available here)

Beer, D. (2015) ‘Productive measures: Culture and measurement in the context of everyday neoliberalism’, Big Data & Society 2(1): 1-13.

Ajana, B. & Beer, D. (2014) ‘The biopolitics of biometrics: An interview with Btihaj Ajana’, Theory, Culture & Society 31(7-8): 329-336.

Berry, D. & Beer, D. (2014) ‘Questions of digital power and the reanimation of critical theory: An interview with David Berry’, Theory, Culture & Society 31(7-8): 323-328.

Beer, D. (2014) ‘The precarious double life of the recording engineer’, Journal for Cultural Research 18(3): 189-202.

Beer, D. (2014) ‘Unpicking the Musical City’, Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1(1): 127-136.

Beer, D. (2014) ‘Hip-hop as urban and regional research’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38(2): 677-686.

Beer, D. & Burrows, R. (2013) ‘Popular culture, digital archives and the new social life of data’, Theory, Culture & Society 30(4): 47-71.

Beer, D. & Taylor, M. (2013) ‘The hidden dimensions of the musical field and the potential of the new social data’, Sociological Research Online 18(2):

Beer, D. (2013) ‘Genre, Boundary Drawing and the Classificatory Imagination’, Cultural Sociology 7(2): 145-160.

Beer, D. (2013) ‘Public geography and the politics of circulation’, Dialogues in Human Geography 3(1): 92-95.

Beer, D. (2012) ‘Open Access and academic publishing: some lessons from music culture’, Political Geography 31(8): 479-480.

Beer, D. (2012) ‘The comfort of mobile media: uncovering personal attachments with everyday devices’, Convergence 18(4): 361-367.

Beer, D. (2012) ‘Using social media data aggregators to do social research’, Sociological Research Online 17(3): .

Penfold-Mounce, R., Beer, D. & Burrows, R. (2011) ‘The Wire as social science fiction?’, Sociology 45(1): 152-167.

Atkinson, R. & Beer, D. (2010) ‘The ivorine tower in the city: engaging urban studies after the wire’, CITY 14(5): 529-544.

Allen-Robertson, J. & Beer, D. (2010) ‘Mobile Ideas: tracking a concept through time and space’, Mobilities 5(4): 529-545.

Beer, D. & Penfold-Mounce, R. (2010) ‘Researching glossy topics: the case of the academic study of celebrity’, Celebrity Studies 1(3): 361-366.

Beer, D. (2010) ‘Mobile music, coded objects and everyday spaces’, Mobilities 5(4): 469-484.

Beer, D. & Burrows, R. (2010) ‘Consumption, prosumption and participatory web cultures: an introduction’, Journal of Consumer Culture 10(1): 3-12.

Beer, D. (2009) ‘Can you dig it? Some reflections on the sociological problems associated with being uncool’, Sociology 43(6): 1151-1162.

Beer, D. (2009) ‘Power through the algorithm? Participatory web cultures and the technological unconscious’, New Media & Society 11(6): 985-1002.

Beer, D. & Penfold-Mounce, R. (2009) ‘Celebrity gossip and the new melodramatic imagination’, Sociological Research Online 14(2/3):

Beer, D. (2008) ‘Researching a confessional society’, International Journal of Market Research 50(5): 619-629.

Beer, D. (2008) ‘Making friends with Jarvis Cocker: music culture in the context of Web 2.0’, Cultural Sociology 2(2): 222-241.

Beer, D. (2008) ‘The iConic iNterface and the veneer of simplicity: MP3 players and the reconfiguration of music collecting and reproduction practices in the digital age’, Information, Communication & Society 11(1): 71-88.

Beer, D. (2008) ‘Social Network(ing) sites…revisiting the story so far: a response to danah boyd and Nicole Ellison’, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 13(2): 516-529.

Beer, D. & Burrows, R. (2007) ‘Sociology and, of and in Web 2.0: some initial considerations’, Sociological Research Online 12(5):

Beer, D. (2007) ‘Tune out: music, soundscapes and the urban mise-en-scène’, Information, Communication & Society 10(6): 846-866.

Beer, D. (2007) ‘Thoughtful territories: imagining the thinking power of things and spacesCITY 11(2): 229-238.

Beer, D. (2006) ‘The pop-pickers have picked decentralised media: the fall of Top of the Pops and the rise of the second media age’, Sociological Research Online 11(3):

Sandywell, B. & Beer, D. (2005) ‘Stylistic morphing: notes on the digitisation of contemporary music culture’, Convergence 11(4): 106-121.

Beer, D. & Gane, N. (2004) ‘Back to the future of social theory: an interview with Nicholas Gane’, Sociological Research Online 9(4):

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