Georgina Born speaks on ‘Theorising cultural production after Bourdieu'

Dr. Georgina Born, professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music at the University of Cambridge, is presenting a talk entitled ‘Theorising cultural production after Bourdieu'. The talk will be held on 15 March 2007 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at W-220 in the Arts Building, McGill University. This presentation is co-sponsored by Media@McGill and the Schulich School of Music.

Dr. Born is also Honorary Professor of Anthropology at University College London. She uses ethnography in combination with political-economic and historical analyses, cultural and media theory, to study media and cultural production and particularly television, music and information technology. Her recent publications include Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC (Vintage 2005), and Western Music and Its Others: Difference, Representation and Appropriation in Music (University of California Press 2000, with D. Hesmondhalgh).

Her current research focuses on the transformation of public broadcasting with digitization, changes to the BBC's journalism in response to digitization and interactivity, blogging and citizen journalism, and the changing modes of musical creativity attendant on music's digitization. Dr. Born is also involved in another research project which examines the nature of interdisciplinary collaborations. Her broad research interests include: television, including documentary, drama, news and current affairs; genre theory; public service broadcasting; digitization and new media; cultural production and cultural institutions; Bourdieu's cultural theory; media and cultural policy; music; intellectual property; and media in the developing world.


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