Dr Nicholas Thoburn - Research
Specific research interests:
My research, interdisciplinary in nature, emphasises the interaction of economic, technological, and cultural processes and is focused on:
- The sociology of the book, writing, and digital publishing;
- Extra-parliamentary social movements;
- The sociology of objects;
- Marx, Marxism and communism;
- Deleuze and Guattari;
- Social and cultural theory.
Current research projects:
- A monograph on the media forms of political publishing. Empirically focused on 12 experimental publishing projects, the research explores: the aesthetics of media form; hybridisation of print and digital publishing; maps, metaphors, and diagrams of publishing; the changing nature of the political book; strategies of collective and anonymous authorship.
- 'Materialities of Text: Between the Codex and the Net', a co-edited journal special issue (with Sas Mays).
- 'Objects and Materials', a co-edited book of 40 original chapters (with colleagues at CRESC).