Authors

Samiran copySamiran Culbert

  • BA Music / Popular Music
  • MA Popular Music Studies

Research interests include music, its application as a philosophy, and its place and importance within societies around the world. Also focused upon the idea of nostalgia as a social tool, especially as institutional propaganda, ideology (its construction and manipulation), critical theory, sociology, music and cultural policy, the value of music, music performance, and music as a social tool, of both repression and expression.


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Jonathan Weatherill-Hunt

  • BA Communication, Media and Popular Music
  • MA Popular Music Studies

Interested in the study of politics, gender inequality and associated discourse, race, religion, media, myth, technology, popular culture, and cultural theory. Has a keen interest in ethnography, particularly with regard to the study of electronic popular music and the application of nostalgia therewith. Also embraces and investigates notions of subcultures, democratisation, agency, and the myriad affordances of modern technology.


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Emma Reekie

  • BA Music / Popular Music
  • MA Popular Music Studies

Fascinated by the relationship between contemporary politics and its use of music as a political bargaining tool; particularly in election campaigns. Equally enamoured with the significance of cultural awards in society, representation of social, subcultural and individual identity through music, gender studies, the creation, mediation and biases of writing history and the increasing importance of social media in all facets of modern life.


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