London is Dreaming of London: Culture and Identity in the Capital

This week’s Media Agenda Talk was about London’s identity and culture. Three panellists – Author Eve Harris, music critic Lloyd Bradley and Channel 4 Reporter Fatima Manji – presented their unique perspective on the city, stemming from their professional experience and their life as Londoners.


Branding Consumer Citizens: Gender and the Emergence of Brand Culture. Sarah Banet-Weiser at Polis LSE on Monday

A professor at the Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism, Sarah Banet-Weiser recently authored ‘Authentic (TM): The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture’, about the proliferance of branding not only as a model in business, but as a tool for the creation and maintenance of social and cultural relationships.

Sarah will be discussing what she terms ‘brand cultures’, noting […]

December 8th, 2012|Media|0 Comments|

The Business of Bling: How Hip Hop Makes American Music History (guest blog)

From the ‘ethnic minstrelsy’ of Tin Pan Alley in the early 20th century, to the bling culture of Hip Hop – American popular music has been both big business and a vital ingredient in the US cultural melting pot. Polis Intern Christine Flamsholt Jensen reports on a talk by Columbia University Professor David Hajdu about how outsiders made music that […]

December 3rd, 2012|Media|0 Comments|