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Branding ‘London’ as a city for creative voices

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Donna Susan Mathew reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring Gabrielle Smith and Vinay Patel.

So this one time, an Irish, a Kenyan, an Ecuadorian, a Chinese and a Japanese person sat down to watch a Bollywood movie. I doubt if I would have been able to witness a moment like this […]

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    Diversity in London’s Cultural Industry—The Faces of the City Itself?

Diversity in London’s Cultural Industry—The Faces of the City Itself?

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Gia Jianyang Zhang reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring Gabrielle Smith and Vinay Patel.

The city with three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world and 857 art galleries in total, the city with more than 17,000 music performances across 300+ venues through the year, the city with […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December 3rd, 2012|Media|0 Comments|