A new blog and journal focusing on cultural studies in urban spaces with an interest in “geography, sociology, anthropology, language and literature fields, area studies, film studies, media studies and more” has recently been announced. The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies will launch it’s first issue in late 2013 or early 2014. Articles slated for the first issue include “Felix Guattari and Urban Cultural Studies,” “Societies of Occupy: Scenes from Occupied Pittsburg,” “Tokyo, Gender, and Mobility” and “Misuse of the Monument: The Art of Parkour and the Discursive Limits of Disciplinary Architecture.”
The blog is currently in operation and open to contributing authors with “academic positions.” You can also find a series of free urban studies articles on their downloads page.
The site is characterized by short, readable, informative posts–ideally accompanied by several images and links–relevant to the growing interest in urban cultural studies across fields such as geography, sociology, anthropology, language and literature fields, area studies, film studies, media studies and more…
The blog also features calls for papers as well as information about upcoming workshops and conferences to those working on cities across both the humanities and the social sciences.
This blog is a precursor to the formation of a new interdisciplinary and international journal on urban cultural studies with a well-known publisher specializing in humanities and social science research–and it aims to foster an online community of scholars interested in the culture(s) of cities from all disciplines, including both geographers and those from language and literature fields.
The site also features a podcast, from which there are currently five episodes which you can find here.
[H/T Progressive Geographies]