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Below are some select recent publications. A full range of publications can be seen at the publications link on the staff profiles, which can be viewed on our Members page.

Journal articles

  • Abbott, P., Zheng, Y., Du, R., & Willcocks, L.P. (forthcoming) From Boundary Spanning to Creolization: A Study of Chinese Software and Services Outsourcing Vendors, Journal of Strategic Information Systems.*
  • Suri, G.S., & Abbott, P. (forthcoming) IT Cultural Enclaves and Social Change: The Interplay Between Indian Cultural Values and Western Ways of Working in an Indian IT Organization, Information Technology for Development, online version available.*
  • Weaver, S. (2012) A Rhetorical Discourse Analysis of Online Anti-Muslim and Anti-Semitic Jokes, Ethnic and Racial Studies. Online 19th October 2012. 
  • Abbott, PY., & Jones, M.R. (2012) Everywhere and Nowhere: Nearshore Software Development in the Context of Globalisation, European Journal of Information Systems, 21(5): 529- 551.*
  • Grammatopoulos, I., & Reynolds, M. (2012) The Experience of Drama: Why Do People Become Involved with it? A Phenomenological Investigation of Individuals’ Involvement with Drama and its Meaning, Applied Theatre Research, 1(1): 107–124.*
  • Lockyer, S. (2011) From Toothpick Legs to Dropping Vaginas: Gender and Sexuality in Joan Rivers’ Stand-up Comedy Performance, Comedy Studies, 2(2): 113-123.
  • Lockyer, S., & Myers, L. (2011) ‘It’s About Expecting the Unexpected’: Live Stand-up Comedy From the Audiences’ Perspective, Participations: International Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 8(2): 165-188.
  • Weaver, S. (2011) Jokes, Rhetoric and Embodied Racism: A Rhetorical Discourse Analysis of the Logics of Racist Jokes on the Internet, Ethnicities, 11(4): 413-435. 
  • Weaver, S. (2011) Liquid Racism and the Ambiguity of Ali G, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 14(3): 249-264.
  • King, G. (2011) ‘Striking a Balance Between Culture and Fun: ‘Quality’ Meets Hitman Genre in In Bruges’, New Review of Film and Television Studies, 9(2): 132-151.*
  • Lockyer, S., & Myers, L. (2011) ‘It’s About Expecting the Unexpected’: Live Stand-up Comedy From the Audiences’ Perspective, Participations: International Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 8(2): 165-188.
  • Hunt, L. (2010) ‘Near the Knuckle? It nearly took my arm off! British Comedy and the “New Offensiveness”, Comedy Studies, 1(2): 181-190.*
  • Lockyer, S. (2010) Dynamics of Social Class Contempt in Contemporary British Television Comedy, Social Semiotics, 20(2): 121-138.
  • Chow, BDV (2009) ‘Situations, Happenings, Gatherings, Laughter: Emergent British Stand-up Comedy in Sociopolitical Context’. In Malarcher, J. (ed.) Comedy Tonight! Theatre Symposium Series Vol. 16. Alabama: University of Alabama Press, pp. 121-134.*
  • Wilkin, P. (2009) (Tory) Anarchy in the UK: The Very Peculiar Practice of Tory Anarchism, Journal of Anarchist Studies, 17 (1): 22-44.  
  • Roberts, J.M. (2008) Expressive Free Speech, the State, and the Public Sphere, Social Movement Studies, 7(2): 101- 119.
  • Roberts, J.M. (2004) From Populist to Political Dialogue in the Public Sphere, Cultural Studies, 18(6): 884- 910.

*From departments outside Sociology and Communications


Books and chapters

  • Hunt, L. (2013) Cult British TV Comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.*
  • King, G. (2013) Indie 2.0: Change and Continuity in Contemporary American Indie Film. London: I.B.Tauris. Especially 'Chapter 1. Quirky by Design? Irony vs. sincerity in "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Juno"'.*
  • Lockyer, S. (2013) ‘“Dad’s Army Side to Terrorism”: Chris Morris, Four Lions and Jihad Comedy’. In Leggot, J., & Sexton, J. (eds.) No Known Cure: The Comedy of Chris Morris. London: British Film Institute/Palgrave, pp. 197-211. 
  • Roberts, J.M. (2013) 'Insult and Devaluation'. In Fahlenbrach, K., et al (eds.) Protest Cultures. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Malik, S., (2012) The Indian Family on UK Reality Television: Convivial Culture in Salient Contexts, Television and New Media. Online First.
  • McMillan, C. (2012) Žižek and Communist Strategy: On the Disavowed Foundations of Global Capitalism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Malik, S., (2011) ‘Mainstreaming Cultural Diversity: Public Service Policy and British Reality Television’. In Cere, R., & Brunt, R. (eds.) Postcolonial Media in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan 41-55.
  • Weaver, S. (2011) The Rhetoric of Racist Humour: US, UK and Global Race Joking. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Malik, S., (2010) ‘The Dark Side of Hybridity: Contemporary Black and Asian British Cinema’. In Berghahn, D., & Sternberg, C. (eds.) European Cinema in Motion: Migrant and Diasporic Film in Contemporary Europe. Palgrave Macmillan Limited, pp.132- 151.
  • Malik, S., (2010) ‘How Little Britain Does “Race”’. In Lockyer, S. (ed.) Reading Little Britain: Comedy Matters on Contemporary Television. London: IB Tauris, pp.75-94.
  • Wilkin, P. (2010) The Strange Case of Tory Anarchism. Faringdon: Libri Publishing.
  • Nikolychuk, L., Kerrigan, F., & Abbott, P. (2009) UK Independent Television & Film Production Sectors: Exploring New Collaborative (Business) Models. London: School of Humanities, King’s College London. Online version available.*
  • Hunt, L. (2008) BFI TV Classics: The League of Gentlemen. London, Houndmills and New York: British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan.*
  • King, G. (2004) ‘“Killingly Funny”: Mixing modalities in New Hollywood’s comedy-with-violence’. In Schneider, S. (ed.), New Hollywood Violence. Manchester: Manchester University Press. pp. 126-143.*
  • King, G. (2002) Film Comedy. London: Wallflower Press.*
  • Hunt, L. (1998) British Low Culture: From Safari Suits to Sexploitation. London and New York: Routledge.*