Associate Professor Paul Jones

Associate Professor
BA Syd., MA (Cultural Studies) Birm, UK, PhD (Philosophy) Syd.
School of Social Sciences

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 3746 (email preferred)
+61 (2) 9385 1040
Room 137, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus

Consultation

I am not teaching S1 2015.

Research

Paul Jones has published widely on the work of Raymond Williams, public sphere theory, Australian media policy and related areas of media and cultural sociology. He has held grants for two empirically based research projects on mediated political communication and mobile phones respectively. 

He was a member of the executive board of The International Sociological Association's Sociological Theory research committee (RC16) 2006-2014. He has been a Visiting Fellow or Visiting Academic at the London School of Economics (Sociology & Media and Communications) and University of California, Berkeley (History). During 2015 he will be a Visiting Fellow at Yale University's Centre for Cultural Sociology.

He was Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences 2011-2013.

Research Areas

Media sociology, cultural sociology, public spheres, populism, political communication, social theory, cultural theory, critical theory

Current Research Projects

 He is currently working on a sociological reframing of approaches to political, mediated and cultural populism. He is a participant in the 'Eleven Nation' Study of Comparative Political Knowledge and Media Consumption led by James Curran (Goldsmiths, London) and Shanto Iyengar (Stanford).

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision

  • Social theory, cultural theory, media sociology, cultural sociology, political communication

Recent Postgraduate Research Completions

  • Laura Fisher, PhD Sociology, Hope, Ethics & Disenchantment: a critical sociological inquiry into the Aboriginal art phenomenon
  • Christopher Nash, PhD Sociology, Fields of Conflict: Communication in the construction of Sydney as a global city 1983-2008
  • Neil Huthnance, PhD Sociology,  Creativity in the bioglobal age: Sociological prospects from seriality to contingency
  • Christyana Bambaccas , PhD Sociology, Wedding Culture

  • Cynthia Fernandez-Roich, PhD Criminology, Argentina through the eyes of the press: Media discourse on crime during the 1990s (joint supervision with Alyce McGovern)

  • Tomoki Wakatsuki, PhD Sociology,  Haruki Murakami & Japanese Cosmopolitanism

    Current Postgraduate Research Supervisions

  • Megan Russell, PhD Sociology, Kawaii Fashion Subcultures
  • Ele Jansen Misfit Lifestyles: Institutionalizing Collaboration And Play Among Creative Storytelling Collectives.
  • Edwina Throsby, PhD Sociology Problematizing 'the Swinging Voter'
  • Dita Svelte, PhD Sociology, Fashion, utility, futility (joint supervision wiht Melanie White)
  • Karim Abdelaty, PhD Social Sciences, Social Media and Social Planning (joint supervision with Tanya Jakimow) 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching areas
Social theory, media sociology.

Current teaching portfolio
ARTS3872 Media Publics

ARTS 3870 Sociology & Anthropology Capstone

Affiliation and Memberships

  • Executive Board, The International Sociological Association's Sociological Theory research committee (RC16), and co-editor of its newsletter 2008-2014.
  • Editorial Board, Cultural Sociology (a journal of the British Sociological Association), 2006-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Fibreculture Journal, 2007-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 2006-

Grants

  • ARC Discovery: ‘Political Communication and Media Regulation in Australia’ (DP0665146) (2006- 2010), lead CI with co-CI Professor Michael Pusey
  • ARC Linkage: ‘The Impact of the Mobile Phone on Work/Life Balance’ (LP0667674) (2006-2008), co-CI with Professors Judy Wacjman (Australian National University) and Professor Michael Bittman (University of New England, NSW)
  • UNSW Goldstar (2012) 'Populism & Communicative Mediation'.

Forthcoming Publications 

  • (2015) ‘Marxist Paradigms in Cultural Sociology’. In D.Inglis (ed) The Sage Handbook of Cultural Sociology. London: Sage.
  • (2015) ‘Williams, Raymond’ International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell/International Communication Association (ICA). Klaus Bruhn Jensen, General Editor; Robert T. Craig, Jeff Pooley, and Eric Rothenbuhler, Associate Editors

Publications

    Books

    • Jones PK; Holmes D, 2011, Key Concepts in Media & Communications, 1st, Sage Publishing, London
    • Jones PK, 2004, Raymond Williams`s Sociology of Culture: a critical reconstruction, 1, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke (UK)

    Book Chapters

    • Jones PK, 2006, '¿Tragic Utopianism¿ & Critique in Raymond Williams', in Imagining the Future: utopia and dystopia, Arena Publications, North Carlton, vic, Australia, pp. 243 - 264
    • Jones PK; Pusey MR, 2004, 'Class and `Media Influence` in Australia', in Heider D (ed.), Class and News, edn. 1, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland (USA), pp. 305 - 324
    • Jones PK, 2002, 'Williams and Markus on Production', in Grumley J; Crittenden P; Johnson P (ed.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 111 - 129

    Journal articles

    • Tiffen R; Jones PK; Rowe D; Aalberg T; Coen S; Curran J; Hayashi K; Iyengar S; Mazzoleni G; Papathanassopoulos S; Rojas H; Soroka S, 2014, 'Sources in the News: A comparative study', Journalism Studies, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 374 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2013.831239
    • Curran J; Coen S; Soroka S; Aalberg T; Hayashi K; Hichy Z; Iyengar S; Jones P; Mazzoleni G; Papathanassopoulos S; Rhee JW; Rojas H; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2014, 'Reconsidering 'virtuous circle' and 'media malaise' theories of the media: An 11-nation study', Journalism: theory, practice and criticism, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 815 - 833, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884913520198
    • Tiffen R; Jones PK; Rowe D; Aalberg T; Coen S; Curran J; Hayashi K; Iyengar S; Mazzoleni G; Papathanassopoulos S; Rojas H; Soroka S, 2014, 'Sources in the News', Journalism Studies, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 374 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2013.831239
    • Aalberg T; Papathanassopoulos S; Soroka SN; Curran J; Hayashi K; Iyengar S; Jones PK; Mazzoleni G; Rojas H; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2013, 'International TV news, foreign affairs interest and public knowledge : A comparative study of foreign news coverage and public opinion in 11 countries', Journalism Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 387 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2013.765636
    • Papathanassopoulos S; Coen S; Curran J; Aalberg T; Rowe D; Jones P; Rojas H; Tiffen R, 2013, 'Online Threat, But Television is Still Dominant: A comparative study of 11 nations? news consumption', Journalism Practice, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 690 - 704, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2012.761324
    • Soroka S; Andrew B; Aalberg T; Iyengar S; Curran J; Coen S; Hayashi K; Jones P; Mazzoleni G; Woong Rhee J; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2013, 'Auntie Knows Best? Public Broadcasters and Current Affairs Knowledge', British Journal of Political Science, vol. 43, no. 04, pp. 719 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123412000555
    • Curran J; Coen S; Aalberg T; Hayashi K; Jones PK; Splendore S; Papathanassopoulos S; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2013, 'Internet revolution revisited: a comparative study of online news', Media Culture and Society, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 880 - 897, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443713499393
    • Wajcman J; Jones PK, 2012, 'Border communication: media sociology and STS', Media Culture and Society, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 673 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443712449496
    • Jones PK, 2012, 'The Moment of Leveson: Beyond ?First Amendment fundamentalism? in news regulatory policies', Pacific Journalism Review, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 51 - 67
    • Wajcman J; Jones PK, 2012, ''Border Communication: media sociology & STS (science and technology studies)'', Media Culture and Society, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 673 - 690
    • Jones PK; Pusey M, 2010, 'Political communication and 'media system': the Australian canary', Media Culture and Society, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 451 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443709361172
    • Jones PK, 2010, 'Raymond Williams & Bruno Latour: 'formalism' in the sociology of culture and technology', Sociologie de l'Art. OPuS 15, vol. 15, no. n/a, pp. 59 - 84
    • Jones PK, 2009, 'Review of Alexander,J. The Civil Sphere. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. and Couldry, N., S. Livingstone and T. Markham, Media Consumption and Public Engagement: Beyond the Presumption of Att', Media Culture and Society, vol. 31, pp. 858 - 862
    • Jones PK, 2008, 'Review of L. Hitchens Broadcasting pluralism and diversity: A comparative study of policy and regulation', Media Culture and Society, vol. 30, pp. 141 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443707085094
    • Jones PK; Pusey MR, 2008, '`Mediated Political Communication in Australia: leading issues, new evidence`', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 583 - 599
    • Jones P, 2007, 'Beyond the Semantic 'Big Bang': Cultural Sociology and an Aesthetic Public Sphere', Cultural Sociology, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 73 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1749975507073921
    • Jones PK, 2007, 'Antipodean Public Spherists', Southern Review: Essays in New Humanities, vol. 39, pp. 111 - 128
    • Jones PK, 2006, 'Thirty years of keywords', Sociology, vol. 40, pp. 1209 - 1215
    • Jones P, 2006, 'Thirty Years of Keywords', Sociology, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 1209 - 1215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038506069857
    • Jones PK, 2006, 'Review of Georgina Born Uncertain vision: Birt, Dyke and the reinvention of the BBC', Sociology, vol. 40, pp. 773 - 775
    • Jones PK, 2005, 'Australian Cross-Media Ownership Rules and Freedom of Political Communication', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 28, pp. 916 - 923
    • Jones PK, 2004, 'Free Speech Discourse as an `Emancipatory Ideology`: a reply to Lawrence McNamara', The UTS Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 92 - 100
    • Jones PK, 2004, 'The Implied Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication and Australian Media Policy', The UTS Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 65 - 86
    • Jones P, 2001, 'The best of both worlds? Freedom of communication and `positive' broadcasting regulation', Media Culture and Society, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 385 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/016344301023003006
    • Jones PK, 2000, 'McLuhanist` societal projections and social theory: Some reflections', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, pp. 39 - 55
    • Jones PK, 2000, 'Democratic norms and means of communication: Public sphere, fourth estate, freedom of communication', Critical Horizons, vol. 1, pp. 307 - 339
    • Jones PK, 2000, 'Paradigmatic tensions in the sociology of news', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 239 - 247
    • Jones PK, 1999, 'The problem is always one of method¿`: Cultural materialism, political economy and cultural studies', Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, vol. 2, pp. 28 - 46
    • Jones PK, 1998, 'Review essay - Between cultural studies and critical sociology', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, vol. 88, pp. 121 - 133
    • Jones PK, 1998, 'The technology is not the cultural form? Raymond William`s sociological critique of Marshall McLuhan', Australasian Canadian Studies: a multidisciplinary journal for the humanities and social sciences, pp. . - .
    • Jones PK, 1998, 'The technology is not the cultural form? Raymond William`s sociological critique of Marshall McLuhan', Canadian Journal of Communication, pp. 421 - 452
    • Jones PK, 1997, 'Moral Panic: The Legacy of Stan Cohen and Stuart Hall', Media International Australia, pp. 6 - 16
    • Jones PK, 1997, 'The Public Media in Review', Arena Magazine, pp. 40 - 41
    • Jones P, 1994, 'The myth of ?Raymond Hoggart?: On ?Founding fathers? and cultural policy', Cultural Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 394 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502389400490291

    Conference Papers

    • Jones PK, 2003, 'Beyond `Ages` and `Eras`: sidestepping societal `projections` by typologising ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)', in 2001 Bugs: Globalism and Pluralism, presented at Bugs: Globalism and Pluralism 2001, Montreal, Canada, 24 - 27 April 2002

Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervisions:

 (primary supervisor of PhD in Sociology unless stated otherwise):

Megan Russell: Kawaii Fashion Subcultures.

Dita Svelte: Fashion: Utility and Futility (Joint supervision with Melanie White)

Cynthia Fernandez Roich (submitted): Argentina: from fragility to stability.
Print media and crime coverage during the 1990s.
(Joint supervision of Criminology PhD with Alyce McGovern)

Ele Jansen Misfit Lifestyles: Institutionalizing Collaboration And Play Among Creative Storytelling Collectives.

Karim Abdelaty Cyberspace Pressuring for Urban Solutions?Assessing the Impact of Web-based Initiatives on Urban Policy in Egypt (Joint supervision with Tanja Jakimow –Sociology/Development Studies)

Edwina Throsby Rethinking ‘The Swinging Voter’

 

Current Undergraduate Teaching

ARTS 3870 Sociology Capstone

ARTS 3872 Media Publics

ARTS 4266  Social Sciences: Issues and Debates

 

Affiliations and Membership

Member of the executive board of The International Sociological Association's Sociological Theory research committee (RC16) and co-editor of its newsletter 2006-214.

Member, Editorial Board: Cultural Sociology ( a journal of the British Sociological Association) 2006-

Member, Editorial Advisory Boards: Fibreculture Journal 2007-; Global Media Journal: Australian Edition 2006-.

Other Information

Grants

  • ARC Discovery: ‘Political Communication and Media Regulation in Australia’ (DP0665146) (2006- 2010), lead CI with co-CI Professor Michael Pusey
  • ARC Linkage: ‘The Impact of the Mobile Phone on Work/Life Balance’ (LP0667674) (2006-2008), co-CI with Professors Judy Wacjman (Australian National University) and Professor Michael Bittman (University of New England, NSW)
  • UNSW Goldstar (2012) 'Populism & Communicative Mediation'.