|Professor of Politics||
J dot Street at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2067
Professor Street joined UEA in 1980. He studied Politics as an undergraduate at the University of Warwick, and went on to Nuffield College, Oxford, first as postgraduate research and then as a Junior Research Fellow. He also taught for a year at Merton College, Oxford. He is a member of the Editorial Group of Popular Music and is on the International Advisory Board of Cultural Politics. He is an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy. He is an acting co-director of media@uea
He is the author of several books, including Politics and Technology, Rebel Rock: the politics of popular music, Politics and Popular Culture, and Mass Media, Politics and Democracy, and is co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock. His articles have been published in the British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies Review, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Parliamentary Affairs, Government and Opposition, Media, Culture and Society, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, New Political Science, and European Journal of Communication, among other journals. His article ‘Celebrity Politicians: popular culture and political representation’ was given the prize for the best article to appear in BJPIR in 2004. He also wrote music reviews for the Times for over ten years.
Professor Street’s main research is on the relationship between politics and mass media and popular culture. With Dr Heather Savigny at UEA, he undertook an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project on the role of music and musicians in political action. This was part of the ESRC’s programme on Non-Governmental Public Action. He has completed another ESRC project, with Dr Sanna Inthorn at UEA, on the political uses of popular culture by first-time voters. He has just complete a book for Polity on Music and Politics, and is working with Sanna Inthorn and Martin Scott on a monograph for Manchester University Press on the results of the second ESRC project..
He currently supervises postgraduate students working on popular culture and political engagement, media representations of distant others, Taiwan’s film policy, the changing character of the music industry, and new forms of political participation. In the past he has supervised research into the impact of media on policy-making in Hong Kong, comparative study of media representations of China, the role of communications in public policy, and the impact of new media on politics. He is interested in supervising students in these general areas, but is also happy to consider projects in other areas of political theory and practice.
|Project Title||Start Date||End Date||Funding Body||Project Members|
|From Entertainment to Citizenship? A Comparative Study of the Political Uses of Popular Culture by First-Time Voters||1/6/2008||31/8/2009||ESRC||Sanna Inthorn, John Street|
|Striking a Chord: Musicians, Music and Non-Governmental Public Action||1/7/2005||31/10/2006||ESRC||N/A|
|The Next Step: climbing the skills ladder to a successful academic career||1/11/2004||19/6/2005||ESRC||Scott Wright, John Street|
Professor Street teaches undergraduates and postgraduates on politics and mass media, politics and popular culture and sound and society. He contributes to a range of other modules, including Media and Society. In 2007, he received one of UEA’s awards for Excellence in Teaching. He is Course Director for the MA in Media and Cultural Politics and the MA in Media, Culture and Society.
Street, John (2013) Music, markets and manifestos. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 19 (3). pp. 281-297. ISSN 1028-6632
Street, John (2013) The Sound of Geoploitics: Popular Music and Political Rights. Popular Communication. ISSN 1540-5702
Inthorn, Sanna, Street, John and Scott, Martin (2012) Popular Culture as a Resource for Political Engagement. Cultural Sociology.
Street, John, Inthorn, Sanna and Scott, Martin (2012) Playing at Politics? Popular Culture as Political Engagement. Parliamentary Affairs, 65 (2). pp. 338-358. ISSN 0031-2290
Inthorn, Sanna, Street, John and Scott, Martin (2012) Popular culture: A resource for political engagement. Cultural Sociology.
Street, John (2012) Do Celebrity Politics and Celebrity Politicians Matter? The British Journal Of Politics And International Relations.
Street, John (2012) From Gigs to Giggs: politics, law and live music. Social Semiotics. ISSN 1035-0330
Inthorn, Sanna and Street, John (2011) 'Simon Cowell for prime minister?' Young citizens' attitudes towards celebrity politics. Media, Culture & Society, 33 (3). pp. 479-489.
Scott, Martin, Street, John and Inthorn, Sanna (2011) 'From entertainment to citizenship: A comparative study of the political uses of popular culture by first-time voters'. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14 (5). pp. 499-514.
Street, John (2011) 'The popular, the diverse and the excellent: political values and UK cultural policy'. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 17 (4). pp. 380-393. ISSN 1028-6632
Street, John and Inthorn, Sanna (2010) '“You're an American Rapper, So What Do You Know?” The Political Uses of British and US Popular Culture by First-Time Voters in the UK'. New Political Science, 32 (4). pp. 471-484. ISSN 0739-3148
Street, John, Savigny, Heather and Hague, Seth (2008) Playing to the Crowd: The role of music and musicians in political participation. The British Journal of Politics & International Relations, 10(2). pp. 269-85.
Street, John, Savigny, Heather and Hague, Seth (2008) The Voice of the People? Musicians as political actors. Cultural Politics, 4(1). pp. 5-24.
Street, John and Wright, Scott (2007) Democracy, deliberation and design: the case of online discussion forums. New Media and Society, 9(5). pp. 849-69.
Street, John (2007) Breaking the Silence: Music's Role in Political Thought and Action. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 10 (3). pp. 321-337.
Street, John (2005) 'Showbusiness of a serious kind': a cultural politics of the arts prize. Media, Culture and Society, 27 (6). pp. 819-40.
Street, John (2005) Politics lost, politics transformed, politics transformed, politics colonised? Theories of the impact of mass media. Political Studies Review, 3(1). pp. 17-33.
Street, John (2005) Luck, power, corruption, democracy? Judging arts prizes. Cultural Politics, 1 (2). pp. 215-32.
Street, John (2004) Celebrity politicians: popular culture and political representation. British Journal of Politics & International Relations, 6 (4). pp. 435-52.
Street, John (2003) 'Fight the Power': the politics of music and the music of politics. Government and Opposition. pp. 113-130.
Street, John (2002) Bob, Bono and Tony B: the popular artist as politician. Media, Culture and Society, 24 (3). pp. 433-41.
Street, John (2000) Aesthetics, policy and the politics of popular culture. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 3 (1). pp. 27-44.
Street, John (2000) Prime time politics: popular culture and politicians in the UK. The Public, 7 (2). pp. 75-90.
Street, John (2000) Invisible Republics and Secret Histories: A Politics of Music. Cultural Values, 4 (3). pp. 298-313.
Street, John and Scott, Alan (2000) From media politics to e-protest: the uses of popular culture and new media in parties and social movements. Information, Communication & Society, 3 (2). pp. 215-40.
Street, John and Cloonan, Martin (1998) Rock the Vote: popular culture and politics. Politics, 18 (1). pp. 33-38.
Street, John (1997) Remote Control? politics, technology and electronic democracy. European Journal of Communication, 12 (1). pp. 27-42.
Street, John and Cloonan, Martin (1997) Politics and popular Music: from policing to packaging. Parliamentary Affairs, 50 (2). pp. 224-34.
Street, John (1996) In praise of packaging? political coverage as popular culture. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 1 (2). pp. 126-33.
Street, John (1994) Review Article: from Civic Culture to Mass Culture. British Journal of Political Science, 24 (1). pp. 95-114.
Street, John (1993) Local Differences? popular music and the local state. Popular Music, 12 (1). pp. 43-56.
Street, John (1993) Musicologists, Sociologists and Madonna. Innovation, 6 (3). pp. 277-289.
Street, John (1993) Global Culture, Local Politics. Leisure Studies, 12. pp. 191-201. ISSN 0261-4367
Street, John (1991) Popular Culture = Political Culture? Politics, 11 (2). pp. 20-25.
Street, John (1990) From Rebellion to Morality: a political history of rock music. Talking Politics, 2 (3). pp. 98-101.
Street, John (1990) Essay Review, 'Pop Music Radio'. Popular Music, 9 (2). pp. 241-244.
Street, John (1990) If you care about our world, you'll buy this album: Green Politics and Rock Music. One Two Three Four, 8 (Winter). pp. 22-36.
Street, John and Redhead, Steve (1989) Have I the right? Authenticity and community in folk's politics. Popular Music, 8 (2). pp. 177-184.
Street, John (1988) British Government policy on AIDS: learning not to die of ignorance. Parliamentary Affairs, 41 (4). pp. 490-507.
Street, John (1988) Red Wedge: another strange story of pop's politics. Critical Quarterly, 30 (3). pp. 79-91.
Street, John (1987) Playing for a Change. Social Studies Review, 4. pp. 70-74.
Street, John and Forbes, Ian (1986) Individual Transitions to Socialism. Theory, Culture and Society, 3 (1). pp. 17-32.
Street, John and Frith, Simon (1986) Party Music. Marxism Today, 31 (6). pp. 28-32.
Street, John (1985) Playing with Money: the political economy of popular music. Youth and Policy, 14 (Autumn). pp. 1-5.
Street, John (1983) Socialist Arguments for Industrial Democracy. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 4 (3). pp. 519-539.
Street, John (2012) 'Popular Culture and Political Communication'. In: The Sage Handbook of Political Communication. Sage Handbooks . Sage, London, pp. 75-84. ISBN 978-1-84787-439-9
Street, John (2010) The Changing Character of Political Communications. In: Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture. CUP. ISBN 978-0521683463
Cardo, Valentina and Street, John (2007) Vote for Me: Playing at Politics. In: Politicotainment - Television's Take on the Real. Peter Lang, pp. 109-128.
Street, John (2006) The pop star as politician: From Belafonte to Bono, from creativity to conscience. In: The Resisting Muse and Social Protest. Ashgate, pp. 49-64. ISBN 0754651142
Street, John (2004) This is your Woodstock: popular memories and political myths. In: Remembering Woodstock. Ashgate, pp. 29-42. ISBN 0754607143
Street, John (2003) The Celebrity Politician: Political; Style and Popular Culture. In: Media and the Restyling of Politics. Sage, pp. 85-98. ISBN 0761949216
Street, John (2002) The Arts Prize: organizing popular taste and influencing cultural policy. In: Trends and strategies in the arts and cultural industries. Barjjesteth van Waalwijk van Doorns & Co, pp. 241-254. ISBN 90-5613-061-7
Street, John (2001) The Transformation of Political Modernity? In: The New Media and Politics. Sage, pp. 210-24. ISBN 076196200X
Street, John (2001) Politics and Popular Music. In: Cambridge Companion of Pop and Rock. Cambridge University Press, pp. 243-55. ISBN 0521556600
Street, John (2001) Political sociology of popular culture. In: Blackwells Companion of Political Scoiology. Blackwell, pp. 302-311. ISBN 0631210504
Street, John (1997) Across the Universe: the limits of global popular culture. In: The Limits of Globalization. Routledge, pp. 75-89.
Street, John (1997) The technological "revolution" in government. In: Half a Century in British Politics. Manchester University Press, pp. 227-235.
Street, John (1996) Rouseau and James Mill on Democracy. In: A Textual Introduction to Social and Political Theory. Manchester University Press, pp. 205-228.
Street, John (1994) Youth Culture. In: Economic, Social and Cultural Change in 20th Britain. Longman, pp. 460-75.
Street, John (1993) Teaching new habits: the case of AIDS. In: Prevention, Health and British Politics. Avebury, pp. 67-84.
Street, John (1993) Policy advice in an established official advice structure: the case of AIDS. In: Advising West European Governments. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 151-64.
Street, John (1993) The Late History of AIDS: 1986-90. In: AIDS and Contemporary History. Cambridge University Press, pp. 224-39.
Street, John (1992) Shock Waves: the authoritative response to popular music. In: Come On Down: British Popular Culture Since 1945. Routledge, pp. 302-24.
Street, John and Frith, Simon (1992) From politics to music, from music to politics. In: Mass Music and Mass Movements. South End Press, pp. 67-80.
Street, John and Weale, Albert (1992) Britain: Policy-Making in a hermetically sealed system. In: AIDS in the Industrialized Democracies: Passions, Politics and Policies. Rutgers University Press, pp. 185-220.
Street, John (1991) Youth Culture and Emergence of Popular Music. In: Britain Since 1945. Macmillan, pp. 305-323.
Street, John (1991) Fear of Fridges: some aspects of the politics of consumption. In: Understanding the Enterprise Culture. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 145-160.
Street, John (1989) Controlling Interests: Technology, State Control and Democracy. In: Democracy and the Capitalist State. Cambridge University Press, pp. 215-231.
Street, John (1988) Information Technology, Government Policy and Democracy. In: Information Technology: the Public Issues. Manchester University Press, pp. 1-20.
Street, John and Duncan, Graeme (1988) Marxism and Tolerance. In: Justifying Toleration: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, pp. 223-236.
Street, John (1987) Politics and Technology. In: Topics in British Politics 2. Political Education Press, pp. 157-67.
Street, John (1983) Work and Human Nature. In: Politics and Human Nature. Francis Pinter, pp. 131-45.
Street, John, Inthorn, Sanna and Scott, Martin (2013) Entertainment to citizenship: Politics and popular culture. Manchester University Press. (In Press)
Street, John (2011) Music and Politics. Polity, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-7456-3544-6
Street, John (2011) Mass media, politics and democracy (updated and revised second edition). Palgrave MacMillan, Houndmills. ISBN 978-1-4039-4734-5
Street, John (2001) Mass media, politics and democracy. Palgrave. ISBN 0333693051
Street, John (1997) Politics and Popular Culture. Polity and Temple University Press.
Greenaway, John, Smith, S.M. and Street, John (1992) Deciding Factors in British Politics: a case study approach. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415020152
Street, John (1992) Politics and Technology. Macmillan and Guilford Press.
Street, John (1986) Rebel Rock: The Politics of Popular Music. Basil Blackwell.
John Street is currently Deputy Head of School; the ECPR Representative; and Course Director for the MA in Media and Cultural Politics and Media, Culture and Society. He is acting co-director of media@uea.
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