|Professor of Politics||
J dot Street at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2067
John Street is a professor of politics in the School of Political, Social and International Studies. He joined UEA in 1980, having completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford. His teaching and research focuses on the politics of media and culture.
He teaches a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including Politics and Mass Media, Sound and Society, Politics and Popular Culture, and Media and Society. In 2007, he received a UEA Excellence in Teaching Award.
He is presently involved in five funded research projects. Three of these are part of CREATe, a centre funded by the AHRC and other research councils to investigate copyright and new business models in the creative industries. His particular projects focus on musicians and copyright and on the regulation of the collecting societies. He is also the Co-Investigator with Professor Matt Worley (University of Reading) of a Leverhulme project on the history and politics of punk, and with Dr Mark Rimmer (UEA) on an AHRC cultural value grant.
He is the author or co-author of seven book and some 80 articles. A special section of British Journal of Politics and International Relations (2012) was devoted to his article on celebrity politics that appeared in the same journal in 2004, and which won the Best Article award for that year.
With Simon Frith and Will Straw, he is a co-editor of The Cambridge Companion of Pop and Rock, and on the editorial group of the journal Popular Music. For 10 years, he wrote music reviews for the Times. He has written for New Socialist, Marxism Today, New Statesman, and a number of other publications, He has appeared on a number of broadcast programmes, including Radio 4’s ‘Thinking Allowed’ and ‘Taboo Be Do’, and BBC TV’s Daily Politics Show.
He supervises PhD students working on a range of topics, including the politics of music, new forms of political communication, and participatory democracy. He is a member of the Political Studies Association, the Subcultures Network, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and MeCCSA.
· 1978-1989: Tutor in Politics, Merton College, University of Oxford
· 1979-1980: Heyworth Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
· 1980-1994: Lecturer in Politics, University of East Anglia
· 1994-1999: Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of East Anglia
· 1999-2003: Reader in Politics, University of East Anglia
· 2003- Professor of Politics, University of East Anglia
· 1972-1975 BA in Politics (1st Class), University of Warwick
· 1975-1978 DPhil, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
His main research interests are: the relationship between copyright and creativity; the politics of popular music; the ‘popularization’ of politics; and cultural value and cultural policy.
|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|
He teaches on the relationship between politics, media and popular culture. He has recently developed a module on Sound and Society. In the past, he has taught on democratic theory, British politics, theories of politics and society, and politics and technology.
Street, John (2013) Music, markets and manifestos. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 19 (3). pp. 281-297. ISSN 1028-6632
Street, J. (2013) The Sound of Geopolitics : Popular Music and Political Rights. Popular Communication, 11 (1). pp. 47-57. 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, J., Inthorn, S. and Scott, M. (2012) Playing at Politics? Popular Culture as Political Engagement. Parliamentary Affairs, 65 (2). pp. 338-358. ISSN 0031-2290
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, J. and Inthorn, S. (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 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 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 United Kingdom. Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics. pp. 177-200.
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, J. and Wright, Scott (2007) Democracy, deliberation and design : The case of online discussion forums. New Media and Society, 9 (5). pp. 849-869. ISSN 1461-4448
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) 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 (1993) Teaching new habits: the case of AIDS. In: Prevention, Health and British Politics. Avebury, pp. 67-84.
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, Inthorn, Sanna and Scott, Martin (2013) From Entertainment to Citizenship; Politics and Popular Culture. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 978-0-7190-8538-3
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, Straw, Will and Frith, Simon, eds. (2001) Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521556600
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.
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