About

Bio: Author of a number of books including “The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation” (1996 Zed); “Critique of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry” (2000 Pluto Press); “Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies” (2004 Pluto), and co-authored with Virinder Kalra and Raminder Kaur: “Diaspora and Hybridity” (2005 Sage). I’ve been the editor of several volumes of essays, including “Dis-Orienting Rhythms: the Politics of the New Asian Dance Music” (1996 Zed, co ed with Sharma and Sharma) editions of the journals ‘Theory, Culture and Society’ and ‘Post-colonial Studies’, and of a festschrift for Klaus Peter Koepping called “Celebrating Transgression” (2006 Berghahn, co-ed with Ursula Rao). new book I am working on now will be called “Pantomime Terror”. I write occasionally for Stimulus Respond, Shoppinghour, and other scrappy presses.  Thanks for stopping by. Red Salute.

For an explanation of Trinketization – never fully codified as yet – you might start with the following old posts:

Mind Boggling

Before the Letter

Jesus Trinkets

Plastic Stuff

Kane’s Snowglobe

Kuffiya Spotting

Third World Tourism

Communist Tat

Vignettes

Uses of Trinketization

Trinketing

****  Just in 1.1.09: Trinketization won two prizes in the best of anthro blogs awards 2008! Beam. See here.

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and then – added 12.7.2010 – again in 2010 – a glorious 22nd out of 40 🙂
[sponsors add for online PhD programs removed – ahem]:

see HERE

5 Responses to About

  1. larap says:

    I moved from blogger to wordpress too, and in the meantime, in the middle of blogger panic, deleted all my old links. In the middle of the night last night, I remembered Trinketization, one of my favourite blogs. So you are back in my weekly world. Thank you and keep going.

  2. john hutnyk says:

    thanks Lara
    I also had a links problem, but imported the blogroll from my reader, which was incomplete but a handy fix.
    xj

  3. john hutnyk says:

    John Hutnyk est Professeur et Directeur du Centre d’Études Culturelles à Goldsmiths College. Il est l’auteur d’un certain nombre d’ouvra ges dont “The Rumour of Calcutta : Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation” (1996 Zed) ; “Critique of Exotica : Music, Politics and the Culture Industry” (2000 Pluto Press) ; “Bad Marxism : Capitalism and Cultural Studies” (2004 Pluto), et, en collaboration avec Virinder Kalra et Raminder Kaur : “Diaspora and Hybridity” (2005 Sage). Il a dirigé plu sieurs recueils d’essais dont “Dis-Orienting Rhythms : the Politics of the New Asian Dance Music” (1996 Zed, co-dirigé avec Sharma and Sharma) ; des numéros des revues ‘Theory, Culture and Society’ and ‘Post-colonial Studies’ ; et un recueil en homage à Klaus Peter Koepping intitulé “Celebrating Transgression” (2006 Berghahn, co-dirigé avec Ursula Rao). Il écrit des textes de prose sur http://hutnyk.wordpress.com

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