Martin James

Professor, Prof, Dr.


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Personal profile

Research interests

Music cities; creative and cultural policy and change; music journalism and the UK & US music press; social media and identity; late twentieth-century alternative music, specifically punk, post-punk and electronic music; disability and popular music. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sunderland

Award Date: 3 Jul 2007

Master, University of Sunderland

Award Date: 5 Jul 2005

Bachelor, Nottingham Trent University

Award Date: 1 Jul 1992

External positions

External Examiner, BIMM (Bristol)

1 Sep 20131 Sep 2017

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Research Output

We Live for the Beats: The Prodigy Story Part 2

James, M., 2021, (In preparation) Southampton: State of Bass Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Europa Dystopia

James, M. & Albiez, S., 31 Jan 2020

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Open Access

From Islam to Yeezies: How consumerism replaced knowledge in the media narratives of post 9/11 hip-hop

James, M., 2020, (In preparation) Media Narratives in Popular Music. Bloomsbury Academic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Published conference proceedingChapter

  • More punk than pink: Pink Floyd’s relationship with 1970s UK punk

    James, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Pink Floyd. A Multi-disciplinary Understanding of a Global Music Brand. Morrison, S. & Hart, C. (eds.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Published conference proceedingChapter

  • Popular Music Journalism (under contract)

    James, M., 2020, (In preparation) Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook