We work on contemporary social and cultural change in finance, the media, cities, engineering, participation and inequality. Our work is empirical, theoretical, interdisciplinary, methodological, and historical.
We argue that change is complex, and that simple accounts of change don’t work. We work theoretically and empirically to trace subtle processes of transformation, and assume that the devil is in the detail.
We trace the empirical and theoretical complexities of social and cultural change in finance, the media, cities, technologies and social exclusions. We also study the social implications of social research methods.
Our widely-cited books, articles, working papers and reports reshape intellectual and policy agendas. Our work delivers theoretically rigorous and critical empirical research on social and cultural change.