Dr Guy Redden
Dr Guy Redden has an MA from Cardiff University and a PhD from the University of Queensland. He has previously lectured at the universities of Queensland, Lincoln (UK) and Prince of Songkla (Thailand).
Guy’s research revolves around the relationships between culture and economy. Among his interests are commodification, alternative cultures, religion and the moralisation of consumption/lifestyle. He has done work about the New Age movement, lifestyle TV, binge drinking, the counter-globalisation movement, cross-cultural exchange, and alternative media on the Internet. He is also interested in the nature and scope of the discipline of cultural studies and the potential of online academic publishing, having previously been an editor of M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture.
Guy is Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator for the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.
Bailey, M. and Redden, G. (2011) Mediating Faiths: Religion and Socio-Cultural Change in the Twenty-First Century. Ashgate. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754667865
Meikle, G. and Redden, G. (2011) News Online: Transformations and Continuities. Basingstoke: Palgrave. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=349976
Bailey, M. and Redden, G. “Religion as Living Culture.” (2011) In Bailey, M. and Redden, G. (eds.) Mediating Faiths: Religion and Socio-Cultural Change. Ashgate.
Meikle, G. and Redden, G. (2011) “Introduction: transformation and continuity.” In Meikle, G. and Redden, G. (eds.) News Online: Transformations and Continuities. Palgrave.
Meikle, G. and Redden, G. (2011) “Conclusion.” In Meikle, G. and Redden, G. (eds.) News Online: Transformations and Continuities. Palgrave.
Redden, G. (2009) “Economy and Reflexivity in Makeover Television.” In Lewis, T. (ed), TV Transformations: Revealing the Makeover Show. Routledge.
Redden, G. (2008). “Making Over the Talent Show.” In Palmer, G. (ed), Exposing Lifestyle Television: The Big Reveal. Ashgate. Available from the Sydney eScholarship Repository.
Redden, G. (2008). “The Textuality of Tourism and the Ontology of Resource: An Amazing Thai Case Study”. In Dale, L and Gilbert, H (eds), Economies of Representation, 1790-2000: Colonialism and Commerce. Ashgate.
Redden, G. (2007). “Makeover Morality and Consumer Culture”. In Heller, D. (ed), Makeover Television: Realities Remodelled. I.B. Tauris.
Redden, G. (2001) “‘Grassroots and Digital Branches in the Age of Transversal Politics.” In Brown, H., Lovink, G., Merrick, H. Rossiter, N. The, D. and Willson, M. (eds), Politics of a Digital Present. Fibreculture. Available from the Sydney eScholarship Repository
Redden, G. (2012) “'The Secret', Cultural Property and the Construction of the Spiritual Commodity.” Cultural Studies Review 18.2.
Redden, G. and Low, R. (2012) “My School, Education, and Cultures of Rating and Ranking” The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 34.1-2.
Allon, F. and Redden, G. (2012) “The Global Financial Crisis and the Culture of Continual Growth.” Journal of Cultural Economy 5.4.
Redden, G. (2011) “Religion, cultural studies and New Age sacralization of everyday life.” European Journal of Cultural Studies 14.6.
Redden, G. and Brown, R. (2010) “From Bashing Booze Bird to Gilded Cage: Teaching Girls Gender and Class on Ladette to Lady.” Critical Studies in Education 51.3.
Redden, G. (2010) “Learning to Labour on the Reality Talent Show.” Media International Australia, 134.
Redden, G. (2008) “From RAE to ERA: research evaluation at work in the corporate university.” Australian Humanities Review 45.
Redden, G. (2008) “Economy and Reflexivity in Makeover Television.” Continuum Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 22.4.
Redden, G. (2008) “The Great British Binge Drinking Debate.” Soundings 39. Available from the Sydney eScholarship Repository.
Redden, G. (2008) “Publish and Flourish, or Perish: RAE, ERA, RQF, and Other Acronyms for Infinite Human Resourcefulness.” M/C Journal 11.4.
Redden, G. (2005). “The New Age: Towards a Market Model.” Journal of Contemporary Religion. 20.2.
Redden, G. (2005). “Changing Times Again: Recent Writing on Globalisation, Communications and the ‘New’ Activism.” Social Movement Studies. 4.1 (review article).
Redden, G. (2004). “On the Popular and the Critical: Hop on Pop and the ‘New’ Generation of Cultural Studies.” Cultural Studies Review. 10.1 (review article).
Redden, G. (2003). "Read the Whole Thing: Journalism, Weblogs and the Re-mediation of the War in Iraq." Media International Australia 108. Available from the Sydney eScholarship Repository.
Redden, G., Caldwell, N. and Nguyen, A. (2003). "Warblogging as Critical Social Practice." Southern Review 36.2.
Redden, G. (2002). "The New Agents: Personal Transfiguration and Radical Privatisation in New Age Self-Help." Journal of Consumer Culture 2.1.
McDonald, M. and Redden, G. (2002). "Still Surviving Desert Islands: ‘The Beach’, Imperialism and Cultural Value." Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power 2.1. http://www.ars-rhetorica.net/Queen/Volume21/Articles/ReddenMacdonald.htm
Redden, G. (2001). "Networking Dissent: The Internet and the Anti-Globalisation Movement." Mots Pluriels 18.
Luckman, S. and Redden, G. (2001) "The Sense of Translocal Community: Mediating S11." To The Quick 4.
Redden, G. (2000). "The Beach: A Tale of Two Freedoms." Social Alternatives 19.1.
Redden, G. (1999). "Packaging the Gifts of Nation." M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture 2.7
Redden, G. (1999). "Magic Happens: A New Age Metaphysical Mystery Tour." Journal of Australian Studies 62.
Recent Conference Presentations
‘The Concept of Agency in the Great British Binge Drinking Debate,’ Cultural Studies Now, University of East London, 19 – 22 July 2007.
‘From Sacred Canopy to Sacred Panoply? Berger, Luckmann and the Dedifferentiation of the Religious Sphere,’ Theory, Faith, Culture, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, 3 – 6 July 2007.
‘Overstepping the Marked? Comedy in Little Britain and Women from the East,’
What Have You Got In That Box? Regional/National Comedy, Screens and British Identity, University of Salford, 31 May – 1 June 2007.
‘Making Over the Talent Show,’ The Big Reveal: Style, Class and Industry - First International Conference of Lifestyle Television, University of Salford, 25 – 27 April 2007.