George McKay

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George McKayGeorge is Professor of Media Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

His research and teaching interests are in alternative culture and media, the cultural politics of popular music, disability, festivals, community music, alternative cultures, and gardening. He has written and edited numerous books, collections and journals in these fields, including the following AHRC-funded monographs:

  • Circular Breathing: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain (Duke University Press, 2005)
  • Shakin’ All Over: Popular Music and Disability (University of Michigan Press; Corporealities–Discourses of Disability series, 2013).

McKay The Pop Festival lo-res coverHis most recent collection, The Pop Festival: Music, Media, History, Culture, was published by Bloomsbury in 2015. He is currently lead editor on The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock.

George was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College for Media, Music, and for Knowledge Exchange. His other involvement in Connected Communities projects includes being

George’s personal website is here.

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