This page, running since 1994, is devised for the use of University of Northampton students, however, other readers may find some of the information and links useful.


Links to Module Guides & Media and 1960s module resources:


Soc 1009: Communication, Freedom and Democracy; Seminar on Free News and adblockers


Soc 1026: Politics and Vision


Soc 2001 - Media, Crime, Justice: lecture 2; Lecture 5; Lecture on Surveillance


Soc 2034 - Utopia/Dystopia: Graham's lecture notes HERE


Soc 2097 - Quants lecture (6-11-15)

Soc 2098  SPSS groups;    SPSS notes


Soc 3025 - The Sixties - Counter-culture & Radicalism


Soc 3037 - Global Ethics - Lecture on Virtue Ethics and Complexity; Lecture on Religion & Ethics; Ethics and extremity


Soc 3041: Media, Power and Propaganda


Sixties (Soc 3025) (radicalism and counter-culture) RESOURCE PAGE

Media Resource page - including: LECTURE NOTES!

Methodologies Table for outline of  media methods






Course guide MA International Relations


Soc M025: International Relations Theory (1),

Lecture 1

Lecture 2  

Lecture 3 (Ethics & IR, 3-12)  

Suez crisis case study; Vietnam case study.


Soc M033 - China and Foreign Policy Dilemmas  + Lecture Notes for session 1


Soc M077 - Politics of International Communications;


Sess 2 - Empire of Comms + reading;+ Seminar Qs; 


Session 3 - Cold War and Propaganda  + questions;


Session 4 - Internet and International Political-Economy; 

map of net structures & though a litle dated, good intro to issues (Mueller) and good recent overview of pols of net, and this more journalistic article about US control and ICANN;  Seminar reading links for 8th March;

Seminar Qs for 8th March


Session 6 (March 15th) - Global communication; state autonomy


Session 7 (March 22nd) Post-Snowden communications networks

Key Readings: David Lyon and Myers West


Soc M079 - World Trade Organisation (March 17th)

Soc M079 - Political Economy of Communications (5th May, 2016)



     Link to UoN LIBRARY



Government ambitions for Higher Education policy.


Especially useful media related staff.









Graham McBeath



Fawsley room 4, Park.




James White


Fawsley 30










Here is perhaps the best: click now!

Cultsoc excellent compendium of articles on media and cultural studies concepts, thinkers, ideas.

David Gauntlett’s worthwhile site – lots of good stuff here and here (theory)

Superb set of links to all kinds of media and cultural studies web sites zap  this

The Guardian and also its Media page



British board of Film Classification

Techno-Prophets Here is a vast set of links to many of the leading figures in media, communications, information theory, AI and A-Life, advanced media technologies etc.


 Remember, there is no such thing as ‘the Shannon AND Weaver’ Theory of Communication – only 2 separate papers published one year apart when Weaver offered a clever gloss (re-interpretation) for human communication issues, of Shannon’s ideas about the efficient transmitting of information (coding) in telephone systems:

And here they are…

Shannon's celebrated 1948 Mathematical Theory of Communication  and Warren Weaver’s much used 1949 commentary on Shannon’s work



Here is a good explanation of how the British government system work – you need to know this sort of thing as general knowledge.

Useful site listing all of the Government Departments








                                                                                                            Thinkers who made us think againclick their pics to know more

                                                                        Husserl                       Nietzsche                    Foucault

                                                                        1859-1938                   1844-1900                   1926-1984


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