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Michael Crang

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Summary: Mike Crang's interests lie in the field of cultural geography. He has worked on the relationship of social memory and identity. Within this he focused empirically upon on practices of public and oral history, photography and museums looking especially at examples in the UK and Sweden. This interest feeds into looking at what people make of landscapes and thus the study of tourism more generally. He edited 2 collections on this theme (Cultures of Mass Tourism: Doing the Mediterranean in the Age of Banal Mobilities; Tourism: between place and performance) as well as editing the journal 'Tourist Studies' for ten years. He is currrently working on the intersection of film, photography and tourism - through a case study of Captain Corelli and Cephallonia. From the angle of visual aesthetics and senses of temporality, he has become interested in dereliction and decay and is a collaborator on the ESRC project 'The Waste of the World'. On this project he has looked at the figuring of global flows through wastein differing photographic traditions. He has also explored the creation of wastescapes and between places. Subsequent work on the material cultures of waste is attempting to rethink approaches to the commodity through emphasising unbecoming things - that are both distasteful and unstable. He is also interested in more abstract issues regarding time-space, action and temporality and co-edited the journal Time & Society from 1997 to 2006. His interests in this area led to a collection on spatiality and social theory ('Thinking Space'). The other strand to his work is the analysis of transformations of space and time through electronic technologies, with specific work based around Singapore's 'Wired City' initiative and the 'digital divide' in UK cities. He completed an ESRC project on 'Multi-Speed Cities and the Logistics of Daily Life' and is now working on the notion of a 'sentient city' and the politics of new forms of visualisation and locative computing.
Education:  University of Bristol  (1991-1994) 
 University of Cambridge Geography (1988-1991) 

Industry: Higher Education
Skills: Landscape & buildings: heritage interpretation Europe: Language, literature & culture: Sweden Regional Heritage: heritage interpretation Regional Heritage: museums Information society Heritage interpretation Museums Visual culture Regional Heritage Globalisation, waste and value Tourism research Tourism: photography, film Social theory Social theory, time, temporality
Experience: Durham University (Higher Education industry): Reader,   

Interests: job inquiries, expertise requests, reference requests, getting back in touch

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Durham Anthropology Seminars Michaelmas 2010

Michael Crang (Geography Department, Durham) Tristes entropique: waste, ships and unbecoming things. 27th October. Symposium in honour of Bob Layton

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12.40 1.40 Dr Michael Crang, Reader in the Department of Geography, University of Durham: Seeing Places, Doing Tourism, Watching Tourists: the challenges of visual ...

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Abstract This article investigates the social, technical, and legal affiliations ... Michael Crang, Tracey Crosbie, Stephen Graham

Referees 2005

... Campbell, David Cartier, Carolyn Castree, Noel Cerwonka, Allaine Clark, Gordon Coaffee, Jon Cook, Ian Corbridge, Stuart Cosgrove, Denis Crampton, Jeremy Crang, Michael Crang, Phil ...

Department of Anthropology : Seminar Details - Durham University

20 October 2010 16:00: Unbecoming Things: Politics Waste and the Global Imaginary - Michael Crang, Geography Department, Durham; 27 October 2010 16:00: Bob Layton Event ...

SCOLAR - GG3054 - Modernity and the City

Michael Crang (1998) 'Multiply mediated environments: film TV and music' Chapter 6 of ...

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Abstract This article investigates the social, technical, and legal ... Michael Crang, Tracey Crosbie, Stephen Graham

ESRC Society Today - Award/Grant 2519 - Multispeed Cities and ...

Award/Grant Name: Multispeed Cities and the Logistics of Living in an Information Age: Award/Grant Holder: Dr Michael Crang: Programme Name: E-Society

Dr M.A. Crang - Durham University

Contact (email at m.a.crang@durham.ac.uk) Biography. Mike Crang's interests lie in the field of cultural geography. He has worked extensively on the relationship of social memory and ...

Political Space

Michael Crang, Geography, Durham . 10am ‘Implications for historical research’ Bernard Capp, History, Warwick . 10.30-12.30am General discussion

ESRC Society Today - Award/Grant 5163 - The Waste of the World

Co-applicant(s): Professor Daniel Miller, Professor Peter Jackson, Professor Ray Hudson, Dr Katherine Norris, Dr Michael Crang, Professor Ash Amin, Dr Catherine Alexander, Dr ...

Technology, time^space, and the remediation ofneighbourhood life

... the material city (Mitchell, 19 95).Viriliopositsthe onset of a''tyranny of real time[where]the city Technology, time^space, and the remediation ofneighbourhood life Michael Crang ...

Visuality/Materiality: Reviewing Theory, Method and Practice

... after lunch in the same room Barry Room Imaginaries of Capital Mimi Sheller 'Space Age Tropics: Visual Imaginaries of Aluminium and Divergent Materialities of Modernism' Michael Crang ...