John Hutnyk is Professor and Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, author of a number of books including The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation (1996 Zed); Critique of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry (2000 Pluto Press); Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies (2004 Pluto), and co-authored with Virinder Kalra and Raminder Kaur: Diaspora and Hybridity (2005 Sage). Editor of several volumes of essays, including Dis-Orienting Rhythms: the Politics of the New Asian Dance Music (1996 Zed, co ed with Sharma and Sharma); editions of the journals ‘Theory, Culture and Society’ and ‘Post-colonial Studies’; and of a festschrift for Klaus Peter Koepping called “Celebrating Transgression” (2006 Berghahn, co-ed with Ursula Rao). He writes irregular prose at http://hutnyk.wordpress.com and is an editor of The Paper http://wearethepaper.org
Military Protocol and Cultural Studies
The implications of social scientists working for the military and the work of scientific socialists vis a vis military interventions. Taking the Afghan, Iraq and Libyan invasions as case studies, and the US Marine Core Handbook as text and weapon. This links the control of crowds in London, Cairo and Tunis, with the out of control crowd that are gunning for, what Gore Vidal called, ‘endless war’.