Paul Jones

Adjunct Associate Professor

Paul Jones has published widely on the work of Raymond Williams, public sphere theory, Australian media policy and related areas of media and cultural sociology. He has held grants for two empirically based research projects on mediated political communication and mobile phones respectively. 

He was a member of the executive board of The International Sociological Association's Sociological Theory research committee (RC16) 2006-2014. He has been a Visiting Fellow or Visiting Academic at the London School of Economics (Sociology & Media and Communications) and University of California, Berkeley (History) and Yale University's Centre for Cultural Sociology.

He was Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences 2011-2013.

He became an adjunct Associate Professor following his move to the ANU in 2016.

Research Areas

Media sociology, cultural sociology, public spheres, populism, political communication, social theory, cultural theory, critical theory

Current Research Projects

He is currently working on a sociological reframing of approaches to political, mediated and cultural populism. He is currently completing Critical Theory and Demagogic Populism for Manchester University Press.

Affiliation and Memberships

  • Executive Board, The International Sociological Association's Sociological Theory research committee (RC16), and co-editor of its newsletter 2008-2014.
  • Editorial Board, Cultural Sociology (a journal of the British Sociological Association), 2006-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Fibreculture Journal, 2007-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 2006-
Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Jones PK; Holmes D, 2011, Key Concepts in Media & Communications, 1st, Sage Publishing, London
2011
Jones PK, 2004, Raymond Williams`s Sociology of Culture: a critical reconstruction, 1, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke (UK)
2004
Book Chapters
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Jones PK, 2006, '¿Tragic Utopianism¿ & Critique in Raymond Williams', in Imagining the Future: utopia and dystopia, edn. Original, Arena Publications, North Carlton, vic, Australia, pp. 243 - 264
2006
Jones PK; Pusey MR, 2004, 'Class and `Media Influence` in Australia', in Heider D (ed.), Class and News, edn. 1, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland (USA), pp. 305 - 324
2004
Jones PK, 2002, 'Williams and Markus on Production', in Grumley J; Crittenden P; Johnson P (ed.), Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus, edn. Original, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 111 - 129
2002
Conference Papers
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Jones PK, 2003, 'Beyond `Ages` and `Eras`: sidestepping societal `projections` by typologising ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)', in 2001 Bugs: Globalism and Pluralism, Bugs: Globalism and Pluralism 2001, Montreal, Canada, presented at Bugs: Globalism and Pluralism 2001, Montreal, Canada, 24 April 2002 - 27 April 2002
2003
Journal articles
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Tiffen R; Jones PK; Rowe D; Aalberg T; Coen S; Curran J; Hayashi K; Iyengar S; Mazzoleni G; Papathanassopoulos S; Rojas H; Soroka S, 2014, 'Sources in the News: A comparative study', Journalism Studies, vol. 15, pp. 374 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2013.831239
2014
Soroka S; Andrew B; Aalberg T; Iyengar S; Curran J; Coen S; Hayashi K; Jones P; Mazzoleni G; Woong Rhee J; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2013, 'Auntie Knows Best? Public Broadcasters and Current Affairs Knowledge', British Journal of Political Science, vol. 43, pp. 719 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123412000555
2013
Papathanassopoulos S; Coen S; Curran J; Aalberg T; Rowe D; Jones P; Rojas H; Tiffen R, 2013, 'Online Threat, But Television is Still Dominant: A comparative study of 11 nations’ news consumption', Journalism Practice, vol. 7, pp. 690 - 704, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2012.761324
2013
Curran J; Coen S; Aalberg T; Hayashi K; Jones PK; Splendore S; Papathanassopoulos S; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2013, 'Internet revolution revisited: A comparative study of online news', Media, Culture and Society, vol. 35, pp. 880 - 897, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443713499393
2013
Aalberg T; Papathanassopoulos S; Soroka SN; Curran J; Hayashi K; Iyengar S; Jones PK; Mazzoleni G; Rojas H; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2013, 'International TV news, foreign affairs interest and public knowledge : A comparative study of foreign news coverage and public opinion in 11 countries', Journalism Studies, vol. 14, pp. 387 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2013.765636
2013
Curran J; Coen S; Soroka S; Aalberg T; Hayashi K; Hichy Z; Iyengar S; Jones P; Mazzoleni G; Papathanassopoulos S; Rhee JW; Rojas H; Rowe D; Tiffen R, 2013, 'Reconsidering 'virtuous circle' and 'media malaise' theories of the media: An 11-nation study', Journalism, vol. 15, pp. 815 - 833, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884913520198
2013
Wajcman J; Jones PK, 2012, 'Border communication: Media sociology and STS', Media, Culture and Society, vol. 34, pp. 673 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443712449496
2012
Jones PK, 2012, 'The Moment of Leveson: Beyond ‘First Amendment fundamentalism’ in news regulatory policies', Pacific Journalism Review, vol. 18, pp. 51 - 67
2012
Wajcman J; Jones PK, 2012, ''Border Communication: media sociology & STS (science and technology studies)'', Media Culture and Society, vol. 34, pp. 673 - 690, http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200958/manuscriptSubmission#tabview=title
2012
Jones PK; Pusey MR, 2010, '‘Political Communication & “Media System”: the Australian canary’.', Media Culture and Society, vol. 32, pp. 451 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443709361172
2010
Jones PK, 2010, 'Raymond Williams & Bruno Latour: 'formalism' in the sociology of culture and technology', Sociologie de l'Art. OPuS 15, vol. 15, pp. 59 - 84
2010
Jones PK, 2009, 'Review of Alexander,J. The Civil Sphere. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. and Couldry, N., S. Livingstone and T. Markham, Media Consumption and Public Engagement: Beyond the Presumption of Attention. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (2K words). Media Culture & Society 31(5): 858-862', Media Culture and Society, vol. 31, pp. 858 - 862
2009
Jones PK, 2008, 'Review of L. Hitchens Broadcasting pluralism and diversity: A comparative study of policy and regulation', Media Culture and Society, vol. 30, pp. 141 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443707085094
2008
Jones PK; Pusey MR, 2008, '`Mediated Political Communication in Australia: leading issues, new evidence`', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 583 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00120.x
2008
Jones PK, 2007, 'Beyond the Semantic `Big Bang`: Cultural Sociology and an Aesthetic Public Sphere', Cultural Sociology, vol. 1, pp. 73 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1749975507073921
2007
Jones PK, 2007, 'Antipodean Public Spherists', Southern Review: Essays in New Humanities, vol. 39, pp. 111 - 128
2007
Jones P, 2006, 'Thirty years of keywords', SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, vol. 40, pp. 1209 - 1215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038506069857
2006
Jones PK, 2006, 'Review of Georgina Born Uncertain vision: Birt, Dyke and the reinvention of the BBC', Sociology - the Journal of the British Sociological Association, vol. 40, pp. 773 - 775
2006
Jones PK, 2006, 'Thirty years of keywords', Sociology - the Journal of the British Sociological Association, vol. 40, pp. 1209 - 1215
2006
Jones PK, 2005, 'Australian Cross-Media Ownership Rules and Freedom of Political Communication', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 28, pp. 916 - 923
2005
Jones PK, 2004, 'Free Speech Discourse as an `Emancipatory Ideology`: a reply to Lawrence McNamara', UTS Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 92 - 100
2004
Jones PK, 2004, 'The Implied Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication and Australian Media Policy', UTS Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 65 - 86
2004
Jones P, 2001, 'The best of both worlds? Freedom of communication and ‘positive’ broadcasting regulation', Media, Culture & Society, vol. 23, pp. 385 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/016344301023003006
2001
Jones P, 2000, 'Paradigmatic tensions in the sociology of news', Journal of Sociology, vol. 36, pp. 239 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/144078330003600207
2000
Jones PK, 2000, 'Democratic norms and means of communication: Public sphere, fourth estate, freedom of communication', Critical Horizons: Journal of Social and Critical Theory, vol. 1, pp. 307 - 339
2000
Jones PK, 2000, 'McLuhanist` societal projections and social theory: Some reflections', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 39 - 55
2000
Jones PK, 1999, 'The problem is always one of method¿`: Cultural materialism, political economy and cultural studies', Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, vol. 2, pp. 28 - 46
1999
Jones PK, 1998, 'Review essay - Between cultural studies and critical sociology', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 88, pp. 121 - 133
1998
Jones PK, 1998, 'The technology is not the cultural form? Raymond William`s sociological critique of Marshall McLuhan', Australian Canadian Studies, pp. . - .
1998
Jones PK, 1998, 'The technology is not the cultural form? Raymond William`s sociological critique of Marshall McLuhan', Canadian Journal of Communication, pp. 421 - 452
1998
Jones PK, 1997, 'Moral Panic: The Legacy of Stan Cohen and Stuart Hall', Media International Australia, pp. 6 - 16
1997
Jones PK, 1997, 'The Public Media in Review', Arena Magazine, pp. 40 - 41
1997
JONES P, 1994, 'THE MYTH OF HOGGART,RAYMOND ON FOUNDING-FATHERS AND CULTURAL POLICY', CULTURAL STUDIES, vol. 8, pp. 394 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502389400490291
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