David Arditi "Record Contracts: Ideology in Action"

CSC Guest David Arditi

Cultural Studies alum David Arditi is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington. As a gigging drummer, David became interested in the livelihoods of musicians. His research is at the intersection of music, culture, and technology. David’s newest book is Streaming Culture: Subscription Platforms and the Unending Consumption, which explores the changing nature of capitalism in a society that places subscriptions above material commodities. David is author of iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Streaming Era and co-editor of The Dialectic of Digital Culture with Jennifer Miller. His research has appeared in Critical Sociology, Popular Music & SocietyJournal of Popular Music StudiesMedia Fields Journal, and Civilisations. He also serves as Editor of Fast Capitalism.