List of Publications
'Kant as a problem for Marxism', Radical Philosophy, 19, Spring 1978, pp.24-29.
'Kant as a problem for Weber', British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 31, No.2, 1980, pp.224-45.
The New Racism: Conservatives and the Ideology of the Tribe, London: Junction Books 1981.
'Human biology and the possibility of socialism', in John Mepham & D-H Ruben (eds.), Issues in Marxist Philosophy: Vol. 4, Harvester 1981, pp.43-82.
'Biology and ideology: the uses of reductionism', in Steven Rose (ed.), Against Biological Determinism, Allison & Busby 1982, pp. 9-29.
'Empiricism and racism', Radical Philosophy, 33, Spring 1983, pp. 6-15.
(with Anne Beezer and Jean Grimshaw), 'Methods for cultural studies students', in David Punter (ed.), Introduction to Contemporary Cultural Studies, Longman 1983.
(with Anne Beezer) 'Scarman and the language of racism', International Socialism, 18, Winter 1983, pp. 108-25.
A Haunt of Fears: the Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign, Pluto Press 1984.
The Video Nasties: Freedom and Censorship in the Arts (edited and contributed), Pluto Press1984.
'Mass media studies and the question of ideology', Radical Philosophy, No.46, Summer 1987, pp. 27-33.
'Television and the miners' strike', Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 1988, pp. 107-112.
Comics: Ideology, Power and the Critics, Manchester University Press 1989.
Action: The Story of a Violent Comic, Titan Books 1990.
'Sunlight on Salman', Magazine of Cultural Studies, 1, 1990, pp. 9-11.
'Iwo Jima: the photograph as symbol', Magazine of Cultural Studies, 4, 1991, pp. 13-16.
'BIFF: man bites god', Magazine of Cultural Studies, 4, 1991, pp. 26-29.
'Lost directions? Cultural studies and the turn to ethnography', Keynote Address published in Brian Musgrove & Rebecca Snow-McLean (eds.), Signifying Others: Selected Papers from the Second Cultural Studies Association of Australia Conference, University of South Queensland Press 1992, pp. 1-6.
(with Anne Beezer, edited and contributed) Reading into Cultural Studies, Routledge 1992.
'POSY: Three go mad in the Guardian', Magazine of Cultural Studies, 5, 1993, pp. 16-19.
'On seeing how far you can see: the fans of “Judge Dredd”', in David Buckingham (ed.), Reading Audiences: Young People and the Media, Manchester UP 1993, pp. 159-83.
'Drawing attention to the image: computers and comics', in Martin Lister (ed.), The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, Routledge 1995, pp. 188-213.
'Very nearly in front of the children: the story of Alternity', in Cary Bazalgette & David Buckingham (eds.), In Front of the Children: Screen Entertainment and Young Audiences, BFI 1995, pp. 201-16.
'Violence', Sight & Sound, June 1995, pp. 10-14. Available as 'Natural Born Kritics'.
(with Roger Sabin) The Lasting of the Mohicans: History of an American Myth, University Press of Mississippi 1996.
(with Julian Petley, edited and contributed) Ill Effects: the Media-Violence Debate, Routledge 1997 [revised second edition published April 2001].
'Taking the extreme case: understanding a fascist fan of Judge Dredd', in Deborah Cartmell et al. (eds.), Trash Aesthetics: Popular Culture and its Audience, London: Pluto Press 1997, pp. 14-30.
'Audiences Я Us', (pp. 184-91) and (with Kate Brooks) 'On looking into Bourdieu's black box', in R Dickinson, Olga Linné & Ramaswami Harindranath (eds.), Approaches to Audiences, Arnold 1998, pp. 218-32.
(with Kate Brooks) Knowing Audiences: Judge Dredd, its Friends, Fans and Foes, University of Luton Press 1998.
'Film audience research: making a virtue out of necessity, IRIS (French/American Film Journal), No.26, 1998, pp. 131-48.
(with Kate Brooks) 'Bleak futures by proxy', in Richard Maltby & Melvyn Stokes (eds.), Identifying Hollywood's Audiences: Cultural Identity and the Movies, London: BFI 1999.
'Getting a conviction: or, how the British horror comics campaign only just succeeded' , and 'Fredric Wertham – the sad case of the unhappy humanist' , both in John A Lent (ed.), Pulp Demons: International Dimensions of the Postwar Anti-Comics Campaign, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 1999, pp. 69-92 & 215-33.
From Antz To Titanic: Reinventing Film Analysis (with a contribution by Thomas Austin), London: Pluto Press 2000.
(with Thomas Austin), Reply to Brereton's review of From Antz To Titanic, Film-Philosophy, Vol. 4 No. 27, November 2000.
'Introduction: from bad research to good – a guide to the perplexed' (with Julian Petley, pp.1-26) and 'On the problems of being a “trendy travesty”' (pp.202-24), in Martin Barker & Julian Petley (eds.), Ill Effects: The Media/Violence Debate (2nd edition), London: Routledge 2001.
'Reflections on “The Problems with Racism”' (along with a republished chapter from The New Racism) in Philomena Essed & David Theo Goldberg (eds.), Race Critical Theories: Text and Context, Oxford: Basil Blackwell 2001, pp. 471-80.
(with Jane Arthurs and Ramaswami Harindranath) The Crash Controversy: Censorship Campaigns and Film Reception, London: Wallflower Press 2001.
(with Thomas Austin), ed. Contemporary Hollywood Stardom, London: Arnold 2003.
'Kicked into the Gutters: or, “My Dad doesn't read comics, he studies them”', International Journal of Comic Art, March 2002, pp. 64-77.
'Crashing out', Screen, 43:1, Spring 2002, pp. 74-8.
'The Newson Report: A case study in “common-sense”', in Barker & Petley (eds.), Ill Effects), reprinted in Will Brooker & Deborah Jermyn (eds.), The Audience Studies Reader, London: Routledge 2003, pp. 74-90.
'Crash, theatre audiences, and the idea of “liveness”', Studies in Theatre and Performance, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2003, pp. 21-39.
'Assessing the “quality” in qualitative research: the case of text-audience relations', European Journal of Communication, 18:3, 2003, pp. 315-35.
'Violence redux', in Steven Jay Schneider (ed.), New Hollywood Violence, Manchester: Manchester University Press 2004, pp. 57-79.
(with Ernest Mathijs, edited and contributed) Watching the Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's World Audiences, NY: Peter Lang 2007.
'The Lord of the Rings and “identification”: a critical encounter', European Journal of Communication, 20:3, 2005, pp. 353-78.
(with Ernest Mathijs) 'Understanding vernacular experiences of film in an academic environment', Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 4:1, 2005, pp. 49-71.
'Loving and Hating Straw Dogs: The Meanings of Audience Responses to a Controversial Film', Participations: online journal of audience and reception studies, Part 1, 2:2, 2005 , Part 2, 3:1, 2006 .
(with Kate Egan & Ernest Mathijs) 'De mondiale receptievan The Lord of the Rings; een methodologische uitdaging', Tijdschrift voor Communiatiewetenschap, 34:1, 2006, pp. 7-27.
'I have seen the future and it is not here yet…; or, on being ambitious for audience research', simultaneously published in Isabelle Charpentier (ed.), Comment sont Recųes les Oeuvres?, Paris: Creaphis 2006, pp. 27-42, and in The Communication Review, 9:2, 2006, pp. 123-41.
(with Ernest Mathijs & Xavier Mendik), 'Menstrual monsters: the reception of the Ginger Snaps cult horror franchise', Film International, Issue 21, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2006, pp.68-77.
'Making Middle-earth Sound Real: the Cultural Politics of the BBC Radio Edition', in Ernest Mathijs (ed.), The Lord of the Rings: Popular Culture in Global Context, London: Wallflower Press 2006, pp. 61-70.
'Envisaging “Visualisation”: some lessons from the Lord of the Rings project', Film-Philosophy – online Journal, 10:3, December 2006, pp. 1-25.
(with Ernest Mathijs et al.), 'Audiences and Receptions of Sexual Violence in Contemporary Cinema', Report to the British Board of Film Classification, 2007 (212 pages)
(with Roger Sabin), 'A Very American Fable: the Making of a Mohicans Adaptation', in R. Barton Palmer (ed.), 19th Century American Fiction on Screen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 9-28.
(with Ernest Mathijs), 'Seeing The Promised Land From Afar: The Perception of New Zealand by Overseas The Lord of the Rings Audiences', in Adam Lam & Nataliya Oryshchuk (eds.), How We Became Middle-earth: A Collection of Essays on The Lord of the Rings, Switzerland: Walking Tree Publications 2007, pp. 10-28.
'News, Reviews, Clues, Interviews and Other Ancillary Materials – a Critique and Research Proposal', Scope: on-line Film Studies Journal, February 2004, included subsequently in Scope Reader, 2007.
'Analysing Discourse', in Mike Pickering (ed.), Research Methods for Cultural Studies, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2008, pp. 150-72.
'The Pleasures of Watching an “Off-beat” Film: the Case of Being John Malkovich', Scope, June 2008.
'Changing Lives, Challenging Concepts: Some Findings and Lessons from the Lord of the Rings Project', International Journal of Cultural Studies, 12:4, 2009, pp. 375-94.
'Fantasy audiences versus fantasy audiences', in Warren Buckland (ed.), Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies, London: Routledge 2009, pp. 286-309.
'The challenge of censorship: “figuring out” the audience', Velvet Light Trap, 63, Spring 2009, pp. 60-62.
'“Typically French”?: mediating screened rape to British audiences', in Dominique Russell (ed.), Rape in Art Cinema, New York: Continuum 2010, pp.145-58.
'Audience Responses to the Streaming of Live Performances', Report to Picturehouse Cinemas, March 2010, 35pp.
A 'Toxic Genre': the Iraq War Films, London: Pluto Press, 2011.
'“America hurting”: making movies about Iraq', in Philip Hammond (ed.), Screens of Terror: Representations of War and Terrorism in Film and Television, Bury St. Edmunds: Arima Publishing, 2011.
'Watching rape, enjoying watching rape: how does a study of audiences cha(lle)nge film studies approaches?'', in Tanya Horeck & Tina Kendall (eds.), The New Extremism in Cinema: from France to Europe, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
'Playing with Gollum: Uncovering the Cultural Life and Transnational Travels of a Complex Character', Scope: online Journal of Film Studies, Issue 19, March 2011.
'Live To Your Local Cinema': the Remarkable Rise of Livecasting, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012.
'Crossing out the audience', in Ian Christie (ed.), Audiences, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012, pp. 187-207.
'La campagne brittanique des video nasties: Paniques, claims-making, risques et politique', Recherches Sociologiques et Anthropologiques, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2012, pp. 15-34. English translation available as 'The UK 'video nasties' campaign: moral panics, claims-making, risks and politics.'
(with Roger Sabin),'Doonesbury does Iraq: Gary Trudeau and the politics of an anti-war strip, Journal of Comics and Graphic Novels, 3:2, 2012, pp. 127-42.
'The reception of Joe Sacco's Palestine', Participations, 9:2, 2012, pp. 58-73.
(with Ernest Mathijs), 'Researching world audiences: the experience of a complex methodology', Participations, 9:2, 2012, pp. 664-89.
'Embracing rape: understanding the attractions of exploitation movies', in Feona Attwood et al. (eds.), Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 217-38.
'“Live at a cinema near you”: how audiences respond to digital streaming of the arts', in Jennifer Radbourne, Hilary Glow & Katya Johanson (eds.), The Audience Experience: A Critical Analysis of Audiences in the Performing Arts, Bristol: Intellect: 2013, pp. 15-34.
'Preface' to Siân Nicholas & Tom O'Malley (eds.), Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media: Historical Perspectives, London: Routledge, 2013.
'Finding Audiences for our Research: Rethinking the Issue of Ethical Challenges', Communication Review, 16:1-2, 2013, pp. 70-80.
'Review article: three books on censorship (Peter Krämer, Stevie Simkin & Sian Barber)', Journal of British Cinema and Television, 10:4, 2013, pp. 802-10.
'The “problem” of sexual fantasies', Porn Studies, 1:1, 2014, pp. 1-17.
(with Kate Egan, Tom Phillips & Sarah Ralph) Alien Audiences: Remembering and Evaluating a Classic Movie, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015.
(with Clarissa Smith & Feona Attwood) 'Why do people watch pornography? Results from the PornResearch.Org project', in Lynn Comella & Sheera Tarrant (eds.), New Views of Pornography, NY: Praeger, 2015, pp. 267-86.
(with Clarissa Smith & Feona Attwood) 'Queering porn audiences', in Mary Laing, Katy Pilcher & Nicola Smith (eds.), Queer Sex Work, London: Taylor & Francis, 2015.
'Recovering the Future: Marxism and Film Audiences', in Ewa Mazierska & Lars Christiansen (eds.), Marxism and Film Activism, London: Berghahn, 2015.
(with Su Holmes & Sarah Ralph, eds.), Celebrity Audiences, London: Routledge, 2016.
'“Knowledge-U-Like”: the British Board of Film Classification and its research', Journal of British Film and Television, 13:1, 2016, pp. 121-40.
(with Feona Attwood & Clarissa Smith) 'Porn audiences online', in Paul Messaris (ed.), Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication. 2nd, Revised Edition, New York: Peter Lang, 2016.
'“Legolas, he's cool … and he's hot!”: the meanings and implications of audiences' favourite characters', in CarrieLynn D. Reinhard & Christopher J. Olson (eds.), Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship, Bloomsbury, 2016, pp. 97-118.
'Coming (A)live: A Prolegomenon to any Future Research on “Liveness”', in Matthew Reason & Anna Mølle Lindelof (eds.), Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance, London: Routledge, 2016, pp. 21-33.
(with Ernest Mathijs) 'Introduction: The World Hobbit Project', Participations 13.2, 2016, pp. 158-74.
'An investigation of the role of affiliations to “authors” in audience responses to The Hobbit films', Participations 13.2, 2016, pp. 198-222.
(with Clarissa Smith & Feona Attwood) 'Teenage Kicks: Young People's Engagements with Pornography, Some Results from Pornresearch.org Questionnaire' (forthcoming).
'RESPONSE: It's been a pleasure', New Cinemas (forthcoming)
'The censor as audience: James Ferman at the BBFC', Participations, 14:1, May 2017 (forthcoming)
'“You sorta listen with your eyes”: how audiences talk about film music' (forthcoming)
'“Loved the animation, hated the CGI”: How Audiences Responded to Digital Effects in The Hobbit films (2012-4)' (forthcoming)