AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
Adjunct Associate Professor

AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

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-

Publications

  • Books | 2011
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK; Holmes D, 2011, Key Concepts in Media & Communications, 1st, Sage Publishing, London
    Book Chapters | 2006
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Book Chapters | 2004
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Books | 2004
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    Jones PK, 2004, Raymond Williams`s Sociology of Culture: a critical reconstruction, 1, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke (UK)
    Book Chapters | 2002
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
  • Journal articles | 2014
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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, 2014, '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
    Journal articles | 2013
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    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
    Journal articles | 2013
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    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
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    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
    Journal articles | 2012
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    Jones PK, 2012, 'The Moment of Leveson: Beyond ‘First Amendment fundamentalism’ in news regulatory policies', Pacific Journalism Review, vol. 18, pp. 51 - 67, http://www.pjreview.info/articles/moment-leveson-beyond-first-amendment-fundamentalism-news-regulatory-policies-789
    Journal articles | 2012
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2009
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2008
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2008
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    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
    Journal articles | 2007
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    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
    Journal articles | 2007
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    Jones PK, 2007, 'Antipodean Public Spherists', Southern Review: Essays in New Humanities, vol. 39, pp. 111 - 128
    Journal articles | 2006
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    Jones PK, 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
    Journal articles | 2006
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 2006, 'Thirty years of keywords', Sociology - the Journal of the British Sociological Association, vol. 40, pp. 1209 - 1215
    Journal articles | 2006
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 2005
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    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
    Journal articles | 2004
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    Jones PK, 2004, 'Free Speech Discourse as an `Emancipatory Ideology`: a reply to Lawrence McNamara', UTS Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 92 - 100
    Journal articles | 2004
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 2004, 'The Implied Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication and Australian Media Policy', UTS Law Review, vol. 5, pp. 65 - 86
    Journal articles | 2001
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 2001, 'The best of both worlds? Freedom of communication and `positive` broadcasting regulation', Media Culture and Society, vol. 23, pp. 385 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/016344301023003006
    Journal articles | 2000
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 2000, 'Paradigmatic tensions in the sociology of news', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, vol. 36, pp. 239 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/144078330003600207
    Journal articles | 2000
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 2000, 'McLuhanist` societal projections and social theory: Some reflections', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 39 - 55
    Journal articles | 2000
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 1999
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 1998
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 1998, 'Review essay - Between cultural studies and critical sociology', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 88, pp. 121 - 133
    Journal articles | 1998
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    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
    Journal articles | 1998
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 1998, 'The technology is not the cultural form? Raymond William`s sociological critique of Marshall McLuhan', Australian Canadian Studies, pp. . - .
    Journal articles | 1997
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 1997, 'The Public Media in Review', Arena Magazine, pp. 40 - 41
    Journal articles | 1997
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 1997, 'Moral Panic: The Legacy of Stan Cohen and Stuart Hall', Media International Australia, pp. 6 - 16
    Journal articles | 1994
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones P, 1994, 'The myth of ‘Raymond Hoggart’: On ‘Founding fathers’ and cultural policy', Cultural Studies, vol. 8, pp. 394 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502389400490291
  • Conference Papers | 2002
    AdjAssocProf Paul Kelvin Jones
    Jones PK, 2002, '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

Awards

Grants

  • ARC Discovery: ‘Political Communication and Media Regulation in Australia’ (DP0665146) (2006- 2010), lead CI with co-CI Professor Michael Pusey
  • ARC Linkage: ‘The Impact of the Mobile Phone on Work/Life Balance’ (LP0667674) (2006-2008), co-CI with Professors Judy Wacjman (Australian National University) and Professor Michael Bittman (University of New England, NSW)
  • UNSW Goldstar (2012) 'Populism & Communicative Mediation'.

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