Critical Studies in Expressive Culture is a collective of scholars, activists, artists, and musicians working to rethink intersections between aesthetic practices and social theory. Our work considers aesthetic practices and political action in terms of their radical contours, interrogating the boundaries of the political in music and art, and vice versa, getting at the root of knowledge systems and changing the concepts of contemporary political, ethical, and aesthetic debates. As an online discussion network, CSEC acts as a dialectical space for research on expressive culture and social theory, while fundamentally working to analyze, critique, and build upon this scholarship.
CSEC is an anti-disciplinary research collective; we welcome all modes of critical inquiry, and actively work in the margins of traditional academic disciplines, in our online discussion list and study groups. Please contact Portia Seddon (portiaseddon [at] gmail [dot] com) or join the discussion list in order to participate.