Welcome to the hub for MANC (Mobile Accelerated Nonpostmodern Culture). Steve Redhead’s personal website showcases his long term work on the history of the global social, economic and cultural change from (what French urban theorist of speed Paul Virilio has called) ‘cosmopolis’ to ‘claustropolis’. Steve’s work analyses what he has labelled the claustropolitanism of the contemporary world.
The work of Professor Steve Redhead builds on sixteen books and hundreds of essays, chapters in books, articles, reviews, talks, presentations, podcasts and reports. Steve has held many Professorships and Visiting Professorships in various universities around the globe including in Australia, United Kingdom and Canada.
Steve is Professor of Sports Media and Head of the School of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia. He is also a member of the Creative Regions Lab in the Faculty of Arts at Charles Sturt University.
Steve has been appointed to membership of the International Advisory Board of the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology (TCRC) in the Social Futures Institute at the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK, and to Adjunct Professor, Graduate Studies Programme, in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada .
Steve is currently preparing a special international journal issue, collecting examples of his historical and contemporary work on football, culture and society from the 1970s to today in one volume. An accompanying book version of the special issue, Hey Mister Can We Have Our Ball Back? Football Culture and Claustropolitan Society will be published next year.
Steve’s book Football With Attitude, first published in 1991, will be republished in 2014.
Steve regularly publishes sport and popular culture journalism, including:
Steve on the Australian Crime Commission report on sports industries http://news.csu.edu.au/director/latestnews.cfm?itemID=B7D6E90D9C846BD9E69EABE1F43E7B76&printtemplate=release
Steve on the match fixing scandal in European football http://news.csu.edu.au/director/latestnews.cfm?itemID=A8E545F1C183210BD99B98FE0DEA6BDB&printtemplate=release
Steve on Lance Armstrong and Oprah http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/1254390/confession-a-plea-to-public-opinion-court/
Steve on Legal Highs and Sport Celebrities http://news.csu.edu.au/director/latestnews.cfm?itemID=0066CCACBD8A46A5EA103702653BC495
Steve on Soccer Fans in Australia http://news.csu.edu.au/director/latestnews.cfm?itemID=7FC38DE2E1B46E75E7BA69137477E021&printtemplate=release