Alan O’Connor was Director of the PhD Program in Cultural Studies at Trent University, Ontario from 2010-21013. He will be teaching in the Media Studies Program at Trent University in Oshawa in Fall 2015. Areas of interest include sociology of culture, mass media, community radio, Latin American culture, Raymond Williams, Pierre Bourdieu.

Condo: The New Structure of Housing, paper presented at Canadian Sociological Association 2014 Annual Conference, May 26-30, 2014, St. Catharines, Ontario.


Alan O’Connor ed. Raymond Williams on Television: Selected Writings (Toronto: Between the Lines; London and New York: Routledge, 1989). Reissued as an electronic book (Routledge, 2013).

Partial list of citations:

Francis Bonner, Ordinary Television (2003)

Francis Boner, Personality Presenters (2011)

George W. Brandt, British Television Drama in the 1980s (1993)

Ron Burnett, How Images Think (2005)

John Caldwell, Televisuality: Style, Crisis, and Authority in American Television (1995)

John Caughie, Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture (2000)

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette, Science on American Television (2013)

Maria DiCenzo, The Politics of Alternative Theatre in Britain 1968-1990  (1996)

John Durham Peters, Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication (2000)

John Hartley, A Short History of Cultural Studies (2003)

Jim McGuigan, What Can We Still Learn about Television from Raymond Williams? (2004)

Joe Moran, Armchair Nation: An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV (2013)

John A. Walker, Arts TV: A History of Arts Television in Britain (1993)

Janet Wasko ed. A Companion to Television (2005)


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