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Leveraging affect: mobilizing enthusiasm and the co-production of the musical economy (2016)
Book Chapter
Leyshon, A., Thrift, N., Crewe, L., French, S., & Webb, P. (2016). Leveraging affect: mobilizing enthusiasm and the co-production of the musical economy. In B. J. Hracs, M. Seman, & T. E. Virani (Eds.), The production and consumption of music in the digital age, 248-262. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter considers the promises and problems of fandom and enthusiasm within capitalism, with particular reference to rise of crowdsourcing as a means of mobilising fan enthusiasm to fund new creative projects, with a particular focus on the musi... Read More

Moderate drinking before the unit: medicine and life assurance in Britain and the US c.1860–1930 (2015)
Journal Article
Kneale, J., & French, S. (2015). Moderate drinking before the unit: medicine and life assurance in Britain and the US c.1860–1930. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 22(2), doi:10.3109/09687637.2014.964185. ISSN 0968-7637

This article describes the way in which “Anstie’s Limit” – a particular definition of moderate drinking first defined in Britain in the 1860s by the physician Francis Edmund Anstie (1833–1874) – became established as a useful measure of moderate alco... Read More