Dr Matthew Johnson

Lecturer

Research Overview

I have an eclectic range of research interests broadly converging around the politics of cultural diversity and the relationship between culture, wellbeing, institutions and circumstance. I have written about such topics in Ethnicities, Social Indicators Research, Educational Theory, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Journal of Medical Ethics, British Journal of Educational Studies, Australian Journal of Politics and History, several edited books, including The Legacy of Marxism (Bloomsbury Continuum), and my monograph, Evaluating Culture: Wellbeing, Institutions and Circumstance (Palgrave). I am the founding editor of the journal, Global Discourse, which is published quarterly by Taylor and Francis and have taught at the Universities of Newcastle, Queensland, Iceland and York.

I am the principal investigator on a participatory project entitled A Cross-Cultural Working Group on ‘Good Culture’ and Precariousness, which involves non-academic community co-researchers from Ashington, a former coalmining community in my native North East of England, and Aboriginal Australian communities from around Brisbane, Australia, working together through exchanges to each other’s communities to examine and develop guidelines for ‘good’ cultural responses to precariousness. The project has been funded by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, a British Academy Rising Start Engagement Award, two FASS Knowledge Exchange Fellowships and The Centre for Community Policy, Research and Development, Australia (formerly Murri Mura Aboriginal Corporation). Two films covering the project have been produced by Brightmoon Media. An archive of video material, interviews and media coverage produced during the project is available at the project YouTube channel.

Pearson and responsibility:: (mis-)understanding the capabilities approach
Johnson, M.T., Brigg, M., Graham, M. 23/06/2016 In: Australian Journal of Politics and History. 62, 2, p. 251-267. 17 p.
Journal article

Communicating politics
Johnson, M.T. 22/01/2016 In: British Journal of Educational Studies.
Journal article

Conservatism and ideology
Johnson, M., Garnett, M., Walker, D.M. 2/08/2015 London : Routledge. 188 p. ISBN: 9781138852020.
Book

Introduction
Johnson, M. 2/08/2015 In: Conservatism and ideology. London : Routledge p. 1-3. 3 p. ISBN: 9781138852020.
Chapter

Protest: analysing current trends
Johnson, M., Suliman, S. 7/01/2015 London : Routledge. 304 p. ISBN: 9781138841086.
Book

Conservatism and ideology
Johnson, M. 2015 In: Global Discourse. 5, 1, 3 p.
Editorial

Communist manifesto
Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 In: Historical dictionary of Marxism. Rowman and Littlefield
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Economic and philosophical manuscripts
Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 In: Historical dictionary of Marxism. Rowman and Littlefield
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Grundrisse
Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 In: Historical dictionary of Marxism. Rowman and Littlefield
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Tuva
Johnson, M. 1/11/2014 In: Historical dictionary of Marxism. Rowman and Littlefield
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Introduction
Johnson, M. 12/09/2014 In: Precariat. London : Routledge p. 1-3. 3 p. ISBN: 9781138803206.
Chapter

Precariat: labour, work and politics
Johnson, M. 12/09/2014 London : Routledge. 208 p. ISBN: 9781138803206.
Book

Circumcision, public health, genital autonomy and cultural rights
Johnson, M., O'Branski, M. 2014 London : Routledge. 206 p. ISBN: 9780415735445.
Book

Cultural evaluation
Johnson, M. 2014 In: Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Springer 7 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Introduction: precariat
Johnson, M. 2014 In: Global Discourse. 3, 3-4, 3 p.
Editorial

Introduction
Johnson, M. 2014 In: Circumcision, public health, genital autonomy and cultural rights. London : Routledge p. 1-3. 3 p. ISBN: 9780415735445.
Chapter

The crisis of the twenty-first century: empire in an age of austerity
Johnson, M., Foster, R., Edward, M. 2014 London : Routledge. 236 p. ISBN: 9780415731874.
Book

Towards a theory of cultural evaluation
Johnson, M. 2014 In: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 17, 2, p. 145-167. 23 p.
Journal article

Introduction to the journal
Johnson, M. 14/08/2013 In: Global Discourse. 3, 1, 2 p.
Editorial

Religious circumcision, invasive rites, neutrality and equality: bearing the burdens and consequences of belief
Johnson, M. 07/2013 In: Journal of Medical Ethics. 39, 7, p. 450-455. 6 p.
Journal article

Evaluating culture: well-being, institutions and circumstance
Johnson, M. 2013 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 216 p. ISBN: 9780230296565.
Book

Introduction: circumcision, public health, genital autonomy and cultural rights
Johnson, M., O'Branski, M. 2013 In: Global Discourse. 3, 2, 3 p.
Editorial

Evaluating cultures: the instrumentalism, pluralist perfectionism, and particularism of John Gray
Johnson, M.T. 10/2012 In: Educational Philosophy and Theory. 62, 5, p. 553-572. 20 p.
Journal article

Progress, anti-isms and revolutionary subjects: the importance of transcending liberalism
Johnson, M. 2012 In: The legacy of Marxism. New York : Continuum p. 91-116. 26 p. ISBN: 9781441143020.
Chapter

The legacy of Marxism: contemporary developments, conflicts and challenges
Johnson, M. 2012 New York : Continuum. 215 p. ISBN: 9781441103499.
Book

Towards the development of objective, universal criteria of cultural evaluation: the challenges posed by anti-foundationalism, culturalism and romanticism
Johnson, M.T. 06/2011 In: Social Indicators Research. 102, 2, p. 275-296. 20 p.
Journal article

Introduction: Examining the relevance of Marxism to global society
Johnson, M. 01/2011 In: Global Discourse. 2, 1, 2 p.
Editorial

Male genital mutilation: beyond the tolerable?
Johnson, M. 06/2010 In: Ethnicities. 10, 2, p. 181-207. 27 p.
Journal article

Editorial introduction
Johnson, M. 01/2010 In: Global Discourse. 1, 1, 4 p.
Editorial

International relations theory: a critical introduction by Cynthia Weber
Johnson, M. 01/2010 In: Global Discourse. 1, 2, 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review