(1999) Popular Collecting And The Everyday Self : the reinvention of museums?.London, Leicester University Press.

(2001) Republished in paperback by Continuum.

Explores the context and importance of popular collecting both for the individual and the institution and looks at how and why they are becoming interdependent.

(2002, August) ed. with Susan Pearce, The Collectors Voice: Volume IV - The Contemporary Voice, Aldershot, Ashgate Press

Uses and interprets variously, extracts and texts on collecting in fiction, found objects and images, the builkt environment etc. as a means of understandinng the rise and popularity of contemporary collecting

(2002, May) The Trade Union Badge - Material Culture In Action, Aldershot, Ashgate

This takes the example of the lapel badge in the trade union movement and traces its history and uses to show how innocuous everyday material culture harbours deeper meanings around belonging, identity and selfhood

(2013) Hilda Kean and Paul Martin eds., The Public History Reader Routledge

Drawing on theory and practice from five continents, The Public History Reader offers clearly written accessible introductions to debates in public history as it places people, such as practitioners, bloggers, archivists, local historians, curators or those working in education, at the heart of history-making.

Edited Volume Chapters

(1999) Contemporary Popular Collecting in Knell, S. (ed.) Museums And The Future of Collecting, Aldershot, Ashgate Press: 73-76

This is based on the experiences of a collector and his motivations.

(1999) Look, See, Hear: a remembrance with approaches to public history at Ruskin in Andrews, G., Kean, H., Thompson, J. eds. Ruskin College: contesting knowledge, dissenting politics, London, Lawrence & Wishart, 1999, pp.145-166

This contrasts and contextualises the History Workshop and memories of Raphael Samuel, its founder with the contemporary study of public history at Ruskin which he initiated, through my teaching on the M.A in Public History there utilising the idea of the historical self.

(2000) Sound Judgements: the compact disc reissue scene as public history in Kean, H.; Martin, P; Morgan, S. eds. Public History Now in Britain, London, Francis Boutle pub. pp.163-182

This looks at the burgeoning market for the reissuing of older music from past decades (using the 1960s as the model) as a form of public history and aural documentation.

(2002, October) Echoes In the Wilderness: British Popular Conservatism After the Second-World War, in Ball, S. & Holliday, I. eds Mass Conservatism, London, Frank Cass

My chapter in this book looks at The Vermin Club and British Housewives League,both popular middle-class Conservative oriented groups of the 1940s and the reasons for their existence and activities.

Music Publications

(2012) (October) ‘Graphic Hot Wire To The Stomping’ ‘70s, Bucketful Of Brains magazine, #80, pp.8-9.

(2011) (December) ‘A Social Form of Knowledge In Practice: Unofficial Compiling of 1960s Pop Music on CDR’, Public History Review, Vol.18, pp.129-150

(2010)  (December) ‘Can You Hear The Beat? reclaiming and reissuing marginal pop music of the 1960s’, Hard Times

(2010)  ‘Shout It Out! ‘Reflections on junk shop glam’ Bucketful of Brains magazine, #75 Summer 2010, pp.18-19

(2009) ‘Reclaiming The Ryans’ Bucketful of Brains magazine, #72, Spring 2009, pp.10-11

(2007) ‘Miss Pilkington’s Maid’ Shindig! Vol.2, No.1 Nov-Dec, p.10. An account of Geoff Mullen aka Jason James, an obscure British pop singer and song writer from the 1960s.

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