|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2013)|
Mike Featherstone is Director of the Theory, Culture & Society Centre and professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and is visiting professor in Barcelona, Geneva, Kyoto, Recife, São Paulo, Tokyo and Vancouver. He has also been influential in generating international funding and organizing conferences such as the Ubiquitous Media Conference (2005) in Tokyo. He is founding editor of the journal Theory, Culture & Society (1982-) and the Theory, Culture & Society Book Series (1991-). He is also the editor-in-chief of the journal, Body & Society (1995-).
Featherstone is the author of Consumer Culture and Postmodernism (1991, second edition 2007) and Undoing Culture: Globalization, Postmodernism and Identity (1995). He is the co-author of Surviving Middle Age (1982). He is the editor of Postmodernism (1988), Global Culture (1990), Georg Simmel (1991) Cultural Theory and Cultural Change (1992), Love and Eroticism (1999), Body Modification (2000). Co-editor of The Body: Social Process and Cultural Theory (1991), Global Modernities (1995), Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment (1995), Images of Ageing (1995), Simmel on Culture (1997), Spaces of Culture (1999) and Recognition and Difference (2002), Automobilities (2005), Problematizing Global Knowledge (2006). His main research interests are social theory and cultural theory, consumer culture and global culture, ageing and the body. His books and articles have been translated into sixteen languages.