Zack Furness

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Zack Furness
Zack Furness.jpg
Born Zachary Mooradian Furness
1977 (age 40–41)
Pittsburgh, PA
Occupation Professor of Communications
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University
Notable works One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility
Relatives Steve Furness

Zack Furness is an American cultural studies scholar,[1] punk musician[2] and author.[3]

Biography[edit]

Born in 1977 in Pittsburgh, Furness earned a bachelor's degree in English from Pennsylvania State University, a master's degree and doctorate in Communication studies from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a doctoral certificate in Women's Studies.[4] He is currently Associate Professor of Communications at Penn State Greater Allegheny where he also serves as Communications Program Coordinator and the WMKP Radio General Manager. Prior to working at Penn State, Furness taught in the Cultural Studies program at Columbia College Chicago and in the Speech Communication department at Shoreline Community College. He is an interdisciplinary researcher and possibly best known for his book One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility. In addition to his work on cycling advocacy and bicycle culture, Furness is the editor of Punkademics, the co-editor (with Thomas Oates) of The NFL: Critical and Cultural Perspectives, and he has written for a variety of edited volumes, zines, and magazines, including Punk Planet, Bitch (magazine), and Souciant.[5] From 2003-2013 he was an editor with the pioneering internet publication Bad Subjects and a semi-regular contributor.[6]

He is the son of former NFL player and coach, Steve Furness.

Selected works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010).[7]
  • Editor, Punkademics (Brooklyn, NY: Minor Compositions / Autonomedia, 2012).[8]
  • Editor with Thomas Oates, The NFL: Critical and Cultural Perspectives (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2014)[9]

Journal Articles[edit]

  • Reframing Concussions, Masculinity, and NFL Mythology in League of Denial, Popular Communication, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2016): 49-57.[10]
  • Critical Mass, Urban Space and Vélomobility, Mobilities, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2007): 299-319.[11]
  • Biketivism and Technology: Historical Reflections and Appropriations, Social Epistemology, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2005): 401-417.[12]

Zines & Magazines[edit]

  • "The Wu-Tang Clan’s Failed Experiment," Souciant, Dec 16, 2015.[13]
  • "Museums From Below," Souciant, June 24, 2015.[14]
  • "Walking Wounded: Author Carrie A. Rentschler Reframes the Discourse of Victimization," Bitch Magazine, No. 52 (2011), p. 19-21.[15]
  • "It’s Alright to Cry (and Needlepoint): Rosey Grier, Football Hero and Unlikely Craft God," Bitch Magazine, No. 49 (Winter, 2010), pp. 17–18, 21.[16]
  • "The Obama Administration and the Rule of 'Opposite Day'," Bad Subjects #80: Obama Annus Unus (2009).[17]
  • "Utopia and the City: An Interview with David Pinder," Bad Subjects #78: Hope (2007).[18]
  • "Federico Gomez: Pioneer of the Hardcore/Punk Scene in Israel," Punk Planet #80, July/Aug 2007, pp. 40–43.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Communications Faculty". Penn State Greater Allegheny. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Barons". Underground Communique Records. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Zack Furness". OCLC. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ "About me". zackfurness.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Souciant - Contributors". Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Bad Subjects". Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  7. ^ "One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility". Temple University Press. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Punkademics". Minor Compositions / Autonomedia. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  9. ^ "The NFL: Critical and Cultural Perspectives". Temple University Press. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Reframing Concussions, Masculinity, and NFL Mythology in League of Denial". OCLC. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Critical Mass, Urban Space and Vélomobility". OCLC. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Biketivism and Technology: Historical Reflections and Appropriations". OCLC. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  13. ^ "The Wu-Tang Clan's Failed Experiment". Souciant. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Museums From Below". Souciant. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Walking Wounded: Author Carrie A. Rentschler Reframes the Discourse of Victimization". Bitch Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  16. ^ "It's Alright to Cry (and Needlepoint): Rosey Grier, Football Hero and Unlikely Craft God". Bitch Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  17. ^ "The Obama Administration and the Rule of 'Opposite Day". Bad Subjects.
  18. ^ "Utopia and the City: An Interview with David Pinder,". Bad Subjects.
  19. ^ "Federico Gomez: Pioneer of the Hardcore/Punk Scene in Israel" (PDF). Punk Planet. Retrieved 19 March 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Brief discussion of One Less Car in Maria Konnikova, "Cars vs. Bikes vs. Pedestrians," The New Yorker 5 Nov 2015.[1].
  • Review of The NFL: Critical and Cultural Perspectives in Sport in American Society, 25 June 2015.[2]
  • Review of Punkademics in The Los Angeles Review of Books, 21 Jan 2013.[3]
  • Brief discussion of One Less Car in The Los Angeles Review of Books, 4 Sept 2013.[4]
  • One Less Car selected as Top 10 book of 2012 in urban planning by Planetizen.[5]