Tim Simpson

Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Macau
E-mail: tsimpson@umac.mo
Page: http://www.umac.mo/fss/comm/commsimpson.html

Fields of interest

Urban Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Theory, Ethnography

Recent publications


T. Simpson, Ed. (forthcoming)Tourist Utopias: Offshore Islands, Enclave Spaces, and Mobile Imaginaries. Amsterdam University Press. Roger Palmer and Tim Simpson (2015) Macao Macau. London: Black Dog Publishing. Journal Articles
T. Simpson (forthcoming) “Neoliberal exceptions? The liberalization of Macau’s casino gaming monopoly and the genealogy of the post-socialist Chinese subject”. Planning Theory.
T. Simpson (2016) “Tourist Utopias: Biopolitics and the Genealogy of the Post-World City,”. Current Issues in Tourism 19(1): 27-59. (SSCI)
T. Simpson (2014) “Macau Metropolis and Mental Life: Interior Urbanism and the Chinese Imaginary”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 38(3): 824-832.(SSCI)
T. Simpson (2013) “Scintillant Cities: Glass Architecture, Finance Capital, and the Fictions of Macau’s Enclave Urbanism,” Theory, Culture & Society. 30(7-8): 343-371.(SSCI) VIDEO ABSTRACT
T. Simpson (2012) “Tourist Utopias: Las Vegas, Dubai, Macau,” Working Paper Series, no. 177, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
T. Simpson (2011) “Macao Noir: Criminal Brotherhoods, Casino Capitalism, and the Case of the Post-Socialist Chinese Consumer,” Fast Capitalism 8(1). Special issue on “Global Noir,” ed. By Gray Kochharr-Lindgren (With photographs by Adam Lampton).
T. Simpson (2009) “Materialist Pedagogy: The Function of Themed Environments in Post-Socialist Consumption in Macau,” Tourist Studies 9(1): 60-80.
T. Simpson (2009) “Macau’s Mediterranean Motifs,” World Archi-tecture 12: 104-111.(Published in both English and Chinese; Chinese translation by Xiang Linfei).
T. Simpson (2008) “Macao, Capital of the Twenty-First Century?” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 26: 1053-1079. (With photographs by Adam Lampton). (SSCI)
T. Simpson (2008), “The Commercialization of Macau’s Cafes.” Ethnography 9(2): 225 – 262. (SSCI)
T. Simpson (2008) “The Proximal Other: Globalization and the Itinerant Subject of Intercultural Communication Research.” Inter-national and Intercultural Communication Annual 31. Intercultural Communication in a Transnational World, Ed. L. A. Flores, B. J. Allen, M. P. Orbe, Sage: 1 – 31.
T. A. Simpson (2001) “Themed Environments, Suburbs, and the Middle Class in Bangkok,” Etnofoor 14(1), pp. 7-30.
M. Neumann and T. A. Simpson (2001) “Notes from the Under-ground: Pirate Recording and Popular Music,” Consommations et Societes 1: 39-46.
T. A. Simpson (2000) “Streets, Sidewalks, Stores, and Stories: Nar-rative and the Uses of Urban Space,” Journal of Contemporary Eth-nography 29(6): 682-716. (SSCI)
T. A. Simpson (1999) “Recycling Urban Spaces,” Western Journal of Communication 63: 310-328.
M. Neumann and T. A. Simpson (1997) “Smuggled Sound: Bootleg Recording and the Pursuit of Popular Memory,” Symbolic Interac-tion 20: 319-342. (SSCI)
T. A. Simpson (1995) “Communication, Conflict, and Community in an Urban Industrial Ruin,” Communication Research 22: 700-719.(SSCI)

Book Chapters

T. Simpson (forthcoming) “Spectacular Architecture at the Frontiers of Global Capitalism,” Macao and the Casino Complex, Ed. Steph-an Al. Reno: University of Nevada Press.
T. Simpson (forthcoming) “Mapping Tourist Utopias,” Tourist Uto-pias: Offshore Islands, Enclave Spaces, and Mobile Imaginaries,” Ed. Tim Simpson. University of Amsterdam Press.
T. Simpson (forthcoming) “After Utopia: Post-Colonial Macau and Post-Socialist Chinese Tourists,” Tourist Utopias: Offshore Islands, Enclave Spaces, and Mobile Imaginaries,” Ed. Tim Simpson. Uni-versity of Amsterdam Press.
T. Simpson (2016) “Spatial Machines of Subjection: A Materialist Analysis of Macau’s Themed Integrated Casino Resorts”, A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces Ed. Scott A. Lukas. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University – ETC Press. FREE BOOK DOWN-LOAD
T. Simpson (2013) “Chinese Tourists, Themed Casinos, and Con-sumer Pedagogy in Macau,” The Communicative City and Urban Communication in the 21st Century: Urban Communication Reader 3, Ed. S. Drucker, V. Gallagher, M. Matsanakis (Peter Lang).
T. Simpson (2011) “’Neoliberalism with Chinese Characteristics’: Consumer Pedagogy in Macao,” Cities and Fascination: Beyond the Surplus of Meaning, Ed. H. Schmid, W. Sahr, J. Urry (Ashgate).
T. Simpson (2010) “Lazarus, the Dead Mall, and the Demise of the City Center,” Urban Communication Reader II, Ed. H. Jassem, S. Drucker, G. Burd, Hampton Press.
Wu M. and T. Simpson (2007) “Media and Culture,” Mass Commu-nication (Series on Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences), Ed. Shuming Lu and Junhao Hong, Beijing: China Remnin University Press: 84 – 132. (Published in Chinese).
T. A. Simpson (1996) “Constructions of Self and Other in the Expe-rience of Rap Music,” Constructing the Self in a Mediated World ed. Debra Grodin and Thomas R. Lindlof, Sage: 107-123.