The author has no competing interests to declare.
Jeremy Gilbert is Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London. He was written widely on politics, music, and contemporary culture. (See www.jeremygilbert.org). He is the author (with Ewan Pearson) of Discographies: Dance Music, Culture, and the Politics of Sound (2000), Anticapitalism and Culture: Radical Theory and Popular Politics (2008) and Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism (2013).