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Emeritus Professor Richard Ekins

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies

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About Emeritus Professor Ekins

A former jazz musician and current New Orleans jazz record producer for 504/La Croix Records, he took his Ll.B. Hons in Law at the University of Birmingham in 1966. In 1973 he began his PhD in Sociology on the philosopher and social psychologist George Herbert Mead, at the University of London, completing in 1978 following an extended period of study at the University of Chicago and with foremost Mead disciple David L. Miller at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1989 he obtained his M.Med.Sc.in Psychotherapy from Queen’s University of Belfast, and in 1996 completed his training as a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). He recently completed an MA in Popular Music Studies in the School of Music, University of Liverpool, followed by a further two years of doctoral study in musicology and jazz studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Research Fields

A former New Orleans-style jazz musician and record producer who joined the University of Ulster as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in 1984. He was Senior Lecturer in Psychology from 1995-1999; Reader in Sociology from 1999-2002; Reader in Cultural and Media Studies from 2002-2006; and he became Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies in 2006.

He directed the Transgender Archive, University of Ulster, 1986-2010.

Latterly, he has returned to record production and is currently working on a series of New Orleans jazz revival CDs for 504/La Croix Records.

Awards

Since 2010, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

The Transgender Phenomenon: CHOICE MAGAZINE Outstanding Academic Title for 2007

Contact Details

Office I141
+44 (0)28 7012 4069
rjm.ekins@ulster.ac.uk
www.lacroixrecords.com
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Books Authored

Number of items: 2.

Ekins, Richard and King, Dave (2006) The Transgender Phenomenon. Sage. 280 pp ISBN 0 7619 7163 5

Ekins, Richard (1997) Male Femaling: A Grounded Theory Approach to Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing. Routledge. London and New York. 202 pp ISBN 0-415-10625-7

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Books Edited

Number of items: 5.

Ekins, Richard and Freeman, Ruth, eds. (2015) Anna Freud: Selected Writings. Edited with introductions by Richard Ekins and Ruth Freeman. 336 pp. Penguin Modern Classics. ISBN 978-0-141-98091-1

Ekins, Richard and King, David, eds. (2005) Virginia Prince: Pioneer of Transgendering. Binghamton, New York. 78 pp. Haworth Medical Press. ISBN 13: 978-0-7890-3055-9

Ekins, Richard, ed. (2002) Unconscious Mental Life and Reality. London and New York. 174 pp. Karnac. ISBN 1 85575 197 6

Ekins, Richard and King, Dave, eds. (1996) Blending Genders: Social Aspects of Cross-Dressing and Sex-Changing. London and New York. 278 pp. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-11551-5

Ekins, Richard and Freeman, Ruth, eds. (1994) Centres and Peripheries of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Studies. London. 264 pp. Karnac Books. ISBN 1 85575 091 9

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Articles

Number of items: 21.

Ekins, Richard (2017) In Praise of Ken Grayson Mills (1937-2004): Kid Thomas, Kid Howard and the ‘Jazz Report’ Record Reviews with Notes on the Early History of Preservation Hall. Just Jazz, 225. pp. 8-13.

Ekins, Richard (2017) Lesser-Known Aspects of the Legacy of Ken Grayson Mills: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Touring at ‘The Best Address in Cleveland’ – The ‘Eureka’ Report, with Notes from Thomas N. Stagg. Just Jazz, 226. pp. 6-10.

Ekins, Richard (2016) Dilemmas of Placing and Dating in Blue Plaque Research: The Case of Dorothy Richardson in Bloomsbury (1896-1907) – An Essay in Grounded Theory and the Social Construction of Knowledge. Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 8. pp. 74-118.

Ekins, Richard (2016) In Praise of Leonard Brackett (1925-2007): Center Records and the Return to the Music of the New Orleans Dance Halls. Just Jazz, 214. pp. 16-20.

Ekins, Richard (2016) Ken Grayson Mills, Icon Records and the Origins of Second Wave New Orleans Jazz Revivalism: Lord Richard Ekins in Conversation with Big Bill Bissonnette. Just Jazz, 224. pp. 28-31.

Ekins, Richard (2016) Lacroixrecords.com and the Ken Grayson Mills Project: An Announcement. Just Jazz, 223. pp. 27-28.

Ekins, Richard (2016) On Memory, Forgetting and Dorothy Richardson – A Theoretical Companion Piece to Richard Ekins, ‘Dilemmas of Placing and Dating in Blue Plaque Research: The Case of Dorothy Richardson in Bloomsbury (1896-1907)’. Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 8. pp. 118-130.

Ekins, Richard (2016) Social Constructions of ‘Authenticity’ and the Sounds of the Kid Thomas Valentine Band: The Case of ‘Basin Street Blues’ – an Approach from Sociological Musicology and Cultural Studies. Jazz Research Journal, 9 (2). pp. 107-144.

Ekins, Richard (2015) Becoming a Follower of the Merseysippi Jazz Band: An Approach from Ethnography, Autoethnography and Social World Analysis – A Study in Resocialization. Jazz Research Journal, 9 (1). pp. 7-36.

Ekins, Richard (2015) Dorothy Richardson, Quakerism and ‘Undoing’: Reflections on the Rediscovery of Two Unpublished Letters. Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, 7. pp. 44-58.

Ekins, Richard (2014) ‘I Nearly Wept at its Humble Ravishing Sincerity’: Philip Larkin and the Veteran Jazz Musicians of New Orleans. Just Jazz, 188. pp. 6-8.

Ekins, Richard and Saunderson, Wendy (2014) Does Pitch Rectification Matter in New Orleans Jazz? The Case of the Kid Thomas Band at Kohlman’s Tavern, 1968. Just Jazz, 190. pp. 8-12.

Ekins, Richard (2014) The Social Construction of a Music Mecca: Goin’ Home, New Orleans and International New Orleans Jazz Revivalism. Popular Music History, 8 (1). pp. 5-22.

Ekins, Richard and Radcliffe, Debbie (2013) Jerome K Jerome’s Residences in Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. Camden History Review, 37. pp. 20-24.

Ekins, Richard and Radcliffe, Debbie (2013) Jerome K. Jerome’s Residences in Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury: Some Preliminary Findings. Idle Thoughts: The Jerome K. Jerome Society Newsletter, 34. pp. 38-47.

Ekins, Richard and Saunderson, Wendy (2013) Lesser Known Aspects of the Bunk Johnson Legacy in New Iberia. Just Jazz, 184. pp. 32-33.

Ekins, Richard (2012) Authenticity as authenticating—the case of New Orleans jazz revivalism: An approach from grounded theory and social world analysis. Popular Music History, 7 (1). pp. 24-52.

Ekins, Richard (2011) The Rediscovery and Resurrection of Bunk Johnson – a Grounded Theory Approach: A case study in jazz historiography. The Grounded Theory Review, 10 (3). pp. 27-54.

Ekins, Richard (2010) Traditional Jazz and the Mainstreaming of Authenticity: The Case of British Traddy Pop (1959-1963) – A Grounded Theory Approach.. Popular Music History, 5 (2). pp. 125-150.

Ekins, Richard (2009) Bob Wallis on Authenticity and the New Orleans Jazz Revival. Just Jazz, 138. pp. 22-27.

Ekins, Richard (2008) ‘Pitch Monitoring, Pitch Correction and the Case of the Louis James Orchestra, 1967. New Orleans Music, 14 (3). pp. 6-14.

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Book Sections

Number of items: 5.

Ekins, Richard and Freeman, Ruth (2015) ‘Introduction’ and 18 ‘linking passages’ to Anna Freud: Selected Writings. In: Anna Freud: Selected Writings, Penguin Modern Classics. (Eds: Ekins, Richard and Freeman, Ruth), Penguin Books, pp. xi-xxxiii. ISBN 9780-141-98091-1

Ekins, Richard and King, Dave (2011) Trans and the Contribution of Sociology. In: Trans in the 21st Century: Concerning Gender Diversity. (Eds: Purnell, Alice and Bland, Jed), Beaumont Trust, London, pp. 278-288. ISBN 978 09521357 77

Ekins, Richard and King, Dave (2010) The Emergence of New Transgendering Identities in the Age of the Internet. In: Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity,. (Eds: Hines, Sally and Sanger, Tam), Routledge, New York, pp. 25-42. ISBN 978-0-415-99930-4

King, Dave and Ekins, Richard (2010) Transgender, Transvestism, and Transsexualism. In: The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology. (Eds: Ritzer, George and Ryan, J Michael), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 655-656. ISBN 1405183535

Ekins, Richard and King, Dave (2008) Telling Body Transgendering Stories. In: Sociology of the Body: A Reader. (Eds: Malacrida, Claudia and Low, Jacqeline), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 141-147. ISBN 978-0-415-99930-4

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Digital Media

Internet Publication

Number of items: 4.

Eatherton, Fred and Ekins, Richard (2013) DAN PAWSON – A DISCOGRAPHY: Dan Pawson on vinyl, tape, CD and DVD (1960-2002). [Revised and expanded edition]. 85 pp

Ekins, Richard (2013) A Concise History of the University of Ulster, Trans-Gender Archive (1986-2010). 2 pp

Eatherton, Fred and Ekins, Richard (2012) DAN PAWSON – A DISCOGRAPHY: Dan Pawson on vinyl, tape, CD and DVD (1960-2002). http://www.lacroixrecords.com/, 55 pp

Ekins, Richard and Crediton-Hughes, Richard (2012) La Croix Records website – Early Jazz and New Orleans Jazz Revivalism. 84 pp

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Body of Work

Number of items: 1.

Ekins, Richard (2012) Early Jazz and New Orleans Jazz Revivalism (2008-2012).

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