My research interests are in the role that fictions play in various forms and modes of cultural production from works of art, to organizational structures, to markets and popular culture. I have previously used this approach to study the politics of post financial crisis popular music. I am a part of the research team lead by Associate Professor, Ana Alacovska, on the Sapere Aude research project, "Operative Fictions: how popular culture genres get-in-action in social life".
Holt. M. (2020). The Entertainment. In H. Schulze (Ed.) The Bloomsbury Handbook for the Anthropology of Sound. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. (Forthcoming).
Holt. M. (2020). The Sonic Fiction of Sound Art: A Background to the Theory-Fiction of Sound. In H. Schulze, S. Krogh Groth (Ed.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art (pp. 319–335). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
Holt. M. (2019). Pop Music and Hip Ennui: A Sonic Fiction of Capitalist Realism. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.