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Rasmus Fleischer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economic History. His main research interests are located in the intersections of cultural economy, media history, and history of consumption. So far, an area of special interest has been the commodification of music. But he has also published work on critical theory, crisis theory, nationalism in popular culture, and radical right-wing ideology.

Rasmus Fleischer received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Lund in 2012 for a monograph titled (in translation) The Political Economy of Music: Sound Media, Legislation and the Defense of Live Music, 1925-2000. For this thesis, he received the Clio Award, given each year to a younger Swedish historian; the jury's motivation was that it "illumates the historically changing relationship between media, culture and economy in a way that enrich our understanding of the present". As an outstanding thesis on the history of the labour movement, it also received the Meidner Award.

His current postdoctoral research is financed by a generous grant from the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation. In addition, Fleischer is part of an interdisciplinary project focusing on the digital music service Spotify, "Streaming Heritage: Following Files in Digital Music Distribution", financed by the Swedish Research Council. 

 

Selected recent publications

Peer review articles 
Rasmus Fleischer, "Protecting the musicians and/or the record industry? On the history of ‘neighbouring rights’ and the role of Fascist Italy", Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, vol. 5, nr. 3, s. 327-343
fulltext: http://www.elgaronline.com/view/journals/qmjip/5-3/qmjip.2015.03.05.xml
 
Book chapters and articles 

"Nätutopier och nätdystopier. Om 2000-talets sökande efter internets väsen", in Anders Burman  & Lena Lennerhed (eds.), Samtider (forthcoming, 2017).

"Swedish Music Export: The Making of a Miracle", in Alf Björnberg & Thomas Bossius (eds.), Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music (Routledge, forthcoming, 2017).

"Kan pengar fördelas?", Glänta 3-4/2015.
"Protecting the musicians and/or the record industry? On the history of ‘neighbouring rights’ and the role of Fascist Italy", Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property 5:3 (2014), s. 327-343.

"Two fascisms in contemporary Europe? Understanding the contemporary split of the Radical Right", in Mats Deland, Michael Minkenberg & Christin Mays (eds.), In the tracks of Breivik: far right networks in Northern and Eastern Europe (LIT Verlag, 2014).

"Från lagringskultur till streamingkultur. Om att skriva samtidens näthistoria", in Marie Cronqvist, Patrik Lundell & Pelle Snickars (red.), Återkopplingar (Mediehistoriskt arkiv, 2014)