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Distinguished Professor John Urry
Sociology: Distinguished Professor and CeMoRe Director
Degree: BA, MA PhD Cambridge
His main research in recent years has been in advocating and developing a new paradigm for the social sciences, the new mobilities paradigm. This is explored in many theoretical and empirical publications including:
He is one of the founding editors of the journal Mobilities (with Kevin Hannam, Sunderland, UK, and Mimi Sheller (Drexel, US). This journal founded in 2006 now has an ISI ranking. John Urry also edits the International Library of Sociology (Routledge), the world's oldest sociology series and which has published significant contributions to the mobilities turn.
Relatedly he has also sought to explore some implications of complexity theory for the social sciences. This is developed in Global Complexity (2003), and Complexity, a special double issue of Theory, Culture & Society (2005).
Previous research involved urban and regional change mainly associated with the Lancaster Regionalism Group. Collaborative research resulted in Localities, Class and Gender (1985) and Restructuring. Place, Class and Gender (1990) Two particular themes were pursued: the relationship between society and space (as in the Social Relations and Spatial Structures, co-edited with Derek Gregory, 1985); and the possibilities of developing local economic policies (as in Place, Policy and Politics, 1990).
Other previous research has been in the more general dimensions of economic and social change in western capitalist societies. This resulted in three jointly written books, Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (1983, with Nick Abercrombie); The End of Organized Capitalism (1987); and Economies of Signs and Space (1994; latter two with Scott Lash).
He also focused upon one particular set of industries of significance in contemporary western societies, namely consumer services and especially tourist-related services, see The Tourist Gaze (1990, 2002, 2011 with J. Larsen), Consuming Places (1995), Touring Cultures (1997, edited with Chris Rojek),Tourism Mobilities (2004, edited with Mimi Sheller), and Performing Tourist Places (2004, with J-O Baerenholdt, M Haldrup, J Larsen).
This concern was extended to issues of travel and the enivornment; see Contested Natures (1998), Bodies of Nature (2001) (both with Phil Macnaghten), Theory, Culture & Society (March/May 2010, Vol. 27, No.2-3 Special issue on Changing Climates, co-edited with Bron Szerszynski), and Climate Change and Society (2011).
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mobilities, complexity theory, tourism, transportation, contemporary capitalism, climate change and social science
Head of the Lancaster Sociology Department (1983-9), Dean of the Lancaster Faculty of Social Sciences (1989-1994), Lancaster Dean of Research (1994-1998), Director of the Centre for Mobiliteis Research at Lancaster (2003-), Chair of HEFCE's Research Assessment Exercise Sociology Panel (1996, 2001), Member of executive committe and council, Academy of Social Sciences (2006-)
Dana Bentia - Travelling tastes
Paula Bialski - Connecting When Mobile: How physical mobility is shifting how we interact, with whom, and why
Allison Hui - Enthusiastic Travel: Crafting the mobilities and travelling practices of enthusiasts and enthusiasms
Misela Mavric - Bodily Performances of the Authentic
Sung-Yueh Perng - Media and Tourism
James Tomasson - Rural heritage
Polly Atkins - Dove Cottage, Grasmere
Joe Rigby - Terror and Circulation: Border Practices in the War on Terror
John Urry's CV
John Richard URRY
Sociology Dept, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA14YT, UK
Tel 01524594179 fax 01524 594256 email firstname.lastname@example.org
RAE Panel Chair 1996, 2001
Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University
Founding Academician, Academy of the Social Sciences, UK
Published c40 books/journal special issues, c70 peer refereed articles and c110 book chapters
Commissioned to produce 7 'web of science' journal special issues since 2000
Work translated into 19 languages (Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian)
Editor, International Library of Sociology, world's oldest and best known sociology series
Science Expert on UK Government Foresight Programme, 2005-7
European Research Council: member of Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour Panel
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Total Publish or Perish/Google Scholar citations c25500, H=57
2004 Honorary Doctorate, Roskilde University, Denmark
1972 PhD Sociology, Christ's College, Cambridge
1967 BA, MA Economics, Christ's College, Cambridge ('double first')
Employment (all Lancaster University)
2007- Distinguished Professor of Sociology
2003- Founding-Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe)
2002-5 Founding Chair Academic Board, Institute for Advanced Studies
1994-98 University Dean of Research (twice)
1989-94 Founding Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (twice Dean)
1983-9 Head of Department of Sociology (twice)
1970- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Professor, Sociology
Books and Edited Special Issues (excluding foreign language editions)
2011 Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society, Ashgate (co-edited M. Grieco; in press)
2011 Climate Change and Society, Polity
2011 Cities and Fascination, Ashgate (co-edited with H. Schmid, W-D Sahr)
2011 The Tourist Gaze 3.0, Sage (with J. Larsen)
2011 Mobile Methods, Routledge (co-edited with M. Büscher, K. Witchger)
2010 Changing Climates. Special double issue of Theory, Culture and Society 27 (with B. Szerszynski)
2010 Mobile Lives, Routledge (with A. Elliott)
2010 Electric Vehicles co-author with 6 others of major report for Royal Academy of Engineering, London
2009 Aeromobilities, Routledge (co-edited with S. Cwerner, S. Kesselring)
2009 After the Car, Polity (with K. Dennis)
2007 Mobilities, Polity
2006 Mobilities and Materialities. Special issue of Environment and Planning A 38 (co-edited with M. Sheller)
2006 Mobile Technologies of the City, Routledge (co-edited with M. Sheller)
2006 Mobilities, Geographies, Networks, Ashgate (with J. Larsen, K. Axhausen)
2005 Complexity. Special Issue of Theory, Culture and Society 22
2005 Automobilities. London: Sage (co-edited with M. Featherstone, N. Thrift)
2005 Sociologie de Mobilités: Une nouvelle frontiére pour la sociologie?, Armand Colin
2004 Automobilities. Special issue of Theory, Culture and Society 21 (co-edited with M. Featherstone and N. Thrift)
2004 Tourism Mobilities. Places to Play, Places in Play, Routledge (co-edited with M. Sheller)
2004 Presence-Absence. Special issue of Environment and Planning A: Society and Space 22 (co-edited with M. Callon, J. Law)
2004 Performing Tourist Places, Ashgate (with J. O. Bærenholdt, M. Haldrup, J. Larsen)
2003 Global Complexity, Polity
2002 The Tourist Gaze. 2nd Edition, Sage
2000 Bodies of Nature. Special issue of Body and Society 6 (co-edited with P. Macnaghten)
2000 Sociology for the New Millennium. Special issue of British Journal of Sociology, 51
2000 Sociology beyond Societies, Routledge
2000 Contemporary British Society, 3rd Edition, Polity (with N. Abercrombie, A. Warde et al)
1998 Contested Natures, Sage (with P. Macnaghten)
1997 Touring Cultures, Routledge (co-edited with C. Rojek)
1995 Consuming Places, Routledge
1994 Economies of Signs and Space, Sage (with S. Lash)
1994 Contemporary British Society, 2nd Edition, Polity (with N. Abercrombie, A. Warde et al)
1990 Localities, Policies, Politics. Do Localities Matter?, Hutchinson (co-edited with M. Harloe, C. Pickvance)
1990 Restructuring. Place, Class and Gender, Sage (with Lancaster Regionalism Group)
1990 The Tourist Gaze, Sage
1988 Contemporary British Society, Polity (with Nick Abercrombie, Alan Warde, Keith Soothill, Sylvia Walby)
1987 The End of Organized Capitalism, Polity (with Scott Lash)
1985 Social Relations and Spatial Structures, Macmillan (co-edited with Derek Gregory)
1985 Localities, Class, and Gender, Pion (with Lancaster Regionalism Group)
1983 Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes, Allen and Unwin (with Nick Abercrombie)
1982 Social Theory as Science, Second Edition, Routledge and Kegan Paul (with Russell Keat; republished 2011 as a Routledge Revival)
1981 The Anatomy of Capitalist Societies, Macmillan
1975 Social Theory as Science, Routledge and Kegan Paul (with Russell Keat)
1973 Reference Groups and the Theory of Revolution, Routledge and Kegan Paul
1973 Power in Britain, Heinemann Education (co-edited with John Wakeford)
Refereed Articles and Chapters (excluding book reviews, dictionary entries, working papers and short items)
2011 'City life and the senses', in G. Bridge and S. Watson (eds) The New Blackwell Companion to the City, Blackwell
2010 'Sociology facing climate change' Sociological Research Online, 15
2010 'Consuming the planet to excess', Theory, Culture and Society, 27
2010 Changing climates: introduction' Theory, Culture and Society, 27 (with B. Szerszynski)
2010 'Sociology and climate change' Sociological Review Monograph: Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis
2010 'Cosmopolitan China?' Soziale Welt, 3-4: 277-94 (with David Tyfield)
2010 'Mobility', in K. Hart, J-L. Laville, A. D. Cattani (eds) The Human Economy: A World Citizen's Guide, Polity
2010 'Connections', in G. Bridge (ed) The Blackwell City Reader, Blackwell
2009 'Cosmopolitan China: Lessons from International Collaboration in Low-Carbon Innovation', British Journal of Sociology, 60 (with D. Tyfield)
2009 'Mobile methods and the empirical', European Jnl of Social Theory, 12(1): 99-116 (with M. Büscher)
2009 'The network society and the networked traveller', in M. Saleh, G. Sammer (eds) Travel Demand Management and Road User Pricing, Ashgate, 89-107
2009 'The sociabilities of travel', in R. Kitamura, T. Yoshii, T. Yamamoto (eds) The Expanding Sphere of Travel Behaviour Research, Emerald, 3-16
2009 'Carros, climas e futures complexos', in J. Calvalcanti, S. Weber, T. Dwyer (eds) Desigualdade, Diferença e Reconhecimento, Porto Allegre: Tomo, 105-30
2008 'Speeding up and slowing down', in H. Rosa and W. Scheuerman (eds) Social Acceleration, Princeton University Press
2008 'Governance, flows and the end of the car system?', Global Environmental Change, 18(3), 343-9
2008 'Moving methods, travelling times', Environment and Planning. Society and Space, 26: 860-74 (with L. Watts)
2008 'Climate change, travel and complex futures', British Journal of Sociology, 59(2): 261-79
2008 'The London Olympics and global competition: on the move', 21st Century Society, 3: 289-93
2008 'Moving on the mobility turn' in S. Kesselring, W. Canzler, V. Kaufmann (eds) Tracing Mobilities. Towards a cosmopolitan perspective in mobility research, Ashgate.
2008 'Leisure places', in D. Sijmons (ed) Greetings from Europe. Landscape and Leisure. OIO Publishers
2007 'Global complexities' in I. Rossi (ed) Frameworks for Globalization Research, Springer
2007 'Mobilities, networks and communities', in A. Sales, M. Fournier (eds) Knowledge, Communication and Creativity, Sage
2007 'Regazing on The Tourist Gaze', in D. Vanderburgh, H. Heynen (eds) Tourism Revisited, NeTHCA
2007 'Networks and tourism. Mobile social life', Annals of Tourism Research, 34: 244-62 (with J. Larsen, K. Axhausen)
2007 'What is "social" about social science?' 21st Century Society, 2: 95-119
2007 'Geographies of social networks: meetings, travel and communications', Mobilities, 1: 261-83 (with J. Larsen, K. Axhausen)
2007 'Cities of spectacle', in International Architecture, Biennale Rotterdam: Visionary Power, NAi Publishers
2006 'Visuality, mobility and the cosmopolitan: inhabiting the world from afar', British Journal of Sociology, 57: 113-32 (with B. Szerszynski)
2006 'The place of emotions within place', in L. Bondi, J. Davison, M. Smith (eds) Emotional Geographies, Ashgate
2006 'Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings' Mobilities, 1: 1-22 (with K. Hannam, M. Sheller)
2006 'Petits mondes' in S. Allemand, F. Ascher and J. Lévy Les sens du movement, Belin
2006 'Risks and Mobilities' in A. Poferl and N.Sznaider (eds) Ulrich Becks kosmopolitisches Projekt, Nomos Verlaagsgesellschaft
2006 'Le nouveau paradigme de la mobilité' in Mobilités.net: villes, transports, technologies face aux nouvelles mobilités, FING-LDGJ 30-37 (with M. Sheller)
2006 'The 'Consuming' of Place in A. Jaworski, A. Pritchard (eds) Discourse, Communication and Tourism, Channel View
2006 'Globale complexitäten', in H. Berking (ed) Die Macht des Lokalen in einer Welt ohne Grenzen, Campus Verlag
2006 'Transport infrastructures, congestion and time', in H. Chappells, B. von Bliet, D. Southerton (eds) Sustainable Consumption Edward Elgar (with N. Cass, E. Shove)
2006 'The new mobilities paradigm', Environment and Planning A 38: 207-26 (with M. Sheller)
2005 'The complexities of the global', Theory, Culture and Society, 22: 235-54
2005 'The complexity turn', Theory, Culture and Society, 22: 1-14
2005 'Social engineering: responding to Ken Livingstone', Interface Magazine
2005 'The good news and the bad news. Reply to Michael Burawoy', Critical Sociology 31: 375-8
2005 'Le nouveau paradigm de la mobilité', in D. Kaplan, H. Lafort, F. Beau (eds) Mobilities.net, LGDJ (with M. Sheller)
2005 'Les systèmes de la mobilité' Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, CXVIII: 23-35
2005 'Social exclusion, mobility and access' The Sociological Review, 53: 539-555 (with N. Cass, E. Shove)
2005 'Travel time Use in the Information Age', Transportation Research Part A, 39: 257-276 (with G. Lyons)
2005 'The complex spaces of scandal', in J-O Baerenholdt and K. Simonsen (eds) Space Odysseys - Spatiality and Social Relations in the Twenty First Century, Ashgate
2005 'Globalization and Citizenship', Brill's Critical Studies in Social Science, Brill
2005 'Risks and mobilities', in N. Sznaider (ed) Ulrich Beck Festschrift, Suhrkamp
2004 'Sensing the City' in N. Mayo, J. Marzo and M. Romani (curators) Tour-isms: The Defeat of Dissent Critical itineraries, Fundaciō Antoni Tāpies
2004 'Tourism, Europe and Identity' in S. B. Gmelch (ed) Tourists and Tourism: a reader, Waveland Press
2004 'Introduction: thinking society anew', in U. Beck and J. Willms (eds) Conversations with Ulrich Beck, Polity
2004 'Globalne uklady zlozone', in M. Jacyno, A. Jawlowska, M. Kempney (eds) Kultura, Warsaw: IFIS
2004 'The "system" of automobility', Theory, Culture and Society, 21: 25-40
2004 'Enacting the social', Economy and Society, 33: 390-410 (with J. Law)
2004 'Interview with John Urry: Complex Mobilities', in N. Gane (ed) The Future of Social Theory, Continuum
2004 'Small worlds and the new 'social physics', Global Networks, 4: 109-30
2004 'Global complexiteit en het autosystem', Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 1: 21-36
2004 'Connections', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 22: 27-37
2004 'Social networks, travel and talk', in N. Thrift, S. Whatmore (eds) Cultural Geography. Critical Concepts, Routledge
2004 'Time and space in the consumption of space', in C. Jenks (ed) Urban Culture. Critical Concepts in literary and Cultural Studies, Routledge
2003 'The city and the car', in A. Root (ed) Delivering Sustainable Transport, Pergamon
2003 'The tourist gaze' and 'tourism, travel and the modern subject', in S. Williams (ed) Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Routledge
2003 'The city and the cybercar', in S. Graham (ed) The Cybercities Reader, Routledge (with M. Sheller)
2003 'Global Places to Play' in S. Gau, K. Schlieben (eds) site-seeing, b books
2003 'I turisti 'consumano' I luoghi?', in R. Bonadei Lo Sguardo del Turista e il Racconto dei Luoghi, FrancoAngeli
2003 'Automobility and Car Culture' in Bercedo, I. and Mestre, J. (eds) Quaderns, 82-85
2003 'Social networks, travel and talk', British Journal of Sociology, 54: 155-175
2002 'Cultures of cosmopolitanism', Sociological Review, 50: 461-81 (with B. Szerszynski).
2002 'A comment on 'The limitations of transport policy'', Transport Reviews, 22: 505-6.
2002 'Cultures of mobility', in Johansson, T. and Sernhede, O. (eds) Lifestyle, desire and contemporary identities, Daidalos, 79-66.
2002 'The global complexities of 11th September', Theory, Culture and Society, 19: 57-69.
2002 'The global media and cosmopolitanism', in Ostendorf, B. (ed) Transnational America, C. Winter 91-106
2002 'Globalising the academy', in Robins, K. and Webster, F. (eds) The virtual university?, Oxford University Press.
2002 'Lo sgardo del turista nell'era globale', Rivista Turismo, 4: 26-34.
2002 'Time, complexity and the global', in Crow, G. and Heath, S. (eds) Social conceptions of time, Palgrave
2001 'Inhabiting the car', in Larreta, E. R. (ed.) Collective imagination: limits and beyond, Unesco Rio de Janeiro
2001 'Transports of delight', Leisure Studies, 20: 237-45.
2001 'Reflexive accumulation' (in Bulgarian) in R. Gladicheva (ed) The new faces of work, Sofia, Kota, 37-47 (with S. Lash)
2000 'Mediating global citizenship', in J. Smith (ed) The Daily Globe, Earthscan (with B Szerszynski and G Myers)
2000 'Mobile cultures', Platform, Rotterdam
2000 'Gaze', in J. Jafari (ed) Encyclopaedia of Tourism, Routledge
2000 'Sociology of time and space', in B. Turner (ed) Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, Blackwell
2000 'Global flows and global citizenship', in E. Isin (ed) Rights to the City, Routledge
2000 'Sensing the city', in D. Judd and S. Fainstein (eds) The Tourist City, Princeton UP
2000 'Mediating global citizenship', IIchiko Intercultural, 11: 3-26
2000 'Wie erinnern sich Gesellsschaften ihrer Vergangenheit?' in R. Beier (ed) Geschichteskultur in der Zweiten Moderne, Frankfiurt, Campus Verlag
2000 'Bodies in the woods', Body and Society, 6: 166-82 (with Phil Macnaghten)
2000 'Mobile sociology', British Journal of Sociology, 51: 185-203
2000 'The city and the car', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 24: 737-57 (with M. Sheller)
2000 'The sociology of space and place', in J. Blau (ed) Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Blackwell
1999 'Sensing leisure spaces', in D. Crouch (ed) Leisure/tourism Geographies, Routledge
1999 'City life and the senses', in G. Bridge and S. Watson (eds) The Blackwell Companion to Urban Studies, Blackwell
1999 'Lokale steder I globale tider', in A. Roiseland et al Lokalsamfunn of helse, Fagbokforlaget
1999 'Is the British countryside middle class?', in M. Hsiao (ed) East Asian Middle Classes in Comparative Perspective, Taiwan: Academica Sinica
1999 'Locating Higher Education in the Global Landscape', SRHE News, 39: January
1999 'Globalisation and citizenship', Jnl of World Systems Research, 5
1998 'Contemporary transformations in time and space', in P. Scott (ed) The Globalization of Higher Education, Open University Press
1998 'The concept of society and the future of sociology', Dansk Sociologi, 9
1998 'Work, production and social relations', in J. Bryson and P. Daniels (eds) Service Industries in the Global Economy, vol 1, Elgar Reference
1998 'Consuming Places and Sociological View' in T. Yamamoto (ed) Philosophical Designs for a Cultural Transformation, Tokyo: EHESC
1997 'Towards a structural theory of the middle class' in J. Scott (ed) Class: A Critical Concept, Routledge
1997 'Towards a sociology of nature', in P. McDonagh, A. Prothero (eds) Green Management, Dryden (with Phil Macnaghten)
1997 'The rise and fall of seaside resorts' in G. Shaw, A. Williams (eds) Coastal Resorts, Mansell
1996 'How societies remember the past', Sociological Review Monograph: Theorising Museums, (ed by G Fyfe and S Macdonald) Blackwell
1996 'Is the global a new space of analysis?', Environment and Planning A, 28: 1997-82
1996 'Tourism and the photographic eye', Revista Critica ed Ciencias Sociais, 42 (with C. Crawshaw)
1996 'Touring cultures', in Nordisk Turisme I en global sammenhaeg, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
1996 'Duality of structure: some critical issues', 'Time and space in Giddens' social theory', in C. Bryant and D. Jary (eds) Anthony Giddens. Routledge
1996 'The changing economics of the tourist industry' and 'Tourism, culture and social inequality', in Y. Apostolopoulos et al (eds) The Sociology of Tourism, Routledge
1995 'Rethinking Class', in L. Maheu (ed) Social Movements and Social Classes Today: New Actors and New Agendas, Sage
1995 'Sociology of time and space' in B. Turner (ed) Companion to Social Theory, Blackwell
1995 'Global-Local Relations and Time', Competition and Change, vol. 1
1995 'Towards a sociology of nature', Sociology, 29: 203-20 (with P. Macnaghten)
1994 'Time, leisure and social identity', Time and Society, 3: 131-49
1994 'Cultural change and contemporary tourism', Leisure Studies, 13: 233-8
1994 'Globalisering, Lokalisering og Penge', Grus, 42
1994 'The End of Organised Capitalism', in The Polity Reader in Social Theory, Polity (with S. Lash)
1994 'Postmodernist sensibility', in The Polity Reader in Cultural Theory, Polity (with S. Lash)
1993 'Europe, Tourism and the Nation-State', in C. Cooper (ed) Progress in Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Management, vol 5, Belhaven Press
1993 'Constructing the countryside and the passive body', in C. Brackenbridge (ed) Body Matters, Leisure Studies Association, no 47 (with P. Macnaghten)
1992 'Tourism, travel and the modern subject', in A. Sogomonov and E. Danilova (eds) The Social Critiques of the Theory of Modernization, Moscow: BSCM Transactions
1992 'The tourist gaze and the environment', Theory, Culture and Society, 9: 1-26
1992 '"The Tourist Gaze" Revisited', American Behavioral Scientist, 36: 172-86
1991 'Holidaymaking in Britain since 1945', Contemporary Record, 5.
1991 'The Sociology of Tourism', in C. Cooper (ed) Progress in Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Management, Belhaven.
1990 'The Consumption of "Tourism"', Sociology, 24: 23-35
1990 'Giddens on Social Class: A Critique', in J. Clark et al (eds) Anthony Giddens: Consensus and Controversy, Falmer.
1990 'Time and Space in Giddens' Social Theory', in C. Bryant and D. Jary (eds) Giddens' Theory of Structuration, Routledge.
1990 'Urban Sociology', in M. Haralambos (ed) Developments in Sociology, Causeway.
1990 'Work, Production and Social Relations', Work, Employment and Society, 4: 271-80
1989 'The State' in R. Burgess (ed): Investigating Society, Longmans.
1989 'Cultural Change and Contemporary Holiday-Making', in L. McDowell, P. Sarre, C. Hamnett (eds): Divided Nation, Hodder and Stoughton.
1989 'Restructuring Lancaster' in P. Cooke (ed): Localities, Unwin Hyman (with other members of Lancaster Regionalism Group).
1989 'Disorganized Capitalism and Social Class', in S. Clegg (ed): Organizational Analysis and Social Class, de Gruyter.
1989 'Social Class in Britain', in M. Cole (ed): The Social Contexts of Schooling, Falmer.
1989 'Société, Espace et Localité', in G. Benko (ed): Les Nouveaux Aspects de la Théorie Sociale, Paradigme.
1989 'Geography and Sociology' in R. Peet and N. Thrift (eds): New Models in Geography Vol. 2, Unwin Hyman
1988 'Cultural change and Contemporary Holiday-making', Theory, Culture and Society, 5
1987 'Nature, Space and Society' in B. Anderson, J. Hughes, W. Sharrock (eds): Classic Disputes in Sociology, Allen and Unwin.
1987 'Some Social and Spatial Aspects of Services', Society and Space, 5.
1987 'The Growth of Scientific Management', in N. Thrift and P. Williams (eds): Class and Space, Routledge.
1987 'Society, Space and Locality', Society and Space, 5.
1986 'Class, Space and Disorganized Capitalism', in K. Hoggart and E. Hofman (eds): Politics, Geography and Social Stratification, Croom Helm.
1986 'Capitalist Production, Scientific Management and the Service Class', in A. Scott and M. Storper (eds): Production, Work, Territory, Allen and Unwin.
1986 'Making Space for Space', Economy and Society, 15
1986 'Locality Research: The Case of Lancaster', Regional Studies, 20
1985 'Social theory' in Z. Baranski and J. Short (eds): Developing Contemporary Marxism, Macmillan.
1985 'Social Relations, Space and Time', in Social Relations and Spatial Structures, Macmillan (co-edited with Derek Gregory)
1985 'The Class Structure', in D. Coates et al: A Socialist Anatomy of Britain, Blackwells.
1985 'Reference Groups', in A. and J. Kuper (eds): International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Routledge.
1985 'The Dissolution of the Social', in S. Turner and M. Wardell (eds), Sociological Theory in Transition, Allen and Unwin (with Scott Lash)
1985 'The Class and Gender Restructuring of a Local Economy: The Case of Lancaster', in B. Roberts et al (eds): New Approaches to Economic Life, Manchester University Press (with Linda Murgatroyd).
1985 'Space, Time and the Study of the Social', in H. Newby et al (eds) Restructuring Capital, Macmillan
1984 'The New Marxism of Collective Action: A Critical Analysis', Sociology, 18 (with Scott Lash)
1984 'The Restructuring of a Local Economy: The Case of Lancaster', in D. Massey and J. Allen (eds): Geography Matters, Cambridge University Press (with Linda Murgatroyd).
1984 'Capitalist Restructuring, Recomposition and the Regions', in T. Bradley and P. Lowe (eds): Rurality and Locality, Geo-Books.
1983 'A Highly Significant Intermediate Class' in R. Hyman and R. Price (eds), The New Working Class? Macmillan.
1983 'The Restructuring of a Local Economy. The Case of Lancaster' in J. Anderson et al (eds.): Redundant Spaces, Academic Press (with Linda Murgatroyd).
1983 'De-industrialisation, Classes and Politics' in R. King (ed) Capital and Politics, Routledge and Kegan Paul
1983 'Some Notes on Realism and the Analysis of Space', International Jnl. of Urban and Regional Research, 7.
1983 'In What Sense a Capitalist State?', International Jnl. of the Sociology of Law, 11
1982 'Sociology: A Review of Recent Developments' in B. Dufour (ed.): New Movements in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Maurice Temple Smith.
1982 'Some Themes in the Analysis of the Anatomy of Capitalist Societies', Acta Sociologica, 25
1982 'Duality of Structure. Some Critical Issues', Theory, Culture and Society, 1.
1982 'Science, Realism and the Social', Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 12.
1981 'Marx, Technology and the State', Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 11
1981 'Localities, Regions and Social Classes', International Jnl. of Urban and Regional Research, 5.
1981 'Sociology as a Parasite. Some Vices and Virtues', in P. Abrams et al (eds): Practice and Progress, Allen and Unwin.
1976 'Nieuwe theorieen over de nieuwe middenklasse' (New Theories of the New Middle Class), Amsterdams Sociologisch Tijdschrift, 4.
1973 'Towards a Structural Theory of the New Middle Class', Acta Sociologica, 16.
1973 'Thomas S. Kuhn as Sociologist of Knowledge', British Journal of Sociology, 24.
1972 'Role Performances and Social Comparison Processes' in J. Jackson (ed.): Role, Cambridge Studies in Sociology, Cambridge University Press
1972 'More Notes on Sociology's Coming Crisis', British Journal of Sociology, 23.
1971 'Some notes on the study of the promotion finding in "The American Soldier"', European Journal of Sociology, 12.
1970 'Role Analysis and the Sociological Enterprise', Sociological Review, 18.
European Research Council
Member of Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour Panel (SH2) 2008 and 2010 (and subsequent second years)
Chair, HEFCE Sociology Panel, 1996 and 2001
Sociology Sub-Panel Member, 1992
Member of SHAR and Training Colleges
Member, several ESRC Commissioning Panels
Consultant on a proposed Research Programme (2003) and on Supporting Innovative Social Science Research (2008)
Member of the International Benchmarking Review for Sociology Steering Committee (2009-10)
Academy of Social Sciences
Current Chair Publications Committee (2009-)
Current ongoing Member, Executive Committee and Council (2006-)
International Library of Sociology, Routledge (1988 -): published c 50 titles
Founding Co-Editor, Mobilities, Taylor and Francis - based CeMoRe (2006-)
Current board member: Journeys; European Journal of Social Theory; Fast Capitalism; Space and Culture; Theory, Culture and Society; Tourist Studies
International Plenary Lectures (last decade) to social science, architecture, planning, tourism, transport conferences in Aalborg, Aarhus, Adelaide, Amsterdam, Ann Arbor, Antwerp, Atlanta, Auckland, Barcelona, Basle, Bielefeld, Bergen, Berlin, Bochum, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Budapest, Cerisy-la-salle, Chicago, Coimbra, Copenhagen, Dublin, Durban, Flinders, Frankfurt, Galway, Geilo, Ghent, Gothenberg, Joensuu, Heidelberg, Kalmar, Kyoto, Lisbon, Lund, Madrid, Maynooth, Michigan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Nice, Norrköping, Oslo, Padua, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Recife, Rio, Rome, Roskilde, Rotterdam, Sendai, Shanghai, Sydney, Stockholm, Stony Brook, Sydney, Taipei City, Tampere, Toronto, Tromso, Trondheim, UC Davis, UCLA, Utrecht, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Wageningen, Waikato, Warsaw, Washington DC
Lectures/ Papers given to UK sociology/geography/planning/ICT conferences/departments (last decade) Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Aston, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Central Lancashire, Durham, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Glasgow, Greenwich, Kent, Kingston, Leicester, Leeds, LSE, Loughborough, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Newcastle, Oxford, QMC, Plymouth, Reading, Roehampton, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, Southampton, Strathclyde, Surrey, Staffordshire, Sussex, Swansea, UCL, Warwick, York
Other Professional Activities
Member of external chair committees (recent Kent, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Reading), Departmental Reviews (such as LSE, Strathclyde, Loughborough, Sheffield, Warwick) and Research Evaluations (such as Exeter, Cambridge, Goldsmiths)
Chair/Member Advisory Board, Central European University, Warsaw
Chair, Professors and Heads of Department of Sociology (PHODS) National Committee, 1989-92
Non-Travel Research Grants 1990-2010
· British Academy (BA) £20k 2011-2 Emerging middle classes and low carbon mobilities in Brazil and UK: PI
· Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) £69k 2009-2010 Global Welcome? Migrant workers, service cultures, tourist places: mentor of Cuthill>
· ESRC £480k 2009-12 Technologies and Travel (with UWE), PI: 2 RAs
· ESRC £80k 2010 Music and Automobility, mentor of Williams
· ESRC AIM £290k 2007-10 UK-China Networks of Low Carbon Innovation (with B. Wynne), PI: 1 RA
· ESRC £16k 2007-8 Supporting Innovative Social Science Research: Sociology. Report for ESRC Council, PI
· Forestry Commission £25k 2005-6 Growing Places. Report published by HMSO 2006, PI: 1 RA
· Department of Trade and Industry Foresight Programme £25k 2005-7 One of 4 'science experts' developing Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Project and Report
· Department for Transport (DfT) £56k 2004-5 Social Networks and Future Mobilities (with K. Axhausen), co PI; 1 RA
· EPSRC £54k 2004-7 Travel Time Use in the Information Age (with G. Lyons UWE), co PI; 2 RAs
· ESRC Consultancy £17k 2003-4 To develop 'Mobile Worlds?' Research Programme PI
· DfT £39k 2002-3 Changing Infrastructures and Measuring Exclusion (with E. Shove) CI: 1 RA
· ESRC Mobile Network: £13k: 2001-3 Seminar Series; CI
· ESRC £99k: 1996-9 Global Citizenship and the Environment (with G. Myers, B. Szerszynski) PI: 2RAs
· Monument Trust £98k: 1993-4 Leisure Uses and the Countryside; CI: 2RAs
· ESRC £44k: 1992-4 Tourism, Nature and the Environment, PI: 1RA
Ph D Work
Supervised 26 PhDs to completion
Examined PhDs at Aberystwyth, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Goldsmiths, Huddersfield, Lancaster (various departments), Liverpool, LSE, Oxford Brookes, Sussex, Warwick; Copenhagen, Flinders, Humboldt - Berlin, Karlstad, Oslo; and Cambridge M Phil
Eprints Publications Repository and Bibliographic Database
John Urry has 91 selected publication records listed on this webpage. Use links to access abstracts and full text where available. View all records to sort by date, type and title. For all ePrints records go to http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk
Urry, John (2010) Consuming the planet to excess. Theory, Culture and Society, 27 (2-3). pp. 191-212. ISSN 1460-3616
Urry, John (2010) Mobility. In: The Human Economy. Polity Press, Cambridge, pp. 325-335. ISBN 9780745649795
Urry, John (2009) Aeromobilities and the global. In: Aeromobilities. Routledge, London, pp. 25-38. ISBN 9780415449564
Dennis, K. and Urry, John (2009) After the Car. Polity. ISBN 9780745644219
Urry, John (2009) Carros, climas e futures complexos. In: Desigualdade, Diferença e Reconhecimento. Tomo, Porto Allegre, pp. 105-130.
Tyfield, David and Urry, John (2009) Cosmopolitan China: Lessons from International Collaboration in Low-Carbon Innovation. British Journal of Sociology, 60 (4). pp. 793-812. ISSN 0007-1315
Urry, John and Buscher, M. (2009) Mobile methods and the empirical. European Journal of Social Theory, 12 (1). pp. 99-116.
Urry, John (2009) The network society and the networked traveller. In: Travel Demand Management and Road User Pricing. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 89-107. ISBN 978-0-7546-7303-3
Urry, John (2009) The sociabilities of travel. In: The Expanding Sphere of Travel Behaviour Research. Emerald, pp. 3-16. ISBN 9781848559363
Urry, John (2008) Climate change, travel and complex futures. British Journal of Sociology, 59 (2). pp. 261-279. ISSN 1468-4446
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