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Urry, John

Works: 74 works in 803 publications in 12 languages and 27,952 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Creator, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: G155.A1, 338.4791
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Urry
The end of organized capitalism by Scott Lash( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A systematic examination of five western nations arguing that - despite Marx's and Weber's insistence that capitalist societies become increasingly more ordered - we now live in an era of "disorganized capitalism."
The tourist gaze : leisure and travel in contemporary societies by John Urry( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tourist gaze by John Urry( Book )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Urry addresses the tourist gaze, that is the manner in which the tourist orders and regulates the relationship with the tourist environment, demarcating the unfamiliar and identifying the out of the ordinary
Social relations and spatial structures by Derek Gregory( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology beyond societies : mobilities for the twenty-first century by John Urry( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: John Urry argues that, if sociology is to make a pertinent contribution to the global era, it must abandon its original aim--the study of society as a set of institutions--and switch focus instead to the study of both physical and virtual movement. In considering this "sociology of mobilities" the book concerns itself with the travel of people, ideas, images, objects, messages, waste products and money across international borders, and the implications these mobilities have for the experiences of time, space, dwelling and citizenship. Sociology beyond societies extends recent debate about globalisation both by providing an analysis of how mobilities reconstitute social life in uneven and complex ways, and by arguing for the significance of objects, senses, time and space in the theorising of global processes
Economies of signs and space by Scott Lash( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In exploring this new reflexive world, Lash and Urry argue that today's economies are increasingly economies of signsinformation, symbols, images, desire - and of space, where both signs and social subjects - refugees, financiers, tourists, flaneurs - are mobile over ever greater distances. They show how an understanding of such flows contributes to the analysis of changes in social relations, from the organization of work to the 'culture industries', from the formation of an underclass to new forms of citizenship. Taking its point of departure from the authors' influential The End of Organized Capitalism, this is a book that no one in social and cultural theory, geography and urban studies, political economy, and organization studies can afford to ignore
Capital, labour, and the middle classes by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

20 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory and of the more empirical work inspired by Max Weber. They show, however, that this distinction is of limited utility in reconstructing a theory of the middle class
Mobilities by John Urry( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues of movement - of people, things, information and ideas - are central to people's lives and to most organisations. From oil wars to SMS texting, from airport expansion controversies to the decline of walking, from slave - trading to global terrorism, from global warming to teleworking, issues of 'mobility' are centre-stage upon many academic and policy agendas. These topics and issues are increasingly analysed as part of a concern with 'mobility' which this wide-ranging book both describes and seeks to develop. John Urry has been at the centre of these debates and he draws upon an extensive array of new research and material to develop what he calls the 'new mobilities paradigm' for the social sciences. He shows how this paradigm makes comprehensible social phenomena which were previously opaque. He examines how 'mobilities' each presuppose a 'system' that permits predictable and relatively risk-free repetition. The book outlines various such systems and then analyses their intersecting implications for social inequality, for social networks and meetings, for the nature of places and for alternative mobility futures
After the car by Kingsley Dennis( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is difficult to imagine a world without the car, and yet that is exactly what Dennis and Urry set out to do in this book. The argue that the days of the current car system are numbered. Powerful forces around the world are undermining it and will usher in a new system sometime in the next few decades."--Jacket
Consuming places by John Urry( Book )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Urry has been discussing and writing on these and similar questions for the past fifteen years. In Consuming Places he gathers together his most significant contributions. Urry begins with an extensive review of the connections between society, time and space. He goes on to examine the concept of 'society', the nature of 'locality', the significance of 'economic restructuring', and the concept of the 'rural' in relationship to place. The book then considers how places have been transformed by the development of service occupations and industries. Concepts of the service class and post-industrialism are theoretically and empirically discussed. Attention is devoted to the ways in which places are consumed and particular attention is given to the visual character of such consumption and its implications for places and people. The implications for nature and the environment are also explored in depth
Touring cultures : transformations of travel and theory by Chris Rojek( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together some of the most influential writers in the field to examine the complex connections between tourism and cultural change and the relevance of tourist experience to debates on space, time and identity
Societies beyond oil : oil dregs and social futures by John Urry( Book )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking book, John Urry analyzes how the twentieth century created a kind of mirage of the future that is unsustainable into even the medium term and envisions the future of an oil-dependent world facing energy descent. Without a large-scale plan B, how can the energizing of society possibly be going into reverse?
Contested natures by Phil Macnaghten( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book emphasizes that people's understandings and attitudes to nature are often ambivalent and there are no simple ways of prevailing upon them to "save the environment". The authors show that while environmental tasks permeate everyday life, people hugely mistrust states and corporations to safeguard the planet
The tourist gaze 3.0 by John Urry( Book )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The original Tourist Gaze was a classic, marking out a new land to study and appreciate. This new edition extends into fresh areas with the same passion and insight of the object. Even more essential reading'"--Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, Warwick University. "This new edition of a seminal text restructures, reworks and remakes the groundbreaking previous versions so making this very successful book even more relevant for tourism students, researchers and designers in the new century. The tourist gaze remains an agenda setting theory; here it incorporates new principles and research. Packed full of fascinating insights this major new edition is fresh and contemporary, intelligently broadening its theoretical and geographical scope and providing a nuanced account which responds to various critiques. All chapters have been significantly revised to include up-to-date empirical data, many new case studies and fresh concepts. Three new chapters have been added which explore: photography and digitization, embodied performances, risks and alternative futures. Innovative and informative this book is essential reading for all involved in contemporary tourism, leisure, cultural policy, design, economic regeneration, heritage and the arts."--Publisher's description
Mobilities, networks, geographies by Jonas Larsen( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book puts forward one of the first social science studies of the geographies of social networks and related mobilities of travel, communications and face-to-face meetings. The book examines five interdependent mobilities that form and reform these geographies of networks and travel in the contemporary world."--Jacket
Mobile methods by Monika Büscher( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the twenty-first century, more than ever, everything and everybody seems to be on the move. Global flows of people, goods, food, money, information, services and media images are forming an intensely mobile background to everyday life. Social scientists, too, are on the move, seeking new analytical purchase on these important aspects of the social world by trying to move with, and to be moved by, the fleeting, distributed, multiple, non-causal, sensory, emotional and kinaesthetic. Mobile Methods addresses the challenges and opportunities of researching mobile phenomena. Drawing on extensive interdisciplinary discussion, the book brings together a collection of cutting-edge methodological innovations and original research reports to examine some important implications of the mobilities turn for the processes of 'research', and the realm of the empirical. Through analysis that addresses questions such as 'how are social relationships and social institutions made in and through mobility?', and 'how do people experience mobility in twenty-first century world cities?', the authors mobilize sociological analysis, bringing new insights and opening up new opportunities for engagement with contemporary challenges. This book is a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of disciplines including Human Geography, Social Policy, Sociology and Research Methods
Mobile technologies of the city by Mimi Sheller( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mobile Technologies of the City contributes new theoretical perspectives on temporality, security and systematization. It brings together complexity theory actor network theory and social studies of technology generating a new approach to the mobility systems that constitute contemporary cities."--Jacket
Cities and fascination : beyond the surplus of meaning by Heiko Schmid( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of economic and cultural globalization, most large cities have been transformed via increasing commercialisation of urban space, and consequent intense processes of theming. Bringing together leading urban scholars, this book examines links
Bodies of nature by Phil Macnaghten( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the nature of people's experience in, and of, the modern world. This is part of the deep-seated 'turn towards the body', which has been such a pronounced feature of sociology in the last two decades
Automobilities by Mike Featherstone( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Automobilities presents one of the first and most wide-ranging examinations of the car and its promise of autonomy and mobility. Drawing on rich empirical detail, from ethnographies of office work on the motorway to the importance of the car in French cultural theory, the contributions demonstrate just how significant have been the economic, technological, social and political consequences of a pervasive and accelerating culture of the car."--Jacket
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The tourist gaze : leisure and travel in contemporary societies
Alternative Names
John Urry britischer Soziologe und Hochschullehrer

John Urry Brits socioloog

John Urry sociòleg britànic

John Urry sociólogo británico

John Urry sociologue britannique

Urry, John

Urry, John N. 1946-

Urry, John Richard.

Urry, John Richard 1946-

Урри, Джон

Урри, Джон (социолог)

어리, 존

アーリ, J.

アーリ, ジョン

ジョン, ア-リ


The tourist gaze : leisure and travel in contemporary societiesThe tourist gazeSociology beyond societies : mobilities for the twenty-first centuryEconomies of signs and spaceMobilitiesAfter the carConsuming placesTouring cultures : transformations of travel and theory