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Urry, John

Works: 99 works in 804 publications in 10 languages and 27,023 library holdings
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Most widely held works about John Urry
Most widely held works by John Urry
Sociology beyond societies : mobilities for the twenty-first century by John Urry( )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,187 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
Consuming places by John Urry( )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 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
Societies beyond oil : oil dregs and social futures by John Urry( )

20 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,830 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( )

27 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,739 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
Bodies of nature by Phil Macnaghten( )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,457 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( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,445 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
Cities and fascination : beyond the surplus of meaning by Heiko Schmid( )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the linkages between the economic, social and psychological factors of the urban environment. This book focuses on the growth of private urbanity that has led to a 'spectactularization' of the city, the most extreme component of attention being the fascination which is aroused by attractions and state-managed events
The tourist gaze : leisure and travel in contemporary societies by John Urry( )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economies of signs and space by Scott Lash( )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,176 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
Tourism mobilities : places to play, places in play( )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a range of case studies drawn from across the world, this book shows how places to play are also places in play: made and remade by the mobilities and performances of tourists and workers, images and heritage, the latest fashions and the newest diseases. Criss-crossed by various mobilities and performances, places are shown to 'move' as they are put into play in relation to other places."--Jacket
The tourist gaze 3.0 by John Urry( )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,100 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 by John Urry( )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,072 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
Mobilities, networks, geographies by Jonas Larsen( )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 953 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
Touring cultures : transformations of travel and theory by Chris Rojek( )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 882 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
Mobile technologies of the city by Mimi Sheller( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Mobile Technologies of the City, Mimi Sheller and John Urry bring together a carefully selected group of innovative case studies that trace the emergence both of the new socio-technical practices of the city and of a new theoretical paradigm for mobilities research. The research based in Vienna, Liverpool, Bristol, London, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and Hong Kong ranges across media including guidebooks, web sites, train schedules wireless computing cinema, mobile phones and mobile gaming. It encompasses infrastructures such as road and rail systems, airline network and hubs, internet routers and wireless hot spots, and focuses on urban sites including streets, train platforms, bus stops, airports, internet cafes, park benches, parking garages and cars."
Social relations and spatial structures by Derek Gregory( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tourist gaze by John Urry( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 519 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
Capital, labour, and the middle classes by Nicholas Abercrombie( Book )

18 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobile methods by Monika Büscher( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of disciplines including Human Geography, Social Policy, Sociology and Research Methods. "--Book jacket
Climate change and society by John Urry( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the significance of human behaviour to understanding the causes and impacts of changing climates and to assessing varied ways of responding to such changes. So far the discipline that has represented and modelled such human behaviour is economics. By contrast Climate Change and Society tries to place the 'social' at the heart of both the analysis of climates and of the assessment of alternative futures. It demonstrates the importance of social practices organised into systems. In the fateful twentieth century various interlocking high carbon systems were established. This sedimented high carbon social practices, engendering huge population growth, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and the potentially declining availability of oil that made this world go round. Especially important in stabilising this pattern was the 'carbon military-industrial complex' around the world. The book goes on to examine how in this new century it is systems that have to change, to move from growing high carbon systems to those that are low carbon. Many suggestions are made as to how to innovate such low carbon systems. It is shown that such a transition has to happen fast so as to create positive feedbacks of each low carbon system upon each other. Various scenarios are elaborated of differing futures for the middle of this century, futures that all contain significant costs for the scale, extent and richness of social life. Climate Change and Society thus attempts to replace economics with sociology as the dominant discipline in climate change analysis. Sociology has spent much time examining the nature of modern societies, of modernity, but mostly failed to analyse the carbon resource base of such societies. This book seeks to remedy that failing. It should appeal to teachers and students in sociology, economics, environmental studies, geography, planning, politics and science studies, as well as to the public concerned with the long term future of carbon and society."--Provided by publisher
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Sociology beyond societies : mobilities for the twenty-first century
Consuming placesContested naturesBodies of natureAutomobilitiesCities and fascination : beyond the surplus of meaningThe tourist gaze : leisure and travel in contemporary societiesEconomies of signs and spaceTourism mobilities : places to play, places in play
Alternative Names
John Richard Urry

John Urry britischer Soziologe und Hochschullehrer

John Urry Brits socioloog

John Urry britský sociolog

John Urry sociòleg britànic

John Urry sociólogo británico

John Urry sociologue britannique

Urry, John

Urry, John N. 1946-

Urry, John R. 1946-2016

Urry, John Richard.

Urry, John Richard 1946-

Urry, John Richard‏, 1946-2016

Урри, Джон

Урри, Джон (социолог)

어리, 존

アーリ, J.

アーリ, ジョン

ジョン, ア-リ