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Lash, Scott

Works: 84 works in 588 publications in 11 languages and 14,918 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Scott Lash
Global modernities by Mike Featherstone( )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays focusing on "space as the organizing theme of modernity". "An essential issue is the emergence of trans-national mediascapes, ethnoscapes and technoscapes; the international social, political and cultural institutions that are superseding national ones". - Back cover
Economies of signs and space by Scott Lash( )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,217 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
Risk, environment and modernity : towards a new ecology by Scott Lash( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study presents the relation between technology and nature. Initially, the "instrumentalization" of nature and the relation between science and technology is explored. The final section elaborates the role that the social sciences can play in these debates is assessed
Spaces of culture : city, nation, world by Mike Featherstone( )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is culture? What is the relation between social structure and culture in a globalized and networked world? Do critical perspectives still apply, or does the speed and complexity of cultural production demand new forms of analysis?" "In Spaces of Culture an international cast of scholars examines the implications of these questions for sociology and social theory. They explore the key themes in social theory: the nation state, the city, modernity, post-Fordism and the spatial logic of the informational city." "Spaces of Culture will be required reading for students and scholars in sociology, social theory and cultural studies. It will be an essential reference in any critical discussion of the relations between globalization and technology; and culture, politics and the public sphere."--Jacket
Recognition and difference by Mike Featherstone( )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are there any cultural universals left? Does multiculturalism inevitably involve a slide into moral relativism? This timely and insightful book examines questions of politics and identity in the age of multicultures
Intensive culture : social theory, religion and contemporary capitalism by Scott Lash( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"`This book makes a vital contribution to our understanding of contemporary culture. It re-reads key thinkers such as Nietzsche, Leibniz, Simmel, Benjamin, Bergson in order to assert the primacy of the vital and the social against the closed mind of instrumental reason. It develops an innovative theoretical platform to account for the place of the informational, the intensive, and the religious for re-thinking the fundamental questions of life, and how to live today. It is a fitting summation of Scott Lash's challenging reorganization of critical and sociological theory.'--Couze Venn, Nottingham Trent University
Critique of information by Scott Lash( )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott Lash believes that any critique of information in contemporary society must take place from within information flows rather than from the safety of academic detachment
Sociology of postmodernism by Scott Lash( Book )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and revealing book provides the first sociological examination of postmodernism. Lash examines the differences betweeen modernism and postmodernism, providing a clear explanation of why postmodernism is important
The end of organized capitalism by Scott Lash( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 706 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."
Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order by Ulrich Beck( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three prominent social thinkers discuss how modern society is undercutting its formations of class, stratum, occupations, sex roles, the nuclear family, and more. Reflexive modernization, or the way one kind of modernization undercuts and changes another, has wide ranging implications for contemporary social and cultural theory, as this provocative book demonstrates
Max Weber, rationality and modernity by Scott Lash( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction, "Sam Whimster and Scott Lash" Part One: The Processes of Rationalization 1. Personal conduct and societal change, "Wolfgang Mommsen" 2. Personality and life orders: Max Weber's theme, "Wilhelm Hennis" 3. Rationalization in Max Weber's Developmental History, "Guenther Roth" 4. Weber's sociology of rationalism and typology of religious rejections of the world," Wolfgang Schlucter" Part Two: Rationalization and the Limits of Rational Action 5. Legitimation and structured interests in Weber's Sociology of Religion, "Pierre Bourdieu" 6. Rationality and the characterization of modern society, "Barry Hindess" 7. On the irreversability of Western rationalization and Max Weber's alleged fatalism, "Johannes Weiss" 8. The application of the Weberian concept of rationalization to contemporary conditions, "Martin Albrow" Part Three: Problems of Modernity 9. The dialectic of individuation and domination: Weber's rationalization theory and beyond, "Jeffrey C. Alexander" 10. Nietzsche and Weber: Two 'prophets' of the modern world, "Ralph Schroeder" 11. The Rationalization of the body: Reflections on modernity and discipline, "Bryan S. Turner" 12. Max Weber on erotic love: A feminist Inquiry, "Roslyn Wallach Bologh" 13. The secular ethic and the culture of modernism, "Sam Whimster" Part Four: Reason and Political Order 14. The soul of the citizen: Max Weber and Michel Foucault on rationality of government, "Colin Gordon" 15. Charisma and twentieth-century politics, "Luciano Cavalli" 16. Decisionism and politics: Weber as constitutional theorist, "Stephen Turner and Regis Factor" 17. Modernity or modernism? Weber and contemporary social theory, "Scott Lash" Summary:This book brings together leading figures in history, sociology, political science, feminism and critical theory to interpret, evaluate, criticize and update Weber's legacy. In a collection of specially commissioned pieces and translated articles, the Weberian scholarship recognises Maz Weber as the figure central to contemporary debates on the need for societal rationality, the limits of reason and the place of culture and conduct in the supposedly post-religious age. In part 1, Wolfgang Mommsen, Wilhelm Hennis, Guenther Roth and Wolfgang Schluchter provide a full and varied account of the theme of rationalization in the world civilizations. In Part 2, Pierre Bourdieu and Barry Hindess critically examine Weber's social action model, and Johannes Weiss and Martin Albrow address the putative 'crisis' of Western rationality. In Part 3, Jeffrey Alexander, Ralph Schroeder, Bryan Turner, Roslyn Bologh and Sam Whimster scrutinize Weber's understanding of modernity with its characteristic plurality of 'gods and demons'; they focus on its implications for individuality and personality, the body and sexuality, feminism and aesthetic modernism. Part 4 turns to politics, law and the state in the contemporary world: Colin Gordon on liberalism, Luciano Cavalli on charismatic politics, Stephen Turner and Regis Factor on decisionism and power and Scott Lash on modernism, substantice rationality and law. This book was first published in 1987
Modernity and identity by Scott Lash( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity and Identity is a groundbreaking collective work which announces a radical new departure within contemporary debates on modernism and postmodernism. While dominant conceptions of both modernism and postmodernism are centered around motions of statis and fixity, for most of the otherwise quite diverse writers in this book, modernity is a matter of movement, of flux, of change and of unpredictability. Modernity and postmodernity are shown to mean, not the 'end of the subject' but the transformation and creation of new forms of subjectivity. Anthropological concepts are brought squarely into the heart of the modernity controversies, which are then recast in the context of tradition, globalization and of the crisis of identity in a newly de-centred world system
The militant worker : class and radicalism in France and America by Scott Lash( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global culture industry : the mediation of things by Scott Lash( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first half of the twentieth century, Theodor Adorno wrote about the 'culture industry. For Adorno, culture - along with the products of factory labour - was increasingly becoming a commodity. Now, in what they call the 'global culture industry; Scott Lash and Celia Lury argue that Adorno's worst nightmares have come true. Their new book tells the compelling story of how material objects such as watches and sportswear have become powerful cultural symbols, and how the production of symbols, in the form of globally recognized brands, has now become a central goal of capitalism. Global Culture Industry provides an empirically and theoretically rich examination of the ways in which these objects - from Nike shoes bo Toy Story, from global football to conceptual art - metamorphose and move across national borders"--Back cover
Detraditionalization : critical reflections on authority and identity( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another modernity, a different rationality by Scott Lash( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-structuralist and post-modernist sociology by Scott Lash( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflexive Modernisierung : eine Kontroverse by Ulrich Beck( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi san wei xue zhe jiu zi fan xing xian dai hua zhe yi zhu ti suo fa biao de ge zi jian jie de hui ji, shu zhong tao lun le zai dang dai she hui wen hua li lun zhong " zi fan xing xian dai hua " de han yi
Time and value( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience : new foundations for the human sciences by Scott Lash( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a radical plea for the centrality of experience in the social and human sciences. Scott Lash argues that a large part of the output of the social sciences today is still shaped by assumptions stemming from positivism, in contrast to the tradition of interpretative social enquiry pioneered by Max Weber. These assumptions are particularly central to economics, with its emphasis on homo economicus, the utility-maximizing, instrumental actor, but they have infiltrated the other social sciences too. Lash argues for a social sciences based not in positivisms utilitarian a priori but instead in the a posteriori of grounded and embedded subjective experience. This features a politics of Hannah Arendts public sphere, which begins with the particular experience of Aristotles polis and moves - via Rome, Augustine and Kant - to a modernity that acknowledges the fragility of political worlds. Yet modernity is also a matter of technological experience and technological forms of life. Lash - starting from Aristotles technics and working through Turings and Shannons computer mediation develops a novel account of technological experience, of how objects themselves experience. And here he finds a surprising convergence with Chinese cosmologys ethos of dao, qi and li: the experience of the embedded multiplicity of the ten thousand things. This original book by a leading social and cultural theorist will be of interest to scholars and students across the social sciences, from sociology and cultural studies to anthropology and politics"--
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Global modernities
Economies of signs and spaceRisk, environment and modernity : towards a new ecologySpaces of culture : city, nation, worldRecognition and differenceIntensive culture : social theory, religion and contemporary capitalismCritique of informationSociology of postmodernismThe end of organized capitalism
Alternative Names
Lash, Scott

Lash, Scott M. 1945-

Scott Lash Amerikaans socioloog

Scott Lash sociòleg britànic

Scott Lash sociólogo británico

Scott Lash Sociólogo estadounidense

Scott Lash sociologue américain

Scott Lash US-amerikanischer Soziologe und Hochschullehrer

라시, 스코트 1945-

라시, 스콧 1945-

래시, 스콧 1945-

래시, 스콧 M. 1945-


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