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  • Societies beyond Oilby John Urry

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    In this groundbreaking book, John Urry shows how the twentieth century created a mirage of unlimited future growth that masked its limits. He considers the nature of an oil-dependent world facing energy descent and what lessons can be learnt from past energy-constrained societies. With no large-scale plan B to energize and mobilize societies, Urry... more...

  • Offshoringby John Urry

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    The concealment of income, wealth and profits in tax havens hasbrought the topic of offshoring into public debate, but as JohnUrry shows in this important new book offshoring is a much morepervasive feature of contemporary societies. These often secretiveactivities offshore also involve relations of work, finance,pleasure, waste, energy and security.... more...

  • Consuming Placesby JOHN Urry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 56.95

    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. The concept of 'society', the nature of 'locality', the significance of 'economic... more...

  • Sociology Beyond Societiesby John Urry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    In this ground-breaking contribution to social theory, John Urry argues that the traditional basis of sociology - the study of society - is outmoded in an increasingly borderless world. If sociology is to make a pertinent contribution to the post societal era it must forget the social rigidities of the pre-global order and, instead, switch its focus... more...

  • Reference Groups and the Theory of Revolution (Routledge Revivals)by John Urry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    First published in 1973, this is a reissue of John Urry's important and influential study of the theory of revolution. Part 1 offers a detailed discussion of the concept of the reference group, tracing its development from the symbolic interactionist tradition and then showing how it came to be used in ways which emasculated some of the suppositions... more...

  • Touring Culturesby Chris Rojek; John Urry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95

    It is becoming ever clearer that while people tour cultures, cultures and objects themselves are in a constant state of migration. 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 current theoretical debates... more...

  • Bodies of Natureby Phil Macnaghten; John Urry

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the embodied nature of people's experience in, and of, the modern world. It is therefore part of the deep-seated `turn towards the body', which has been such a pronounced feature of sociology in the last two decades. The book argues that bodies in nature are subject to novel, complex and contradictory opportunities of freedom and... more...

  • The Tourist Gaze 3.0by John Urry; Jonas Larsen

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 60.00

    A fully revised edition of a seminal text from a world class authority in tourism. Each chapter has been significantly updated to include fresh data, examples and critical theory and three entirely new chapters have been added. A modern classic. more...

  • Mobilitiesby Grieco. Margaret; John Urry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 139.95

    This book brings together the leading authors currently working at the intersection of social sciences and transport science and offers rich consideration of the issues, practices and structures of multiple mobilities. It seeks to not only draw attention to many new areas of research and investigation relating to mobile live, but also to point to new... more...

  • Contested Naturesby Phil Macnaghten; John Urry

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 57.00

    Demonstrating that all notions of nature are entangled in different forms of social life, the text elaborates the ways in which the apparently natural world has been produced from within particular social practices. These are analyzed in terms of different senses, different times and the production of distinct spaces. more...