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Professor Scott Lash BSc MA PhD

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Email s.lash (@gold.ac.uk)
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Professor Scott Lash BSc MA PhD

Scott Lash's recent books include China Constructing Capitalism (2014),  Intensive Culture (2010), Global Culture Industry (2007), Critique of Information (2002). His books have been translated into 15 languages. Lash has directed a series of large-scale research projects on technological media, and on the Chinese city. He speaks Mandarin.

Publications

Book

China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change
Keith, Michael; Lash, Scott; Arnoldi, Jakob and Rooker, Tyler. 2013. China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-49706-0

Metadata and media theory. (Forthcoming)
Bachmann, Goetz; Lash, Scott and Zimmer, Robert. 2012. Metadata and media theory. (Forthcoming). SAGE Publications.

The Militant Worker, Class and Radicalism in France and America
Lash, Scott. 2012. The Militant Worker, Class and Radicalism in France and America. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. ISBN 978-0838632246

Intensive Culture: Religion and Social Theory in Contemporary Culture
Lash, Scott. 2010. Intensive Culture: Religion and Social Theory in Contemporary Culture. Los Angeles and London: Sage. ISBN 9781412945172

Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things
Lash, Scott and Lury, Celia. 2007. Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things. Polity Press. ISBN 9780745624822

Critique of Information
Lash, Scott. 2002. Critique of Information. Sage. ISBN 9780761952688

Another Modernity, A Different Rationality
Lash, Scott. 1999. Another Modernity, A Different Rationality. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0631164999

Reflexive Modernization
Lash, Scott; Giddens, Anthony and Beck, Ulrich. 1994. Reflexive Modernization. Cambridge: Polity Press. ISBN 978-0745612782

Economies of Signs and Space
Lash, Scott and Urry, John. 1994. Economies of Signs and Space. London: Sage Publications. ISBN 978-0803984721

Post-Structuralist and Postmodernist Sociology
Lash, Scott, ed. 1991. Post-Structuralist and Postmodernist Sociology. Sussex: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1852781835

Sociology of Postmodernism
Lash, Scott. 1990. Sociology of Postmodernism. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415047845

The End of Organized Capitalism
Lash, Scott and Urry, John. 1987. The End of Organized Capitalism. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0299116743

Edited Book

Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity
Lash, Scott and Whimster, Sam, eds. 2008. Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity. Routledge; Reprint edition. ISBN 978-0415489546

Recognition and Difference: Politics, Identity, Multiculture
Lash, Scott and Featherstone, Mike, eds. 2002. Recognition and Difference: Politics, Identity, Multiculture. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-0761949879

Spaces of Culture: City, Nation, World
Lash, Scott and Featherstone, Mike, eds. 2000. Spaces of Culture: City, Nation, World. London: Sage Publications. ISBN 978-0761961222

Risk, Environment and Modernity: Towards a New Ecology
Lash, Scott; Bronislaw, Szerszynski and Brian, Wynne, eds. 2000. Risk, Environment and Modernity: Towards a New Ecology. London: Sage Publications. ISBN 978-0803979383

Time and Value (Cultural Values)
Lash, Scott; Quick, Andrew and Roberts, Richard, eds. 1998. Time and Value (Cultural Values). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-0631210030

De-Traditionalization
Lash, Scott; Heelas, P and Morris, P, eds. 1996. De-Traditionalization. Oxford: Blackwell.

Global Modernities
Lash, Scott; Featherstone, Mike and Robertson, Roland, eds. 1995. Global Modernities. London: TCS/Sage. ISBN 978-0803979482

Modernity and Identity
Lash, Scott and Friedman, Jonathan, eds. 1992. Modernity and Identity. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 978-0631175865

Book Section

Real and Virtual Connectivity: New Media in London
Lash, Scott; Lury, Celia and Wittel, Andreas. 2002. Real and Virtual Connectivity: New Media in London. In: S. Woolgar, ed. The Virtual Society? Oxford: OUP Oxford, pp. 189-208. ISBN 978-0199248766

'From Accumulation to Circulation: Young British Art and the Culture Society'
Lash, Scott and Myles, John. 2002. 'From Accumulation to Circulation: Young British Art and the Culture Society'. In: Arturo Rodriguez Morato, ed. The Culture Society. UNSPECIFIED.

'Risk Culture'
Lash, Scott. 2000. 'Risk Culture'. In: Barbara Adam; Ulrich Beck and Joost Van Loon, eds. The Risk Society and Beyond. London: SAGE, pp. 47-62. ISBN 978-0761964698

Being after Time'
Lash, Scott. 1998. Being after Time'. In: Scott Lash and Andrew Quick, eds. Time and Value (Cultural Values). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 147-161. ISBN 978-0631210030

'The Consequences of Reflexivity: Towards a Theory of the Object'
Lash, Scott. 1998. 'The Consequences of Reflexivity: Towards a Theory of the Object'. In: J Philip, ed. Reflexivity and Culture. London: Pluto.

Article

Deforming the Figure: Topology and the Social Imaginary
Lash, Scott. 2012. Deforming the Figure: Topology and the Social Imaginary. Theory, Culture & Society, 29(4/5), pp. 261-187. ISSN 0263-2764

Afterword: In Praise of the A Posteriori: Sociology and the Empirical
Lash, Scott. 2009. Afterword: In Praise of the A Posteriori: Sociology and the Empirical. European Journal of Social Theory, 12(1), pp. 175-187. ISSN 1368-4310

Afterword: In Praise of the A Posteriori Sociology and the Empirical
Lash, Scott. 2009. Afterword: In Praise of the A Posteriori Sociology and the Empirical. European Journal of Social Theory, 12(1), pp. 175-187. ISSN 1368-4310

China White: Value, Uncertainty and Order in the Chinese Culture Industry
Lash, Scott and Arnoldi, Jakob. 2008. China White: Value, Uncertainty and Order in the Chinese Culture Industry. Sciences de la Societe(73), pp. 17-40.

Power After Hegemony: Cultural Studies in Mutation?
Lash, Scott. 2007. Power After Hegemony: Cultural Studies in Mutation? Theory Culture and Society, 24(3), pp. 55-78. ISSN 02632764

Capitalism and Metaphysics
Lash, Scott. 2007. Capitalism and Metaphysics. Theory, Culture & Society, 24(5), pp. 1-26. ISSN 0263-2764

Lebenssoziologie: Georg Simmel in the Information Age
Lash, Scott. 2005. Lebenssoziologie: Georg Simmel in the Information Age. Theory Culture and Society, 22, pp. 1-23. ISSN 02632764

Shifting new media: from content to consultancy, from heterarchy to hierarchy
Lash, Scott and Wittel, Andreas. 2002. Shifting new media: from content to consultancy, from heterarchy to hierarchy. Environment and Planning A, 34(11), pp. 1985-2001. ISSN 0308-518X

Technological Forms of Life
Lash, Scott. 2001. Technological Forms of Life. Theory, Culture & Society, 18(1), pp. 105-120. ISSN 0263-2764

Recognition and Difference: Politics, Identity, Multiculture
Lash, Scott and Featherstone, Mike. 2001. Recognition and Difference: Politics, Identity, Multiculture. Theory, Culture and Society, 18(2-3), pp. 1-19. ISSN 0263-2764

Being after Time'
Lash, Scott. 1998. Being after Time'. Cultural Values, 2(2-3), pp. 304-318. ISSN 1362-5179

Informationkritik
Lash, Scott. Informationkritik. Revista Critique des Ciencias Sociales, 22(3),