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Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor BSc, MA, PhD, PGCert

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PositionLecturer
Department Sociology
Email a.rhystaylor (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7710
Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor BSc, MA, PhD, PGCert

Alex Rhys-Taylor is a sociologist with a specialism in urban sociology and a particular focus on the relationship between our experiences of cities and histories of change. His work focusses on the multisensory experience of urban space the new forms of association and exclusion mediated through it. He is also engaged in research looking at the the role of cities in disrupting and transforming territories on a wider scale. Committed to the crafting of innovative methods and experimental approaches to urban
research, Alex also draws extensively on a long tradition of urban sociology.

Publications

Edited Book

Walking Through Social Research
Bates, Charlotte and Rhys-Taylor, Alex, eds. 2016. Walking Through Social Research. Routledge.

Book Section

Urban Sensations: A Retrospective of Multisensory Drift
Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2014. Urban Sensations: A Retrospective of Multisensory Drift. In: David Howes, ed. A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age, 1920-2000. London, New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9780857853448

Intersemiotic fruit: Mangoes and Multiculture
Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2014. Intersemiotic fruit: Mangoes and Multiculture. In: Emma Jackson and Hannah Jones, eds. Emotion and Location: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging. London, New York: Earthscan Routledge, pp. 44-54. ISBN 978-1-13-800065-0

Moving and Being Moved
Rhys-Taylor, Alex; Jackson, Emma and Jones, Hannah. 2014. Moving and Being Moved. In: Emma Jackson and Hannah Jones, eds. Emotion and Location: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging. London, New York: Earthscan Routledge, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-13-800065-0

Article

The essences of multiculture: A sensory exploration of an inner-city street market
Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2013. The essences of multiculture: A sensory exploration of an inner-city street market. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 20(4), pp. 393-406. ISSN 1070-289X

Disgust and Distinction: The case of the jellied eel
Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2013. Disgust and Distinction: The case of the jellied eel. The Sociological Review, 61(2), pp. 227-246. ISSN 0038-0261

Thesis

Coming to Our Senses: A Multi-sensory Ethnography of Class and Multiculture in East London
Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2010. Coming to Our Senses: A Multi-sensory Ethnography of Class and Multiculture in East London. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London

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