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Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick,Adam Tickell, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham,Steve Woolgar, Professor of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies, Said Business School,, University of Oxford,William H. Rupp, Administrative Officer, University ofWarwick
Nigel Thrift is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick. He joined Warwick from the University of Oxford where he was made Head of the Division of Life and Environmental Sciences in 2003 before becoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2005. He has been the recipient of a number of distinguished academic awards including the Royal Geographical Society Victoria Medal for contributions to geographic research in 2003, Distinguished Scholarship Honors from the Association of American Geographers in 2007 and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society Gold Medal in 2008. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003 and received an Honorary LLD from the University of Bristol in 2010. His current research spans a broad range of interests, including international finance; cities and political life; non-representational theory; affective politics; and the history of time.
Adam Tickell is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer) and Professor of Geography at the University of Birmingham and has worked at the Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Southampton and London. He received his BA and PhD from the University of Manchester. He was editor of Transactions, Institute of British Geographers, has co-edited books on economic geography with Trevor Barnes, Jamie Peck and Eric Sheppard and has authored numerous papers on his areas of interest.
Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Head of the Science and Technology Studies group at InSIS (Institute for Science, Innovation and Society), and is a Professorial Fellow of Green Templeton College. He has published widely in social studies of science and technology, social problems and social theory, including Laboratory Life: the construction of scientific facts (with B Latour, Princeton), Science: the Very Idea (Routledge), Knowledge and Reflexivity (Sage), The Cognitive Turn: sociological and psychological perspectives on science (with S.Fuller and M.de Mey, Kluwer), Representation in Scientific Practice (with M. Lynch, MIT), The Machine at Work: technology, organisation and work (with K.Grint, Polity), and Virtual Society? Technology, cyberbole, reality (OUP).
William H. Rupp received his doctorate from the University of Warwick and holds degrees from the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University. Currently, he is engaged with Warwick's Widening Participation work and is responsible for a major outreach programme. He also served as assistant editor to The European World 1500-1800 (ed. Beat Kumin; Routledge 2009 with 2nd ed. forthcoming).
Table of Contents
Introduction Respecifying Globalization, Nigel Thrift, Adam Tickell, and Steve Woolgar Travel, tourism, and mobility Airports, Peter Adey Backpacking, Nick Clarke Walking, Tim Ingold Mobile Phone, Eric Laurier Mobility, Peter Merriman World Maps, Annmarie Mol Airport Security, Harvey Molotch Passports, John Torpey Business Travel, John Urry and David Holley Sex Workers, Jackie West Gap Year, Alexandra Woolgar Infrastructure and transport Pipelines, Andrew Barry Pipes and Wires, Stephen J. Collier and Nino Kemoklidze Automated Repair and Back-up Systems, Stephen Graham Global Recycling: The Case of Electronic Waste, Daniel Neyland and Steve Woolgar Road Safety and Traffic Management, Daniel Neyland and Steve Woolgar Containers, Susan M. Roberts Resisting the Global, Paul Routledge Globalization of a Labour Market: The Case of Seafarers, Helen Sampson Banal Globalization: The Deep Structure of Oil and Gas, Michael J. Watts Putting Standards to Work The Taste and Smell of Globalization, Ragna Zeiss Finance and business Flowers, Alex Hughes Bureaux de Change, Michael Levi LIBOR, Donald MacKenzie Taking Note of Export Earnings, Kris Olds Filthy Lucre: Urine for Sale, Barbara Penner Emotion in Finance, Jocelyn Pixley Credit Rating Agencies, Timothy J. Sinclair Globalization s Freelancers, Democracy s Decline: Harvard, the Chubais Clan, and U.S. Aid to Russia, Janine R. Wedel Stock Trading, Caitlin Zaloom Media, consumption, and leisure Cigarette Packages: The Big Red Chevron and the 282 Little Kids, Franck Cochoy Collecting and Consumption in the Era of eBay, Rebecca M. Ellis Interaction Order of Auctions of Fine Art and Antiques, Christian Heath Intellectual Property, Adrian Johns Curvature of Global Brand Space, Celia Lury Bollywood, Vijay Mishra Global News (Service) Networks, Gerard Toal How Rounders Goes Around the World, Sumei Wang and Elizabeth Shove Health and nature Biodiversity and Globalization, Geoffrey C. Bowker Mobility and the Medical Image, Catelijne Coopmans e-Solutions to Sharing Information in Child Protection: the Rise and Fall of ContactPoint, Christopher Hall, Sue Peckover, and Sue White Globalizing of Bananas: Of Rhizomes, Fungi, and Mobility Systems, Mimi Sheller Order and control Forms that Form, Nicholas Gill Accounting for the Calculating Self, Peter Miller Replaying Society to the World Through CCTV, Daniel Neyland AK-47 as a Material Global Artefact, Tom Osborne Human Rights, Sharyn Roach Anleu Classifications Area Based Classifications, Roger Burrows First Names: Examples from Germany, Jurgen Gerhards One of My Top Ten Days, Lucy Kimbell Barcodes and RDIF, Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge ISO 9000, Wendy Larner Number, Helen Verran