Globalization in Practice

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  • Copyright: 2014-08-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

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 of Warwick

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

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
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

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