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    Social Theory as Science.M. H. Weston, John Urry & Russell Keat - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (104):288.
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    The Complexity Turn.John Urry - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (5):1-14.
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    The ‘System’ of Automobility.John Urry - 2004 - Theory, Culture and Society 21 (4-5):25-39.
    This article is concerned with how to conceptualize and theorize the nature of the ‘car system’ that is a particularly key, if surprisingly neglected, element in ‘globalization’. The article deploys the notion of systems as self-reproducing or autopoietic. This notion is used to understand the origins of the 20th-century car system and especially how its awesome pattern of path dependency was established and exerted a particularly powerful and self-expanding pattern of domination across the globe. The article further considers whether and (...)
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    Consuming the Planet to Excess.John Urry - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (2-3):191-212.
    This article examines some major changes relating to the contemporary conditions of life upon Earth. It deals especially with emergent contradictions that stem from shifts within capitalism in the rich North over the course of the last century or so. These shifts involve moving from low-carbon to high-carbon economies/societies, from societies of discipline to societies of control, and more recently from specialized and differentiated zones of consumption to mobile, de-differentiated consumptions of excess. Societies become centres of conspicuous, wasteful consumption. The (...)
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  5. Social Relations and Spatial Structures.Derek Gregory & John Urry - 1988 - Science and Society 52 (3):362-364.
     
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    Changing Climates: Introduction.Bronislaw Szerszynski & John Urry - 2010 - Theory, Culture and Society 27 (2-3):1-8.
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    Mobile Transformations of `Public' and `Private' Life.Mimi Sheller & John Urry - 2003 - Theory, Culture and Society 20 (3):107-125.
    Most conceptions of public and private life within political and social theory do not adequately consider the networks or fluidities involved in contemporary social relations. The distinction of public and private is often conceived of as statically `regional' in character. This article, following an extensive analysis of the multiple meanings of the `public' and `private', criticizes such a static conception and maintains that massive changes are occurring in the nature of both public and private life and especially of the relations (...)
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    The Problem of Energy.John Urry - 2014 - Theory, Culture and Society 31 (5):3-20.
    Energy forms and their extensive scale are remarkably significant for the ways that societies are organized. This article shows the importance of how societies are ‘energized’ and especially the global growth of ‘fossil fuel societies’. Much social thought remains oblivious to the energy revolution realized over the past two to three centuries which set the ‘West’ onto a distinct trajectory. Energy is troubling for social thought because different energy systems with their ‘lock-ins’ are not subject to simple human intervention and (...)
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    Cultural Change and Contemporary Holiday-Making.John Urry - 1988 - Theory, Culture and Society 5 (1):35-55.
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  10. The Anatomy of Capitalist Society: The Economy, Civil Society and the State.John Urry - 1983 - Science and Society 47 (1):121-123.
     
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    Duality of Structure: Some Critical Issues.John Urry - 1982 - Theory, Culture and Society 1 (2):100-106.
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    The Global Complexities of September 11th.John Urry - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (4):57-69.
    This article assesses whether some notions from complexity or non-linear theory help to make sense of September 11th. This relates to the author's more general concern, to interrogate `globalization' through the prism of complexity. Some of the topics investigated in this article include the nature of networked relationships between the macro and micro levels, the character of a liquid and mobile power, the differentiation between and juxtapositions of wild and safe zones, the world-wide screening of certain global events, the unpredictability (...)
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    Bodies in the Woods.Phil MacNaghten & John Urry - 2000 - Body and Society 6 (3-4):166-182.
    In this article, we examine the intimate significance of trees and woods through research on how people engage with and perform their bodies in different kinds of wooded environments in contemporary Britain. We argue that there are significant, contested and ambivalent affordances provided by woods and forests in contemporary Britain - as providing `live' contact with nature, as a source of tranquillity, and as providing a distinct `social' space in sharp contrast to the pressures of modern living. Second, there is (...)
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    Complexity.John Urry - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):111-115.
    The term ‘complexity’ has recently sprung into the physical and social sciences, humanities and semi-popular writings. ‘Complexity’ practices are constituted as something of a self-organizing global network that is spreading ‘complexity’ notions around the globe. There is a new ‘structure of feeling’ that complexity approaches both signify and enhance. Such an emergent structure of feeling involves a greater sense of contingent openness to people, corporations and societies, of the unpredictability of outcomes in time–space, of a charity towards objects and nature, (...)
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    Bodies of Nature: Introduction.P. MacNaghten & John Urry - 2000 - Body and Society 6 (3-4):1-11.
    This issue of Body & Society was assembled to extend the interest in the embodied nature of people's experiences in, and of, the physical world. It thus seeks to develop further the emergent sociology of the body that has provided extensive insight into the embodied character of human experience. Such a sociology has, though, dealt less systematically with the various social practices that are involved in being in, or passing through, nature, the countryside, the outdoors, landscape or wilderness. These practices (...)
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    The Tourist Gaze and the `Environment'.John Urry - 1992 - Theory, Culture and Society 9 (3):1-26.
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    Marx, Technology and the State. A Review of John McMurtry's The Structure of Marx's World-View. [REVIEW]John Urry - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (1):69.
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    Science, Realism and the Social: A Discussion of Derek Sayer's Marx's Method: Ideology, Science and Critique in 'Capital'.John Urry - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (3):311-318.
  19. The Dissolution of the Social?Scott Lash & John Urry - 1986 - In Mark L. Wardell & Stephen P. Turner (eds.), Sociological Theory in Transition. Allen & Unwin. pp. 95--109.
     
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    Bodies of Nature.Phil MacNaghten & John Urry - unknown
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  21. Bodies of Nature: Introduction.P. McNaughten & John Urry - 2000 - Body and Society 6 (3-4):1-12.
     
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    Evidence and Explanation in Social Science.Gerald Studdert-Kennedy, Russell Keat & John Urry - 1979 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (1):100-104.
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    Les systèmes de la mobilité.John Urry - 2005 - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 118 (1):23.
    Seront examinées dans cet article les mobilités, du point de vue des systèmes qui structurent, organisent et permettent des mobilités multiples. Double, l’étude porte à la fois sur les aspects historiques du phénomène et sur ses manifestations dans le siècle en cours. Au XXIe siècle, les systèmes de mobilité numériques interdépendants se situent au cœur même des sociétés contemporaines. Plus généralement, il sera aussi montré que l’étude des mobilités joue, sans conteste, un rôle central dans le décryptage des contours essentiels (...)
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    Mediating Climate Politics: The Surprising Case of Brazil.John Urry & Carmen Dayrell - 2015 - European Journal of Social Theory 18 (3):257-273.
    This article examines the centrality of Brazil within the future of climate policy and politics. The state of the carbon sink of the Amazon rainforest has long been an iconic marker of the condition of the Earth. Brazil has been innovative in developing many non-carbon forms of energy generation and use and it has played a major role in international debates on global warming since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. We examine various ways in which climate change has come (...)
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  25. Mobile Methods and the Empirical.John Urry & Monika Büscher - 2009 - European Journal of Social Theory 12 (1):99-116.
    In this article we argue that the mobilities turn and its studies of the performativity of everyday mobilities enable new forms of sociological inquiry, explanation and engagement. New kinds of researchable entities arise, opening up a new or rediscovered realm of the empirical, and new avenues for critique. The mobilities paradigm not only remedies the academic neglect of various movements, of people, objects, information and ideas. It also gathers new empirical sensitivities, analytical orientations, methods and motivations to examine important social (...)
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    Researching Research Reputation.John Urry - 1999 - History of the Human Sciences 12 (4):140-142.
  27. Sociology Beyond Societies Mobilities for the Twenty First Century.John Urry - 2000 - Psychology Press.
    In this contribution to social theory, John Urry argues that the traditional basis of sociology - the study of society - is outmoded in an increasingly borderless world.
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    The Complexities of the Global.John Urry - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (5):235-254.
    ‘Complexity theory’ seems to provide some metaphors, concepts and theories essential for examining the intractable disorderliness of the contemporary world. Relations across that world are complex, rich and non-linear, involving multiple negative and, more significantly, positive feedback loops. This article shows how globalization should be conceptualized as a series of adapting and co-evolving global systems, each characterized by unpredictability, irreversibility and co-evolution. Such systems lack finalized ‘equilibrium’ or ‘order’; and the many pools of order heighten overall disorder. They do not (...)
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