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Professor Scott Lash

Professor Scott Lash
Centre for Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths College
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
+44 (0)171 9197983


Scott Lash (Silicon Alleys: Networks of Virtual Objects) was born in Chicago. He took a BSc as in Psychology from the University of Michigan and MA in Sociology from Northwestern University. His PhD was from the London School of Economics (1980). Lash began his teaching career as a Lecturer at Lancaster University. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1988, to Reader in 1990 and to Professor in 1993. He moved to London in 1998 to take up his present post as Director for the Centre for Cultural Studies and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London University.

His books include The End of Organized Capitalism (with John Urry, 1987)), Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity (co-edited, 1987), Sociology of Postmodernism (1990), Modernity and Identity (co-edited, 1992), Economies of Signs and Space (with John Urry, 1994), Reflexive Modernization (with Beck and Giddens, 1994), Global Modernities (co-edited, 1995), Risk, Environment and Modernity (co-edited, 1995), Detraditionalization (co-edited, 1996), Time and Value (co-edited, 1998) and Another Modernity, A Different Rationality (1999).

He was a Humboldt Fellow in Berlin between 1988-1991. And has been an editor of Theory, Culture and Society - the journal and the book series - since 1989. Lash was an investigator on an EC DG XII grant on the Environment and Media in 1993. He was Principal Investigator on the Biographies of Cultural Products grant as part of the ESRC Media Economics and Culture Research Programme 1996-1999. His books have been translated into ten languages.


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