Richard G. Smith (geographer)

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Dr Richard G Smith is a British geographer with interests in social theory and cities.

He is a senior lecturer in human geography at Swansea University in the UK.[1] At twenty he graduated with a first class degree from the University of Hull, and at twenty four with a PhD from Bristol University under the supervision of the non-representational theorist Nigel Thrift. He was elected to Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1997.

He has research interests in social theory (poststructuralism) and urban studies (global cities). He is an expert specialist on the philosophy of Jean Baudrillard being the editor of The Baudrillard Dictionary and Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories.

Selected Writings[edit]

1. Smith RG, Clarke DB and Doel MA eds. (2011) Special Issue: Jean Baudrillard, Cultural Politics, Vol 7, Issue 3, November.

2. Smith RG, Clarke DB and Doel MA eds. (2011) Editorial: 'Baudrillard Redux: Antidotes to Integral Reality', Cultural Politics, Vol 7, Issue 3, November, pp.*-*

3. Smith RG (2011) "'Poststructuralism' (pp. 190-2), 'Post-Marxism' (pp. 181-83), and 'Postmodern/Postmodernity' (pp. 184-86)", in Sim S ed. The Lyotard Dictionary, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

4. Smith RG (2011) "NY-LON", in International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities edited by Taylor P, Derudder B, Hoyler M & Witlox F (Edward Elgar)

5. Smith RG & Doel MA (2010) "Questioning the theoretical basis of current global-city research: structures, networks, and actor-networks", International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 34.4, December. (Available on IJURR Early View)

6. Smith RG (2010) "Urban studies without 'scale': localizing the global through Singapore", in Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies edited by Ignacio Farias and Thomas Bender (Routledge), pp. 73–90

7. Smith RG ed. (2010) The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh). ISBN 978-0-7486-3921-2

8. Clarke D B, Doel M A, Merrin W, and Smith R G eds. (2009) Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, London). ISBN 978-0-415-46442-0

9. Smith RG (2009) "Structuralism / Structuralist Geography", in The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography edited by Rob Kitchin & Nigel Thrift, Volume 11 (Elsevier, Oxford), pp. 30–38

10. Smith RG (2003) "World city topologies", Progress in Human Geography, 27 (5), 561-582

11. Smith RG (2003) "World city actor-networks", Progress in Human Geography, 27 (1), 25-44

12. Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (2000) "World city network: a new metageography?", millennial issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90, March, 123-134

13. Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (1999) "A roster of world cities", Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 16 (6), 445-458


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