Harvie Ferguson

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Harvie Ferguson
Residence Scotland
Citizenship British
Nationality United Kingdom British
Fields Sociology
Institutions University of Leicester
University of Glasgow
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
University of Cambridge
University of Glasgow

Harvie Ferguson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Glasgow. He has written extensively on the development of cultural, philosophical, and psychological aspects of the development of western modernity.

He has published research on war experience in both a modern European and Japanese perspective.[1] His most recent books are Phenomenological Sociology: Insight and Experience in Modern Society (London: Sage 2006) and Self-Identity and Everyday Life (London: Routledge 2009).

Selected works[edit]

  • Ferguson, H. (2010), La pasión agotada. Estilos de la vida contemporánea. Buenos Aires/Madrid, Katz editores, ISBN 9788492946235[1]
  • Ferguson, H. (2006), Phenomenological Sociology. Insight and Experience in Modern Society. London, Sage. ISBN 0761959874[2]
  • Ferguson, H. (2000), Modernity and Subjectivity. Body, Soul, Spirit. Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press[3]
  • Ferguson, H. (1996), The Lure of Dreams. Sigmund Freud and the Construction of Modernity. London, Routledge[4]
  • Ferguson, H. (1994), Melancholy and the Critique of Modernity. Søren Kierkegaard's Religious Psychology. London, Routledge[5]
  • Ferguson, H. (1992), Religious Transformation in Western Society. The End of Happiness. London, Routledge[6]
  • Ferguson, H. (1990), The Science of Pleasure. Cosmos and Psyche in the Bourgeois World View. London, Routledge[7]


  1. ^ See, e.g. Harvie Ferguson (2004) 'The Sublime and the Subliminal: Modern Identities and the Aesthetics of Combat,' in Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 1-33.


External links[edit]

  • [8] Harvie Ferguson in University of Glasgow