Philip Smith

Professor of Sociology and in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies


  • Social Interactions - Rude Stranger and Everyday Incivility Australia (2008)

    Encounters with rude strangers are commonplace in everyday life. This project provides a mapping and audit. It offers the first information collected worldwide on where we find such people, what they do that is rude and how we experience these situations. A focus is given to routine activity and to...

  • Theory Research Committee South Korea (2008 - 2008)

    Professors Smith and Alexander work on conferences on sociological theory. This work led them to organize an international conference on sociological theory in Busan, Korea, June 23-25, 2008.

  • Punishment and Culture in the US and Europe France; United Kingdom (2007 - 2008)

    The project looks at the history of punishment in the West since about 1750, with special attention given to the UK, France and USA. It develops a Durkheimian perspective that gives attention to the ritual and communicative aspects of punishment activity. Topics include the evolution of the prison,...

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