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Andrew Sayer

Remembering John Urry and his Work

by Andrew Sayer

When you’ve known someone for a long time, it’s hard to separate the person from their work, and it’s probably best not to try. John Urry contributed to social science not just by publishing, but through example, by his way of being an academic. He showed that to be an effective researcher or teacher, there is no need to try to dominate, or to cultivate a “formidable” persona or difficult writing style. He was totally...

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