Professor Garry Robson

Garry Robson was awarded a PhD (Sociology) by Goldsmiths College , University of London in 1998. Following this he taught and researched for four years in England ( Goldsmiths College, University of East London) before relocating to Poland in 2002. He has since teaching sociology and cultural studies in Polish universities, mostly in Krakow. He is currently Professor Nadzwyczajny at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, UJ, teaching MA courses on Globalisation, Cultural Studies, Research Methods, The Sociology of Sport and African-American Expressive Culture on the international Transatlatnic Studies MA programme.

Research interests:

Research interests include Globalisation and Social/Cultural Change; Sociolinguistics( of English); Digital Culture and Surveillance in the Western Democacies; Popular Culture in Contemporary British and the USA; Sport, Social Class and the Body.

Publications:

1997 Class, Criminality and Embodied Consciousness: Charlie Richardson and a South East London Habitus, Centre for Urban and Community Research Occasional Paper. London: Goldsmiths College.

2000 ‘Millwall Football Club: Masculinity, Race and Belonging', in Munt, S. (ed.) Cultural Studies and the Working Class: Subject to Change. London and New York: Cassell.

2000 ‘No One Likes Us, We Don't Care': The Myth and Reality of Millwall Fandom. Oxford: Berg.

2001 ‘The Lion Roars: Myth, Identity and Millwall Fandom', in Armstrong, G. and Giulianotti, R. (eds) Fear and Loathing in World Football. Oxford: Berg.

2001 [with T. Butler] ‘Coming to Terms with London: Middle Class Communities in a Global City', in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 25, No. 1.

2001 [with T. Butler] ‘Social Capital, Gentrification and Neighbourhood Change in London: A Comparison of Three South London Neighbourhoods', in Urban Studies, Vol. 38, No. 12.

2001 Annual Process Report of Pepys Community Forum. London: CUCR, Goldsmiths College (ISBN No. 0 902 986 000 3).

2003 [with T. Butler] ‘Plotting the Middle Classes in London: Gentrification and Circuits of Education', in Housing Studies, Vol. 18, No.1

2003 [with T. Butler] London Calling: The Middle Classes and the Re-making of Inner London. Oxford: Berg.

2008 ‘Social Change and the Challenge to RP: Approaching the British Cultural Revolution through Accents and Dialects', in Gay, I.R., Guijarro, A. and Hernandez, J. (eds) New Trends in English Teacher Education: Linguistics, Literature and Culture, Cuenca: University of Castilla-La Mancha

2010 ‘Whatever Happened to the British Stiff Upper Lip? The Cultural Revolution, the "Broken Britain" Debate and the Evaporation of Respectable Society', in Misztal, M. and Trawinski, M. (eds) Current Issues in English Studies, Krakow: Pedagogical University of Krakow Press.

2011 ‘Language, the Riots and Britain's Globalized Underclass', YaleGlobal Online Magazine, http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/

2012 (In press) ‘Fear, Fragmentation and Vulnerability in Contemporary Britain', in Kalaga, W. (ed.) Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subjects of Ideology, Cambridge UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2012 (In press) ‘Britain in Transition: Diversity, Therapy Culture and the Legacy of New Labour', in Banas, M. (ed.) Global Transformations: Culture, Politics, Economy, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press

2012 (In press) ‘Cosmopolitanism and "Multiculturalism from Below" in Contemporary Britain', in Telgedi, A. (ed.) Cosmopolitanism in a Cosmopolitan Sense, New Europe College: Bucharest

Prof. Garry Robson has published a new article in the prestigious YaleGlobal Online, a magazine issued by Yale University. In his paper, Prof. Robson discusses the issues of globalization, ethnicity, and linguistics in the context of the August riots in Great Britain.

The article is available here

Current projects:

He is currently engaged in research for a book on the cultural transformation of the United Kingdom nad its realtions with the USA and EU since 1997.

Contact:

email: garry.robson@gmail.com

Publications

» Books

2003, London Calling: The Middle Classes and the Re-making of Inner London, Oxford: Berg, (co-author: T. Butler), 228 pages

2001, Annual Process Report of Pepys Community Forum, London: CUCR, Goldsmiths College, 46 pages

2000, ‘No One Likes Us, We Don't Care': The Myth and Reality of Millwall Fandom, Oxford: Berg, 220 pages

1997, Class, Criminality and Embodied Consciousness: Charlie Richardson and a South East London Habitus, Centre for Urban and Community Research Occasional Paper. London: Goldsmiths College, 31 pages

» Chapters

2012, Fear, Fragmentation and Vulnerability in Contemporary Britain, [in:] Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subjects of Ideology, (eds.) W. Kalaga, Cambridge UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 33-46.

2012,  Social policy, multiculturalism and 'cosmopolitanism from below', [in:] Contemporary Britain, proceedings of the conference Cosmopolitanism in a Cosmopolitan Sense, Centre for Advanced Studies, New Europe College, Bucharest, pp. 194-215.
 
2010, Whatever Happened to the British Stiff Upper Lip? The Cultural Revolution, the "Broken Britain" Debate and the Evaporation of Respectable Society, [in:] Current Issues in English Studies, (eds.) M. Misztal, M. Trawinski, Krakow: Pedagogical University of Krakow Press.

2008, Social Change and the Challenge to RP: Approaching the British Cultural Revolution through Accents and Dialects, [in:] New Trends in English Teacher Education: Linguistics, Literature and Culture, (eds.) I. R. Gay, A. Guijarro, J. Hernandez, Cuenca: University of Castilla-La Mancha, pp. 199-214.

2001, The Lion Roars: Myth, Identity and Millwall Fandom, [in:] Fear and Loathing in World Football, (eds.) G. Armstrong, R. Giulianotti, Oxford: Berg, pp. 43-62.

2000, Millwall Football Club: Masculinity, Race and Belonging, [in:] Cultural Studies and the Working Class: Subject to Change, (eds.) S. Munt, London and New York: Cassell, pp. 219-233.

 

» Articles

2012, Britain in Transition: Diversity, Therapy Culture and the Legacy of New Labour, „Politeja", vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 17-28.

2011, Language, the riots and Britain's globalized underclass, „YaleGlobal Online Magazine"

2003, Plotting the Middle Classes in London: Gentrification and Circuits of Education, „Housing Studies" , vol. 18, No.1, (co-author: T. Butler) , pp. 5-28.
 
2001, ‘Coming to Terms with London: Middle Class Communities in a Global City', „International Journal of Urban and Regional Research" , vol. 25, No. 1, (co-author: T. Butler) , pp. 70-86.

2001, ‘Social Capital, Gentrification and Neighbourhood Change in London: A Comparison of Three South London Neighbourhoods', „Urban Studies", vol. 38, No. 12, (co-author: T. Butler) , pp. 2145-1262.

» Conference Papers

2012, „Language, Culture and Politics", Wyższa Szkoła Europejska im. ks. Józefa Tichnera, Kraków.

2011, 12th Internationl April Conference, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków.

2011, „Between Tradition and Change: The Future of English in the Light of Globalization, Transculturalism and Internationalization", University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Dania.

2010, „Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology", Uniwersytet Śląski, Ustroń.

2010, „Global Transformations: Culture, Politics, Economy", Instytut Studiów Regionalnych, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków.

2009, 3rd International Conference on Teacher Education, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Kraków.

2007, referat wygłoszony podczas 3rd International Conference on Teacher Education, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Hiszpania.

2001, „Cities: Competetiveness and Cohesion Programme", Economic Council and Social Research Council, University of Liverpool, England.

2000, „Cities: Competetiveness and Cohesion Programme", Economic Council and Social Research Council, University of Glasgow, Szkocja.

1996, „Fanatics! International Research Conference", University of Manchester, Manchester, Anglia.