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Professor Tim Dant Retired

Professor Tim Dant Retired

Emeritus

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 594183
Web: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/centres/cemore

Affiliations

Sociology
Mobilities.Lab

Research Interests

Since retiring from my Professorship at Lancaster University in December 2014 I have been pleased to remain a ?continuing member' of the University. I remain on the supervisory teams of two current PhD students, one working on ?climate change rhetoric and catastrophe' and another on the impact of ?legal highs' in rapidly modernising Romania. I have also recently joined the supervisory team for a Phd student who is researching ?cycling sociabilities'.

Following my period as Head of Department of Sociology (2010-2013) I enjoyed a sabbatical that gave me a taste for reading again. I began a project on formulating a critical phenomenology from the work of Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and Schutz? but so far have only managed to produce essays. One was published online last year taking a phenomenological approach to Theory of Mind and autism (it grew out of my involvement in the Catalyst project at Lancaster), another in the publication pipeline is on ?guns and morality, taking issue with the Latourian view of materiality. A third draws on the role of bicycle repair videos in a changing material culture to argue for what Hans Jonas calls an ?imperative of responsibility' towards the stuff we use. I have a further two in draft form taking issue with the theory of ?extended mind' and the morality of technology that I am working on with a Dutch Emeritus Professor of Tissue Engineering. There are a series of themes in all these bits of writing; things and material culture, cultural mediation, moral responsibility for stuff and technology, theories of mind, perception and human action. Eventually I hope to form these ideas into a critical phenomenology useful in the dying days of late modernity.

Recent publications:

Dant, T (2015) ?In two minds: Theory of Mind, intersubjectivity and autism', Theory and Psychology, Vol. 25(1), 45-62.

Dant, T. (2014) ?The Driver and the Passenger' in P. Adey; D. Bissell; K. Hannam; P. Merriman, M. Sheller (eds) Mobilities Handbook, London: Routledge

Dant, T. (2014) ?True Automobility' in E. Casella, G. Evans, P. Harvey, H. Knox, C. Mclean, E. Silva, N. Thoburn and K. Woodward (eds) Objects and Materials: A Routledge Companion London: Routledge ? paper accepted, in press.

Laurier, E. and Dant T. (2012) ?What else we do while driving: towards the driverless car' in M. Grieco and J. Urry (eds) Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society, Farnham: Ashgate.

Dant, T. (2012) ?Seeing Things: Apprehending Material Culture' in I. Heywood and B. Sandywell (eds.) Handbook of Visual Culture, Oxford: Berg.

Dant, T. (2012) Television and the Moral Imaginary: Society and the Small Screen,Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave. 

Current Teaching

Selected Publications

Television and the moral imaginary: society through the small screen

Dant, T. 2012 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 215 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The work of repair: gesture, emotion and sensual knowledge

Dant, T. 31/08/2009 In: Sociological Research Online. 15, (3), p. n/a 25 p.7

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The 'Pragmatics' of Material Interaction.

Dant, T. 03/2008 In: Journal of Consumer Culture. 8, 1, p. 11-33 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Drivers and passengers

Dant, T. 20/12/2013 The Routledge handbook of mobilities. Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P. & Sheller, M. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

True automobility

Dant, T. 11/07/2013 Objects and materials: a Routledge companion. Harvey, P., Casella, E., Evans, G., Knox, H., McLean, C., Silva, E., Thoburn, N. & Woodward, K. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. n/a

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2012

Seeing Things: Apprehending material culture

Dant, T. 01/2012 Handbook of Visual Culture. Heywood, I. & Sandywell, B. (eds.). Oxford: Berg

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

What else we do while driving: towards the driverless car

Laurier, E. & Dant, T. 01/2012 Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society. Greico, M. & Urry, J. (eds.). Ashgate, p. 223-244 22 p. (Transport and Society)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Television and the moral imaginary: society through the small screen

Dant, T. 2012 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 215 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2011

Material Culture

Dant, T. 11/2011 Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Claude Levi-Strauss

Dant, T. 11/2011 Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Discourse

Dant, T. 11/2011 Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Car Culture

Dant, T. 11/2011 Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Roland Barthes

Dant, T. 11/2011 Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Fernand Braudel

Dant, T. 11/2011 Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

2009

The work of repair: gesture, emotion and sensual knowledge

Dant, T. 31/08/2009 In: Sociological Research Online. 15, (3), p. n/a 25 p.7

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Car culture / car girls.

Dant, T. 2008 Car Girls. Hassink, J. (ed.). New York: Aperture Foundation, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The 'Pragmatics' of Material Interaction.

Dant, T. 03/2008 In: Journal of Consumer Culture. 8, 1, p. 11-33 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

iPod... iCon.

Dant, T. 12/2008 In: Studi Culturali. 5, 3, p. 355-374 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Windsurfing: an extreme form of material and embodied interaction?

Dant, T. & Wheaton, B. 12/2007 In: Anthropology Today. 23, 6, p. 8-12 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Materiality and civilization: things and society.

Dant, T. 1/06/2006 In: British Journal of Sociology. 57, 2, p. 289-308 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Materiality and Society.

Dant, T. 2005 Buckingham: Open University Press. 154 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

From passage to parly 2: commodity culture in Benjamin and Baudrilard.

Gilloch, G. & Dant, T. 2005 In: New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory and Politics . No 54, p. 139-153 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

The Driver-Car.

Dant, T. 1/08/2004 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 21, 4-5, p. 61-79 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Recording the Habitus.

Dant, T. 2004 Seeing is Believing? Approaches to visual methodology. Pole, C. (ed.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, Vol. Studie, p. 43-63 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2003

Critical Social Theory: Culture, Society and Critique.

Dant, T. 2003 Sage. 165 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Dealing with dirt: servicing and repairing cars.

Dant, T. & Bowles, D. 2003 In: Sociological Research Online. 8, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Pictures of the past: Benjamin and Barthes on photography.

Dant, T. & Gilloch, G. 02/2002 In: European Journal of Cultural Studies. 5, 1, p. 5-25 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

By car: carrying modern society.

Dant, T. & Martin, P. 2001 Ordinary Consumption. Gronow, J. & Warde, A. (eds.). 2 ed. London: Routledge, 257 p. (Studies in consumption and markets)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Fruitbox/toolbox: biography and objects.

Dant, T. 2001 In: Auto/Biography. IX, 1 & 2, p. 11-20 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Consumption caught in the cash nexus.

Dant, T. 11/2000 In: Sociology. 34, 4, p. 665-670 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Stars in our eyes?

Dant, T. 2000 In: Things. 12, p. 130-133 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

Material culture in the social world: values, activities, lifestyles.

Dant, T. 1999 Buckingham: Open University Press. 227 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1998

Planning: Applied Rationality or Contingent Practice?

Dant, T. & Francis, D. 1998 In: Sociological Research Online. 3, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1997

Thoroughly modern Mannheim and the postmodern Weltanschauung.

Dant, T. 12/1997 In: Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia. 4, p. 531-558 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1996

Fetishism and the social value of objects.

Dant, T. 08/1996 In: The Sociological Review. 44, 3, p. 495-516 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1994

Co-ordinating care at home: a handbook for organising support for elderly people at home.

Dant, T. & Gully, V. 1994 London: Harper Collins.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1991

Knowledge, ideology & discourse: a sociological perspective.

Dant, T. 1991 London: Routledge. 236 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1989

Hostels to homes?: the rehousing of homeless single people.

Dant, T. & Deacon, A. 1989 Aldershot: Avebury. 114 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

 

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