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Research Profile

Dr Robin Smith  


Selected Publications

Books

Smith, R.J. and Hetherington, K. (Eds.) (In Press) Urban Rhythms: Mobilities, Space and Interaction in the contemporary city Sociological Review Monograph Series. Chichester: Wiley   

Book Chapters

Smith, R.J. (In Press) ‘Symbolic Interaction’ in E. Mason-Whitehead, E., A. Mcintosh and D. Coyle Key Concepts in Healthcare Research. London: Sage

Smith, R.J. and Hall, T. (In Press) ‘No time out: mobility, rhythmicity and urban patrol in the twenty-four hour city’ in R.J. Smith, and K. Hetherington (Eds.) (In Press) Urban Rhythms: Mobilities, Space and Interaction in the contemporary city Sociological Review Monograph Series. Chichester: Wiley

Journal Articles

Smith, R.J. (2013) Accounting for the landscape of regeneration: spatial membership, categorisation practices and the moral order of commonsense topographies. Space and Culture 16(1): 43-59

Smith, R.J. (2011) Goffman’s Interaction Order at the Margins: Stigma, role, and normalisation in the outreach encounter. [Special Issue: Interaction] Symbolic Interaction 34(3): 357-376

Smith, R.J., Heley, J., Stafford, I. (2011) Woolworths and Wales: A multi-dimensional analysis Sociological Research Online16 (1)

Hall, T. and Smith, R.J. (2013) Knowing the city: maps, mobility and urban outreach work. Qualitative Research [Online First. 24/01/13] DOI: 10.1177/1468794112469623

Hall, T. and Smith, R.J. (2012) Stop and go: a field study of pedestrian practice, immobility and urban outreach work. Mobilities. [Online First, 25/03/12] DOI:10.1080/17450101.2012.659470

Hall, T. and Smith, R.J. (2011) Walking, Welfare and the Good City Anthropology in Action 18(3): 33-44

Housely, W. and Smith, R.J. (2011) Mundane reason, membership categorization practices and the everyday ontology of space and place in interview talk. Qualitative Research 11(6): 698-715

Housley W. and Smith, R.J. (2011) Telling the CAQDAS Code: Membership Categorization and the Accomplishment of ‘Coding Rules’ in Research Team Talk Discourse Studies 13(4): 417-434  

Housley, W. and Smith, R.J. (2010) Innovation and Reduction in Qualitative Methods: The Case of Conceptual Coupling, Activity-Type Pairs and Auto-Ethnography Sociological Research Online 15 (4)

Housley, W., Moles, K., and Smith, R.J. (2009) Identity, Brand or Citizenship: The Case of Post-Devolution Wales Contemporary Wales 22: 196-210   

Review Essay

Smith, R.J. (2012) How far does mobility get us? Sociology 45 (6): 555-561   

Other Publications

Housley, W. and Smith, R.J. (2011) Stripping Out the Social: Innovation and Reduction in Contemporary Qualitative Methods Qualitative Researcher Spring

Smith, R.J. (2011) Whose Method is it Anyway? Researching space, setting, and practice Cardiff University Working Paper Series Paper 135   

Key Conference Contributions and Invited Papers

“Movement, need and  the politics of public space”. American Sociological Association Annual Conference. New York, August 2013

“Movement, territory and  need”. British Sociological Association Annual Conference. London, April 2013

“Moving Encounters”. Royal Geographical Society Conference. Edinburgh, July 2012

“Keeping up appearances: the street-level politics of care, repair and maintenance”. Invited paper, Edinburgh University Human Geography Seminar Series. May 2012

“The politics of care and repair”. British Sociological Association Annual Conference. Leeds, April 2012

“Urban Circulations: Outreach work, homelessness, and the city”. British Sociological Association Annual Conference. London, April 2011

“Circuits of City Space: Moving and Meeting With the Homeless. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 21/11/10 (paper given as part of a submitted session ‘Domesticating and Domesticated Urban Space’, organised by myself)

“The Urban Problem: From the Bay to the Soup Run.” British Council-Netherlands Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Urbanism 8-9 October 2010

“Researching Space, Place, and Setting: Perspectives on Theory and Method.” ESRC research methods festival 5-8 July 2010 (Invited paper)

“Tinkering at the Margins: The outreach encounter.” British Sociological Association Annual Conference Glasgow, April, 2010