School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Professor Barry Smart
Professor of Sociology
Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, HANTS., PO1 3AS
Barry has worked at universities in Australia, England, Japan and New Zealand. He was at the University of Sheffield until 1988 and was then Associate-Professor at Auckland University before joining Portsmouth in 1995. Areas of research interest and expertise include classical and contemporary social thought, critical theory, fiscal sociology and economic transformation of modernity, cultural and economic analyses of consumption, environmental consequences of consumerism, as well as social and historical analyses of sport. He is also a member of the International Sociological Association.
Recent publications include
- 2011 Post-Industrial Society 4 Volumes, Sage.
- 2010 Consumer Society: Critical Issues and Environmental Consequences. Sage
- 2005 The Sport Star: Modern Sport and the Cultural Economy of Sporting Celebrity. Sage.
- 2003 Economy, Culture and Society. Open University Press.
Main Undergraduate Teaching Commitments
Barry convenes and teaches a core level two social theory unit Classical Sociology, a core level three social theory unit The Transformation of Modern Society as well as an optional course on Consumer Society at level three. In addition he contributes to a level one unit Sociological Analysis and a level two unit Global Sociology. He has also taught courses on Sport, Leisure and Culture and Football and Society.
Higher Degree Teaching/Supervision
Barry contributes to MA courses and offers PhD supervision in the areas of classical and contemporary social thought, critical theory, social and economic transformation, contemporary consumer culture, including environmental issues, and the cultural economy of sport.
Full research profile: Barry Smart