John Hannigan

John Hannigan
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Building HL 462

Professor Hannigan's research focuses on Social movements; the sociology of media; sociology of the postmodern city, and environmental issues and problems. He has written a number of papers on social movements, and media and religion, but his recent works are a book on Environmental Sociology: A Social Constructionist Perspective (Routledge, 1995), and a major review paper on The Post-Modern City in Current Sociology (Vol. 43, #1, 1995). Fantasy City his most recent book on urban entertainment destinations and development was published by Routledge in 1998. He is currently writing a critical essay on "The Global Entertainment Economy" under a SSHRC/Planning Secretariat - sponsored "Trends Project" grant.


Ph.D., Ohio State University

Teaching Interests

  • Environment and Society
  • Urban Sociology and Collective Behaviour

Research Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Urban Sociology


  • 2010 "The emergence model of environment and society." In Michael R. Redclift and Graham Woodgate (eds.), The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Second Edition (Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar), pp. 164-78
  • 2010 "Ethnic precincts and neo-bohemias: the future of retail and leisure 'contact zones' in the inclusive city." In Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Mejgan Massoumi, Blair A. Ruble, Per Subiros and Allison M. Garland (eds.), Urban Diversity: Space, Culture and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide (Washington, D.C. & Baltimore, MD: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The John Hopkins University Press), pp. 77-97
  • 2010 "Themed Environments" (pp. 805-9); "Urban Entertainment Destination" (pp. 868-71). In Ray Hutchison (ed.), Encyclopedia of Urban Studies (thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE).
  • Environmental Sociology [2nd revised edition] (London & New York: Routledge, 2006).
  • 2007 "From Fantasy City to Creative City." In Greg Richards and Julie Wilson (eds), Tourism, Creativity, Development (London: Routledge), pp. 48-56.
  • 2003 "Branding, the Global Entertainment Economy and Urban Place Building: Introduction to the Symposium on Branding, the Entertainment Economy and Urban Place Building." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 27 (2): 352-60.