Jason Hughes (sociologist)

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Jason Hughes
Jason Hughes

Academic background
Alma mater University of Leicester
Academic work
Institutions University of Leicester
Main interests Sociology
Website Profile page

Jason Hughes is currently a professor and Head of the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at University of Leicester. Previously, he worked as a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University in West London.[1]

Hughes' research interests include problematised consumption; drugs, addiction and health; emotions, work and identity; figurational sociology and sociological theory; methods and methodology; moral panics and regulation. His first book was Learning to Smoke[2] More recently[when?] he has completed, together with Eric Dunning, a study of the work of Norbert Elias entitled Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology: Knowledge, Interdependence, Power, Process.[3] He has also published a number of edited books, including Visual Methods[4] and Internet Research[5] and co-edited books, including, together with John Goodwin, Documentary and Archival Research[6] together with Chas Critcher, Julian Petley and Amanda Rolloff, Moral Panics in the Contemporary World[7] and, together with Nick Jewson and Lorna Unwin, Communities of Practice: Critical Perspectives[8]


  1. ^ "Profile page: Professor Jason Hughes". Department of Sociology, University of Leicester.
  2. ^ "Learning to Smoke". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  3. ^ "Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  4. ^ "SAGE Visual Methods | SAGE Publications Ltd". uk.sagepub.com. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  5. ^ "SAGE Internet Research Methods | SAGE Publications Ltd". uk.sagepub.com. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  6. ^ (Sage, 2014)
  7. ^ (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  8. ^ (Routledge, 2007)
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