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Eric Laurier - University of Edinburgh - Articles, Book Chapters

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Journal Articles

Laurier, E. (forthcoming) Civility and mobility: drivers (and passengers) appreciating the actions of other drivers (to appear in the special issue of Language & Communication, “On the Road: communicating traffic” edited by Elwys de Stefani, Mathias Broth & Arnulf Deppermann).
Laurier, E. (2017) The Uses of Stance in Media Production: A Study in Embodied Sociolinguistics, Journal of Sociolinguistics, (Talk and Beyond Series), 21, 1, 112-137
Brown, B. & Laurier, E. (2017) The trouble with autopilots: Assisted and autonomous driving on the social road, pp 416-429 in Proceedings of CHI 2017, New York, USA. Final version here: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3025462
Laurier, E. (2016) Youtube: fragments of an atlas of the video-tropics . Area, 48, 4, 488-495
Kirkwood, S., Jennings, B, Laurier, E., Cree, V. & Whyte, B (2016) Towards an interactional approach to reflective practice in social work, European Journal of Social Work, 19, 3-4, 484-499
Laurier, E., Brown, B., & McGregor, M. (2015) Mediated pedestrian mobility: walking and the map app, Mobilities, 11, 1, 117-134
Laurier, E. (2014) Dissolving the dog: the home made video. Cultural Geographies. 21 4, 627-638, DOI: 10.1177/1474474014530960
Laurier, E. (2014) The Graphic Transcript: poaching comic book grammar for inscribing the visual, spatial and temporal aspects of action. Geography Compass, 8, 4, 235-248
Weilenmann, A., Normark, D., & Laurier, E. (2014) Managing Walking Together: The Challenge of Revolving Doors. Space and Culture, Special Issue on Mobile Formations, 17, 2, 122-136
Brown, B., Laurier, E., & McGregor, M. (2013) iPhone in vivo. Proceedings of CHI 2013, Paris.
Laurier, E., Brown, B. & Lorimer, H. (2012) What it means to change lanes: actions, emotions and wayfinding in the family car, Semiotica, 191, 117-135.
Brown, B. & Laurier, E (2012) Word of mouth, Consumption, Markets and Culture, DOI:10.1080/10253866.2012.675827
Laurier, E, & Lorimer, H, (2012) Other ways: Landscapes of commuting, Landscape Research, 37, 2, 207-224
Brown, B. & Laurier, E. (2012) The normal, natural troubles of driving with GPS, CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA
Laurier, E. & Brown B. (2011) The Reservations of the Editor: the routine work of showing and knowing the film in the edit suite, Journal of Social Semiotics, 21: 2 239-257, Theme Issue ‘Analysing Spaces of Multimodal Discourse’ edited by Paul McIlvenny & Chaim Noy
Laurier, E. & Wiggins, S. (2011) Finishing the family meal: the interactional organisation of satiety, Appetite 56, 1: 53-64
Reeves, S., Brown, B. & Laurier E. (2009) Experts at Play: Understanding Skilled Expertise, Games and Culture 4: 205-227
Laurier, E, Strebel, I & Brown B. (2008) Video Analysis: Lessons from Professional Video Editing Practice, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9, 3 Article 37
Knoblauch, H., Baer, A. Laurier, E., Petschke, S. & Schnettler, B. (2008) Visual Analysis. New Developments in the Interpretative Analysis of Video and Photography, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9, 3 Article 14
Laurier, E. & Brown, B. (2008) Rotating maps and readers: praxiological aspects of alignment and orientation, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33, 201-21
Laurier, E. (2008) Drinking up endings: conversational resources of the cafe, Language & Communication, 28, 2, 165-181.
Laurier, E. (2008) How breakfast happens in the cafe, Time & Society, 17,1 119-143.
Laurier, E., Lorimer, H, Brown, B., Owain Jones, Oskar Juhlin, Allyson Noble, Mark Perry, Daniele Pica, Philippe Sormani, Ignaz Strebel, Laurel Swan, Alex S. Taylor, Laura Watts & Alexandra Weilenmann (2008) Driving and passengering: notes on the ordinary organisation of car travel, Mobilities, 3, 1, 1-23.
Laurier, E. & Philo, C. (2007) 'A Parcel of Muddling Muckworms': revisiting Habermas and the English Coffee House, Social and Cultural Geography, 8, 2, 259-281
Laurier, E. & Philo, C. (2006) Possible geographies: a passing encounter in a cafe, AREA, 38, 4 353-363
Laurier, E. & Philo, C. (2006) Cold shoulders and napkins handed: gestures of responsibility, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 31, 2, 193- 208
Laurier, E., Maze, R & Lundin, J. (2006) Putting the dog back in the park: animal and human mind-in-action, Mind, Culture & Activity, 13, 2-24
Brown, B. & Laurier, E. (2005) Maps and Journeys: an Ethnomethodological Investigation, Cartographica 4,3, 17-33
Laurier, E. (2005) Searching for a parking space, Intellectica, 2-3, 41-42, 101-116
Laurier, E. (2004) Doing Office Work on the Motorway, Theory, Culture & Society, 21, 4/5, 261-277
Laurier, E. (2004) The spectacular showing: Houdini and the wonder of ethnomethodology, Human Studies, Vol 27, 4, 377-399
Laurier, E.and Philo, C. (2004) Ethnoarchaeology and undefined investigations, Environment and Planning A, volume 36(3) March, pages 421 - 436
Laurier, E. and Philo, C. (2003) The region in the boot: mobilising lone subjects and multiple objects, Environment and Planning D, 11,1, 85-106
McKie, L., Laurier, E., Taylor, R. J., and Lennox, A. S. (2003) Eliciting the Smoker's Agenda: Implications for Policy and Practice, Social Science and Medicine, 56, 83-94
Laurier, E., Whyte, A. & Buckner, K. (2002) Neighbouring as an occasioned activity : "Finding a lost cat", space & culture 5, 4, 346-367
Laurier, E. (2002) Notes on dividing the attention of a car driver, Team Ethno Online
Laurier, E. & Whyte, A. (2001)' "I Saw You": searching for lost love via practices of reading,writing and responding', Sociological Research Online, 4, 4
Laurier, E. (2001) 'Why people say where they are during mobile phone calls', Environment and Planning D: Society & Space, 485-504
Laurier, E, Whyte, A. & Buckner, K. (2001) An ethnography of a cafe, Journal of Mundane Behaviour, 2, 2.
Laurier, E., Mckie, L. and Goodwin, N. (2000) Daily and lifecourse contexts of smoking, Sociology of Health and Illness, 22, 2.
Laurier, E. and Parr, H. (2000) Emotions and interviewing: position paper, Ethics, Place and Environment, 3, 2, 61-102
Laurier, E. (1999) Talking about cigarettes: conversational narratives about health and illness, Health, 3, 2, 189-207.
Laurier, E. and Philo, C. (1999) X-morphising: a review essay of Bruno Latour's 'Aramis or the love of technoloy’, Environment and Planning A, 31, 6 1047 - 1071
Laurier, E. (1999) Geographies of talk: 'max left a message for you’, Area, 31, 1, 35-48.
Laurier, E. (1998) Replication and Restoration: ways of making maritime heritage, Journal of Material Culture, 3, 1, 21-50.
Laurier, E. & Atkinson, D. (1998) A Sanitised City? Social Exclusion at Bristol's 1996 International Festival of the Sea, Geoforum, 29, 2, 199-206.

Book Chapters

Laurier, E, Miller, R & Muñoz, D. (forthcoming) Ethnography, Geographic Methods sections of the Geography section of Oxford Bibliographies
Laurier, E. (2016) Participant Observation (completely rewritten for the 3rd Edition), pp 169-181 in ‘Key Methods in Geography’, ed.s Nick Clifford, Meghan Cope,  Shaun French and Tom Gillespie, London: Sage
Laurier, E. (2016) Reunions: standing and turning relationships, pp111-126 in ‘The Reflexive Initiative: On the Grounds and Prospects of Analytic Theorizing’ ed. Stanley Raffel & Barry Sandwell, London: Routledge, 2016.
Laurier, E. (2015). Owning and sharing experiences of adventure: tourism, video and editing practices In, Main, S, Luckinbeal, C. & Cupples, J. Mediated Geographies / Geographies of Media. London: Springer.
Rauniomaa, M., Laurier, E., & Summala, H. (2014). Reading Meters: Vision, Instrumentation and Evaluation in Voluntary Post-Licence Training for Older Drivers. In A. K. Leist, J. Kulmala, & F. Nyqvist (Eds.), Health and Cognition in Old Age (pp. 1–21). London: Springer.
Laurier, E. (2014). Noticing: talk, gestures, movement and objects in video analysis. In R. Lee, N. Castree, R. Kitchin, V. Lawson, A. Paasi, R. Sarah, & C. W. Withers (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Human Geography. 250-272, London: Sage.
Laurier, E. & Brown, B. (2014) The mediated work of imagination in film editing: proposals, suggestions, re-iterations, directions and other ways of producing possible sequences, in M. Broth, E. Laurier, & L. Mondada, Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work, 237-261 Routledge: New York
Laurier, E., & Reeves, S. (2014). Cameras in video games: comparing play in Counter- Strike and the Doctor Who Adventures. In M. Broth, E. Laurier, & L. Mondada (Eds.), Studies of Video Practices. 181--207, London: Routledge.
Laurier, E. (2014) Capturing motion: video set-ups for driving, cycling and walking,In in the Handbook of Mobility (493-501), edited by Adey, P, Bissell, D, Merriman, P & Sheller, M., Routledge, London.
Laurier, E. (2013). Becoming a barista. In A. Tjora & G. Scrambler (Eds.), Café Society. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
Laurier, E. (2012). Encounters at the counter: the relationship between regulars and staff. In P. Tolmie & M. Rouncefield (Eds.), Ethnomethodology at play, Farnham: Ashgate.
Laurier, E. (2012) The unexpected richness of the roundabout: learning, viewing and assessing a new route, to appear in ‘Being Mobile’ ed.s Pentti Haddington, Maurice Nevile & Lorenza Mondada
Laurier, E., & Dant, T. (2012). What else we do while driving: towards the driverless car. In M. Grieco & J. Urry (Eds.), Mobilities: new perspectives on transport and society pp 223-244. Farnham: Ashgate.
Laurier, E. (2012). Pre-Cognition and Driving. In T. Cresswell & P. Merriman (Eds.), Geographies of Mobilities (pp. 69–82). Farnham: Ashgate.
Laurier, E. (2011) Trimming the timelines, catalogue for Victoria Clare Bernie at Street Level Gallery, Glasgow
Laurier, E. (2011) Arcadia, hearing ducks in the hallway, to appear in re-sounding Falkland ed.s Louise K Wison & David Chapman, Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Falkland
Laurier. E. (2010) Bruno Latour, in Key Thinkers on Space and Place, 2nd Edition ed. Phil Hubbard & Rob Kitchin London, Sage
Laurier, E (2010) How to feel things with words, 131-146, in Taking Place: Non-representational theories and geography, ed.s Ben Anderson and Paul Harrison, London, Berg
Laurier. E. (2010) Participant Observation, in Research Methods in Human and Physical Geography, 2nd Edition, ed. Nick Clifford & Gill Valentine, London, Sage.
Laurier, E. (2010) Being there/seeing there, pp103-117, in Ben Fincham, Mark McGuinness and Lesley Murray ‘Mobile Methodologies’, Palgrave
Laurier, E (2009) Ethnomethodological geographies, in the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed.s Nigel Thrift & Rob Kitchin
Reeves, S., Laurier, E. & Brown, B. (2007) L'art de jouer a Counter Strike, 130-140. in 'Culure d'Univers', edited by Frank Beau & Nicolas Auray, Editions fyp, Limoges
Reeves, S., Laurier, E. & Brown, B. (2006) The skilful work of play in Counter-Strike, to appear in 'The sociological analysis of Multiplayer Games', edited by Frank Beau & Nicolas Auray, ENST, FING, Paris
Esbjörnsson, M., Brown, B., Juhlin, O., Normark, D., Östergren, M. and Laurier, E. (2006) Watching the cars go round and round: designing for active spectating, in Proceedings of CHI 2006. ACM Press, pp. 1221-1224.
Laurier, E. & Philo C. (2006) ‘Natural problems of naturalistic video data', pp 183-192 in H. Knoblauch, J. Raab, H.-G. Soeffner & B. Schnettler (Eds.), Video-Analysis Methodology and Methods, Qualitative Audiovisual Data Analysis in Sociology. Oxford: Peter Lang.
Brown, B. and E. Laurier (2005) Designing electronic maps: an ethnographic approach. 247-252 in: L. Meng, A. Zipf, T. Reichenbacher (Eds.), Map-based mobile services – Theories, Methods and Implementations. Berlin, Springer Verlag
Laurier. E. (2004) Bruno Latour, in Key Thinkers on Space and Place, ed. Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin & Gill Valentine, London, Sage
Laurier. E. (2003) Participant Observation, in Research Methods in Human and Physical Geography, ed. Nick Clifford & Gill Valentine, London, Sage.
Laurier, E. (2002) 'This wreckless landscape', in Car Crash Culture, ed. Mikita Brotman, New York, Palgrave
Laurier, E., Whyte, A. & Buckner, K. (2002) 'I Saw You' or, Love's labour lost: the spatial work of finding someone to love via practices of reading and writing, pp114-132, Constructions sociales de l'espace, Les Territoires de l'anthropologie de la communication, ed. A. Dumont, Les Editions de l'Universitié de Liege, Belgium
Laurier, E. (2001) 'The region as a socio-technical accomplishment', pp46-60 in Wireless World, Social and Interactional Aspects of the Mobile Age, ed.s Barry Brown, Nicola Green & Richard Harper, Springer Verlag, London
Laurier, E. (2001) "Where is the artist in all of this?" in Echo, Wendy Kirkup, Locus+, Newcastle
Laurier, E. (1999) 'That sinking feeling: elitism, working leisure and yachting', in Crouch, D. (ed.), Leisure Practices and Geographical Knowledge, London, Routledge.
Laurier, E. (1999) 'Ultra-sound, art and geography, or, On the difficulties of taking pictures of the insides of your body.', in Brind, S. (ed.), Curious Artists, Visual Arts Projects, Glasgow, Scottish Arts Council.

Articles under consideration or in progress

Laurier, E. (awaiting a new home). Captures and blow-ups: on finally being able to read video recordings. Cultural Geographies.
Laurier, E. (reject (very nicely though)). The Lives Hidden by the Transcript and the Hidden Lives of the Transcript. Geography Compass.
Laurier, E & Reeves, S (rejected (sigh)) The revelations of the action-replay: video and the optical consciousness, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Lorimer, H, & Laurier E. (in progress) Taking care in the car,
Laurier, E & Brown, B. (rejected (sigh)) Cultures of seeing: pedagogies of the riverbank, Visual Studies
Laurier, E. (in progress) The cat in the shed: pets as moral and spatial features of a community.

Final Reports and PhD Thesis

de Kok, B, Laurier, E. & Widdicombe S. (2012) Managing adherence to anti-retroviral therapy: What lessons can we learn from the analysis of professional-client interactions?, SEDIT, Edinburgh
Baker, M., Blanc, C., Firth, E., Laurier, E., Olivares, Y., Surtees, T & van Duin, B. (2010) WATERSHED+ Manual, City of Calgary & Sans Facon.
Laurier, E, Lorimer, H. & Brown B. (2007) Habitable Cars: the organisation of collective car travel, Final Report to the ESRC, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.
Laurier, E. & Philo C. (2005) The Cappuccino Comunity: Cafes and civic life in the contemporary city, Final Report to the ESRC. Department of Geography, University of Glasgow
Laurier, E. (2005) What customers do, Field Report 3. Department of Geography, University of Glasgow
Laurier, E. (2004) One or several cafés: an ethnographic report, Field Report 2. Department of Geography & Geomatics, University of Glasgow
Laurier, E. (2003) The basics of becoming a barista. Field Report 1. Department of Geography & Geomatics, University of Glasgow
Buckner, K., Laurier, E., Shearer, T. & Whyte, A. (2000) Living Memory Methodological Archive, European Commission i3 Project, ESPRIT 25621, Deliverable 2.4 (Public Version)
Laurier, E., Buckner, K. & Whyte, A. Shearer, T. & Bates, K. (2000) A Case Study of User-profiling in Living Memory, European Commission i3 Project, ESPRIT 25621, Deliverable 2.5
Laurier, E., Goodwin, N. and Mckie, L. (1999) 'Smoking Cessation and the Notion of 'Benefit': Eliciting the Smoker's Agenda', Aberdeen, UK, Department of General Practice - Primary Care.
Laurier, E. and McKendrick, J. (1999) 'Drumchapel Youth Services', Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Laurier, E., McKendrick, J. and Scott, G. (1999) 'Young People in Drumchapel', Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Laurier, E., & Philo, C. (1998) 'Meet You At Junction 17: A socio-technical and spatial study of the mobile office', Glasgow, Dept. of Geography, University of Glasgow & ESRC, Swindon.
Laurier, E. (1996) 'City of Glas/z', Geography, Lampeter, University of Wales.