Scott Lash (born December 23, 1945) is a professor of sociology and cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Lash obtained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Michigan, an MA in Sociology from Northwestern University, and a PhD from the London School of Economics (1980). Lash began his teaching career as a lecturer at Lancaster University and became a professor in 1993. He moved to London in 1998 to take up his present post as Director for the Centre for Cultural Studies and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College.
Lash's work has been influential in sociology and cultural studies, he has been interviewed by numerous media outlets and other academics, including the BBC Radio's Essay and in Design and Culture. He has been an editor of the journal Theory, Culture and Society since 1989. His work with co-author John Urry has received a great deal of attention in cultural geography and Gibson Burrell stated their work "their book (The End of Organised Capitalism) was a huge achievement in the ‘assemblage’ of material, and 25 years of ‘events’ have not been too unkind to it." His works have been translated to 15 languages, and he has directed research projects in the domain of technology and media since 1996.
Scott lash urban justice and the crisis of neo liberalism
The Militant Worker, Class and Radicalism in France and America, London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1984.
The End of Organized Capitalism, Cambridge: Polity Books, 1987. Co-authored with John Urry.
Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity, London: Allen and Unwin, 1987 (Co-edited with Sam Whimster).
Sociology of Postmodernism, London: Routledge, 1990.
Post-Structuralist and Postmodernist Sociology, Sussex, Edward Elgar, 1991 (edited)
Modernity and Identity, Oxford: Blackwell, 1992 (co-edited with Jonathan Friedman)
Economies of Signs and Space, London: TCS/Sage 1994. (co-author is J Urry).