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Larry RAY Professor of Sociology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury


 Larry Ray is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, UK. His research and publications have extended across social theory, globalization, post-communism, ethnonational conflict, sociology of memory, Jewish Studies, the sociology of violence, and photography. He is the author of twelve authored and edited books, including Theorizing Classical Sociology (Open University Press, 1999), Social Theory and Postcommunism (with William Outhwaite, Blackwell, 2005), Globalization and Everyday Life (Routledge, 2007), Violence and Society (Sage, 2011, with a revised second edition, 2018), Violence and Society - Towards a New Sociology (with Jane Kilby, Sociological Review Monograph Series), and Boundaries, Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism (with Maria Diemling, Routledge, 2016). He has also recently published on Karl Marx’s bicentenary, and the politics of disputed Holocaust memory in Poland. He is currently working on photography, violence and the public sphere. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.