Dr Wallace McNeish

Senior Lecturer

School School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department Division of Sociology

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8742

Biography

Wallace McNeish holds the following degrees:

BA (Hons) Social Sciences (Politics and Sociology), First Class, Glasgow Caledonian University, 1994.

M.Phil in Political in Political Theory and Philosophy, Distinction, Thesis: Habermas, Foucault and the New Social Movements, University of Glasgow, 1995.

PhD in Sociology, The Anti-Roads Protest Movement in Nineties Britain: a Sociological Interpretation, University of Glasgow, 2000.

Before coming Abertay he taught a variety of Sociology and Politics courses at the University of Glasgow, University of Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian University. He also worked as a contract researcher on a number of funded sociology projects at the University of Glasgow.

He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009 and served as Sociology Division Leader between 2011 and 2015 when he gave up the position because it ceased to be rotational and became permanent.

Wallace McNeish is currently Module Leader for

ELE011 Debating the 21st Century

SOC102 History and Social Change

SOC201 Classical Social Theory

SOC401 Political Sociology

SOC400 Sociology Honours Project

 

He contributes teaching to

SOC301 Contemporary Social Theory

ELE012 Film and Game Genres

Interests

Wallace McNeish has conducted published research in the following fields

Social Movements and Political Protest

Environmentalism

The British Welfare State

Young People, Unemployment, Education, Training and Labour Markets in the European Union

Young People, Disadvantage and Access to Higher Education

The Effects of Studying Sociology upon the Lives of Non-Traditional Higher Education Students

 

He has recently developed a research interest in

The Computer Games Industry

Creative Industries

Apocalypticism in Contemporary Culture and Society

The Scottish Independence Movement

 

Wallace McNeish will consider supervisions for Masters by Research or PhDs that fall broadly within the fields indicated above.

2017

Life of a Scottish nationalist

McNeish, W. (2017) Life of a Scottish nationalist. . . . Common Space.
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Life of a Scottish nationalist

McNeish, W. (2017) Life of a Scottish nationalist. . . . Common Space.
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Life of a Scottish nationalist

McNeish, W. (2017) Life of a Scottish nationalist. . . . Common Space.
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Life of a Scottish nationalist

McNeish, W. (2017) Life of a Scottish nationalist. . . . Common Space.
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Life of a Scottish nationalist

McNeish, W. (2017) Life of a Scottish nationalist. . . . Common Space.
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From revelation to revolution

McNeish, W. (2017) From revelation to revolution. . . p. 1035-1054. .
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2016

Contracting the right to roam

McNeish, W. & Olivier, S. (2016) Contracting the right to roam. In: The Palgrave handbook of leisure theory. Spracklen, K. (ed.), Lashua, B. (ed.), Sharpe, E. (ed.), Swain, S. (ed.). p. 289-308. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
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2013

Critical perspectives on the games industry

McNeish, W. (2013) Critical perspectives on the games industry. In: Changing the rules of the game: economic, management and emerging issues in the computer games industry. Hotho, S. (ed.), McGregor, N. (ed.). 1 ed., p. 166-185. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
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2009

Understanding social welfare movements

Annetts, J., Law, A., McNeish, W. & Mooney, G. (2009) Understanding social welfare movements. . . Bristol: Policy Press.
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2008

Visualising urban sustainability

Isaacs, J. P., Falconer, R. E., McNeish, W., Fullwood, P., Romilly, P. & Blackwood, D. J. (2008) Visualising urban sustainability. . . . Abertay University.
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2007

Contesting the new irrational actor model

Law, A. & McNeish, W. (2007) Contesting the new irrational actor model. . . p. 439-456. .
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2006

Aides à l’emploi des jeunes dans l’UE

McNeish, W. & Loncle-Moriceau, P. (2006) Aides à l’emploi des jeunes dans l’UE. . . p. 44-61. .
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2005

Learning sociology for life

Law, A. ., McNeish, W. & Di Domenico, C. (2005) Learning sociology for life. . . Dundee: University of Abertay.
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Georges Sorel & the social myth of the general strike

McNeish, W. (2005) Georges Sorel & the social myth of the general strike. In: The Edinburgh dictionary of continental philosophy. Protevi, J. (ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
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2004

Política publica y desempleo juvenil en la Unión Europea

McNeish, W. & Loncle, P. (2004) Política publica y desempleo juvenil en la Unión Europea. . . p. 65-82. .
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2003

Youth unemployment and the state

McNeish, W. & Loncle, P. (2003) Youth unemployment and the state. . . p. 29-52. .
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State policy and youth unempolyment in the EU

McNeish, W. & Loncle, P. (2003) State policy and youth unempolyment in the EU. In: Young people and contradictions of inclusion: towards integrated transition policies in Europe. Blasco, A. (ed.), McNeish, W. (ed.), Walther, A. (ed.). p. 105-126. Bristol: Policy Press.
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Introduction

Walther, A. & McNeish, W. (2003) Introduction. In: Young people and contradictions of inclusion: towards integrated transition policies in Europe. Blasco, A. (ed.), McNeish, W. (ed.), Walther, A. (ed.). p. 1-15. Bristol: Policy Press.
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Young people and contradictions of inclusion

Blasco, A. L., McNeish, W. & Walther, A. (2003) Young people and contradictions of inclusion. . . Bristol: Policy Press.
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Base station fears

Law, A., McNeish, W. & Gray, L. (2003) Base station fears. . . p. 320-330. .
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2001

Integration through training

Furlong, A. & McNeish, W. (2001) Integration through training. . . Brussels: European Union.
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2000

The vitality of local protest

McNeish, W. (2000) The vitality of local protest. In: Direct action in British environmentalism. Seel, B. (ed.), Paterson, M. (ed.), Doherty, B. (ed.). 1 ed., p. 183-198. London: Routledge.
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1999

Resisting colonisation

McNeish, W. (1999) Resisting colonisation. In: Transforming politics: power and resistance. Bagguley, P. (ed.), Hearn, J. (ed.). p. 67-84. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
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More Information

Funding

I have recently completed leading an ATLEF funded interdisciplinary research project entitled 'Creativity, Employability and the Gaming Habitus'. This project brought together members of the Sociology Division and the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games to research games, gaming, gamers and game cultures.

Esteem

Esteem

Currently External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Sociology and BA (Hons) Criminology, Teeside University.

External Examiner for: BA (Hons) Community Studies & BA (Hons) Applied Community Studies, University of Bolton, 2009-2014.

Grant Application Reviewer for the ESRC.

Referee for Sociological Research OnlineSociologyMobilization, Journal of Youth Studies, Eastern Sociological Forum.

Knowledge Exchange

Wallace McNeish has given conference presentations, invited papers and interactive workshops over the past twenty years at a variety of venues including: the British Sociological Association (various venues), Alternative Futures (Manchester Metropolitan), Employment Research Institute (Napier University), C-SAP (Birmingham), European Youth Transitions (Madrid), British Philosophy of Sport Association (University of Brighton), DIGRA (Abertay University), University of Glasgow, Universitty of Bologna, University of Pamplona, University of Copenhagen, University of Niederrhein,  Heriot-Watt University.

Outreach

Outreach

The Sociology Division regularly engages in different forms of outreach, recruitment and public engagement activity including Information and Open Days, School and College visits, the hosting of Schools and Colleges teaching events, public debates and media contributions in relation to specialist research fields.

If you would like a sociologist from the Division to engage in any form of public engagement activity please use the contact details for staff provided on the University webpages.

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