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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
m.c.purvis

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+44 (0) 113 34 36751

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Publications

Selected papers

  • Purvis, M. (2009) Between late-lasting empire and late-developing nation-state: a Triestine perspective on city/state relations, Social and Cultural Geography 10: 305-23.
  • Purvis, M. and Atkinson, D. (2009) Performing wartime memories: ceremony as contest at the Risiera di San Sabba death camp, Trieste, Social and Cultural Geography 10: 343-62.
  • Purvis, M. (2009) Retailing and economic uncertainty in interwar Britain: co-operative (mis)fortunes in north-west England, in Baigent, E. and Mayhew, R. J. (eds) English Geographies 1600-1950. Historical Essays on English Cultures, Customs and Communities in Honour of Jack Langton, SJC Research Centre, pp 127-43.
  • Purvis, M. (2009 forthcoming) Historical geographies of finance, in Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Elsevier.
  • Purvis, M. (1998) 'Societies of consumers and consumer societies: co-operation, consumption and politics in Britain and continental Europe c.1850-1920', Journal of Historical Geography 24(2), 147-69.
  • Purvis, M., Drake, F., Clarke, D., Phillips, D. and Kashti, A. (1997) 'Fragmenting uncertainties. Some British business responses to stratospheric ozone depletion', Global Environmental Change, 7(2), 93-111.
  • Purvis, M. (1994) 'Yesterday in parliament: British politicians and debate over stratospheric ozone depletion, 1970-92', Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 12, 361-79.
  • Clarke, D. B. and Purvis, M. (1994) 'Dialectics, difference and the geographies of consumption', Environment and Planning A 26, 1091-1109.
  • Purvis, M. (1992) 'Co-operative retailing in Britain', in Benson, J and Shaw, G. (eds) The Evolution of Retail Systems, c.1800-1914, Leicester.
  • Purvis, M. (1990) 'The development of co-operative retailing in England and Wales 1851-1901: a geographical study', Journal of Historical Geography, 16, 314-331
  • Purvis, M. (1986) 'Co-operative retailing in England, 1835-1850: developments beyond Rochdale', Northern History 22, 198-215.

Papers (since 1996)

  • Drake, F. & Purvis, M. (2001) 'The effect of supersonic transports on the global environment: a debate revisited', Science, Technology & Human Values, 26(4), 501-28
  • Drake, F., Purvis, M. & Hunt, J. (2001) 'Business appreciation of global atmospheric change: the UK refrigeration industry', Public Understanding of Science, 10(2), 187-211
  • Purvis, M. and Smith, R. (2001) 'Sustainable agriculture in a global perspective: relevance for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, NS 2(1): 101-56
  • Purvis, M., Hunt, J. and Drake, F. (2001) 'Global atmospheric change and the UK refrigeration industry: redefining problems and contesting solutions', Geoforum, 32(2): 143-56
  • Purvis, M. (in prep) 'British imperialism and the co-operative commonwealth: consumers' co-operation and an empire of goods', Journal of Historical Geography
  • Ingham, J., Purvis, M. and Clarke, D. (1999) 'Hearing places, making spaces: sonorous geographies, ephemeral rhythms, and the Blackburn warehouse parties', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 17(3) 283-305
  • Purvis, M. (1999) 'Crossing urban deserts: consumers, competitors and the protracted birth of metropolitan co-operative retailing', International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research.  Volume 9, No. 3, 225-243.
  • Purvis, M. (1998) 'Stocking the store: co-operative retailers in north-east England and systems of wholesale supply, circa 1860-77' Business History 40(4), 55-78.
  • Purvis, M. (1998) 'Societies of consumers and consumer societies: co-operation, consumption and politics in Britain and continental Europe c.1850-1920', Journal of Historical Geography 24(2), 147-69.
  • Purvis, M., Drake, F., Clarke, D., Phillips, D. and Kashti, A. (1997) 'Fragmenting uncertainties. Some British business responses to stratospheric ozone depletion', Global Environmental Change, 7(2), 93-111.

Books

  • Purvis, M. and Grainger, A. (2002 forthcoming) (eds) 'Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development'  Earthscan, London

Book chapters

  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'Alice Acland, 1849-1935' in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'John Bailey, 1898-1969', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'Thomas Blandford, 1861-1899', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'William Cooper, 1822-1868', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.  (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'William Dudley, 1868-1938', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'Charles Howarth, 1814-1868', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.  (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'Benjamin Jones, 1847-1942', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'William King, 1786-1865', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'Mary Lawrenson, 1850-1943', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'Henry May, 1867-1939', in Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.  (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) ' The Rochdale Pioneers', in Matthew, H. C. G. and Harrison, B.  (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2004) 'James Smithies, 1819-1869' in Matthew, H. C. G. and Harrison, B. (eds) Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Purvis, M. (2002) 'Geography and sustainable development', in Purvis, M. and Grainger, A. (eds) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan, London.
  • Purvis, M. (2002) 'Business, capital and sustainable economic development', in Purvis, M. & Grainger, A. (eds) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan, London.
  • Purvis, M. (2002) 'Climate change, energy and sustainable development', in Purvis, M. & Grainger, A. (eds) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan, London.
  • Purvis, M. and Smith, R.T. (2002) 'Sustainable agriculture for the twenty-first century', in Purvis, M. and Grainger, A. (eds) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan, London.
  • Purvis, M. and Waley, P. (2002) Sustaining the flow: Japanese waterways and new paradigms of development.  In Purvis, M. and Grainger, A. (eds) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan, London
  • Purvis, M., Drake, F. and Hunt, J and Millard, D. 2000) 'The manager, the business and the big wide world', in Fineman, S. (ed) The Business of Greening, Routledge, London. pp 13-34
  • Purvis, M. (1999) Commerce and marketing, 1880-1914: co-operative retailing.  In Kain, R and Ravenhill W. (eds) Historical Atlas of South-West England, University of Exeter Press, Exeter, pp 472-75
  • Purvis, M. (1999) 'Stocking the store: co-operative retailers in north-east England and systems of wholesale supply, circa 1860-77', in Alexander, N. and Akehurst, G. (eds) The Emergence of Modern Retailing, 1750-1950, London, 55-78.
  • Purvis, M. (1999) 'Co-operative societies', in Kain, R. J. P. and Ravenhill, W. (eds) An Historical Atlas of South-West England, Exeter.  472-75
  • Hunt, J., Purvis, M. & Drake, F. (1997) 'Business understandings of the environment', in Conference Proceedings of the 1997 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference, 118-23
  • Hunt, J., Purvis, M. & Drake, F. (1997) 'Transforming uncertainty: refrigeration technology in the 1990s', in Proceedings of Uncertainty, Knowledge and Skill Conference, Limbourg
  • Purvis, M. (1996) 'Co-operation, consumption and politics: Europe 1850-1920', in Lancaster, B. and Maguire, P. (eds) Towards the Co-operative Commonwealth. Essays in the History of Co-operation, Manchester, 99-104.
  • Wood, G., Harrison, B. and Purvis, M. (forthcoming) 'Irregular field systems and patterns of settlement in western Yorkshire' in Unwin, T. (ed) From Mountain to Sea: Proceedings of the Permanent Conference for the Study of European Landscapes

Working papers

  • Purvis, M., Hunt, J. and Drake, F. (1998) 'Global atmospheric change and the UK refrigeration industry: redefining problems and contesting solutions' Working Paper 98/12, School of Geography, University of Leeds.
  • Drake, F. and Purvis, M. (1998) 'The effects of supersonic transports on the global environment: a debate revisited' Working Paper 98/2, School of Geography, University of Leeds.
  • Hunt, J., Purvis, M. and Drake, F. (1997) 'Business constructions of the environment' Working Paper 97/12, School of Geography, University of Leeds.

Other publications

Reports

  • Contributor to: Implementing Sustainable Development: Research Insights. ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme Special Briefing, 3, (1998), Scott, A. & Skea, J. (eds).
  • Contributor to: Economic Instruments and the Business Use of Energy. Response to the Consultation Paper: Government Task Force on the Industrial Use of Energy, from the ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme (1998), Skea, J. (ed).
  • Contributor to: UK Government Consultation on Climate Change. Response by the Economic and Social Research Council Global Environmental Change Programme (1999), Scott, A. (ed).
  • Contributor to: UK Government Consultation on Sustainable Development. Response by the Economic and Social Research Council Global Environmental Change Programme (1998), Skea, J. (ed).
  • Drake, F., Hunt, J. and Purvis, M. (1997) 'Small companies, big responsibilities' in Skea, J. and Greene, O. (eds) After Kyoto: Making Climate Policy Work, ESRC Global Climate Change Special Briefing 1, 20-21.