By Mike Featherstone,Nigel Thrift,John Urry

ISBN-10: 1412910897

ISBN-13: 9781412910897

Mobility - flows, circulate and migration in social existence - has emerged as a important quarter of sociological debate, but one among its so much dominant kinds, automobility, has remained mostly missed. Edited via 3 prime social analysts, Automobilities offers one of many first and such a lot wide-ranging examinations of the auto and its promise of autonomy and mobility. Drawing on wealthy empirical aspect, from ethnographies of paperwork at the highway to the real of the auto in French cultural idea, the contributions display simply how major were the industrial, technological, social and political outcomes of a pervasive and accelerating tradition of the auto.

A large array of theories are positioned to paintings to light up this colossal and but missed subject: process and strategies, complexity concept, performativity, actor community conception, movie conception, fabric tradition, theories of non-places, embodiment, sensuous geography/sociology, ethnomethodology and non-representational theory.

This e-book will firmly determine automobilities as a key subject for concept and examine. Automobilities represents a landmark textual content that may give a contribution to and supply an important impetus for the rising research of mobilities in modern societies.

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