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Mobile Lives (International Library of Sociology) by Anthony Elliott,John Urry

By Anthony Elliott,John Urry

How may still we comprehend the non-public and social affects of complicated mobility structures? Can existence established round in depth shuttle, shipping and tourism be maintained within the 21st century? What chance post-carbon lifestyles?

In this provocative examine of "life at the move", Anthony Elliott and John Urry discover how complicated mobility structures are reworking daily, usual lives. The authors increase their arguments via an research of assorted sectors of cellular lives: networks, new electronic applied sciences, consumerism, the life of ‘globals’, and intimate relationships at-a-distance. Elliott and Urry introduce quite a number new recommendations – miniaturized mobilities, have an effect on garage, community capital, meetingness, neighbourhood lives, transportable personhood, ambient position, globals – to seize the categorical ways that mobility structures intersect with cellular lives.

This ebook represents a unique method in "post-carbon" social thought. it will likely be crucial examining for complicated undergraduate scholars, postgraduates and lecturers in sociology, social thought, politics, geography, diplomacy, cultural reviews, and economics and company studies.

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