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Automobilities

Author: Mike Featherstone; N J Thrift; John Urry
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005.
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"Automobilities presents one of the first and most wide-ranging examinations of the car and its promise of autonomy and mobility. Drawing on rich empirical detail, from ethnographies of office work on the motorway to the importance of the car in French cultural theory, the contributions demonstrate just how significant have been the economic, technological, social and political consequences of a pervasive and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Automobilities.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005
(OCoLC)761310149
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Featherstone; N J Thrift; John Urry
ISBN: 1412910897 9781412910897
OCLC Number: 57751201
Notes: "Originally published as volume 21, numbers 4-5 of Theory, culture & society"--Title page verso.
Description: 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mike Featherstone --
The 'system' of automobility / John Urry --
Driving in the city / Nigel Thrift --
The driver-car / Tim Dant --
Mobility and safety / Jörg Beckmann --
Automobility and national identity : representation, geography and driving practice / Tim Edensor --
Cars and nations : Anglo-German perspectives on automobility between the World Wars / Rudy Koshar --
Driving places : Marc Augé, non-places, and the geographies of England's M1 motorway / Peter Merriman --
Three ages of the automobile : the cultural logics of the car / David Gartman --
Auto-couture : thinking the car in post-war France / David Inglis --
Automotive emotions : feeling the car / Mimi Sheller --
Automobility and the power of sound / Michael Bull --
Doing office work on the motorway / Eric Laurier.
Other Titles: Theory, culture & society;
Responsibility: edited by Mike Featherstone, Nigel Thrift and John Urry.
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Mobility - flows, movement and migration in social life - has emerged as a central area of sociological debate, yet one of its most dominant forms, automobility, has remained largely ignored.  Read more...

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