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The cultures of alternative mobilities : routes less travelled

Author: Phillip Vannini
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With an international team of scholars presenting original empirical case studies from around the world, The Cultures of Alternative Mobilities explores the complex, negotiated and contingent nature of the social worlds of movement. Accessible and interdisciplinary, this volume will be of interest, to sociologists, geographers and scholars of human mobility, communication and culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vannini, Phillip.
Cultures of alternative mobilities.
Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009
(DLC) 2009030232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Vannini
ISBN: 9780754676676 0754676676 9781315615257 1315615258
OCLC Number: 646871423
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 279 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Foreword: Mobilities as Culture; 1 The Cultures of Alternative Mobilities; PART 1 Performing Space and Time; 2 Paddle and Portage:The Travail of BWCA Canoe Travel; 3 Walking and Sitting in the Australian Antarctic Territory:Mobility and Imperial Space; 4 Moving with Others: The Sociality of the Railway Journey; 5 The View from the Air: The Cultural Geographies of Flight; 6 The Making of Mundane Bus Journeys; PART 2 Mobile Biographies, Identities, and Lifestyles; 7 Dear Diary: Auto/Biography, Respect, and Mobility.
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