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The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

Edited by: Peter Adey , David Bissell , Kevin Hannam , Peter Merriman , Mimi Sheller

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415667715
eBook ISBN: 9781315857572
Adobe ISBN: 9781317934134

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The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends.

This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems.

The text is forward-thinking, projecting the future of mobilities as they might be lived, transformed and studied, and possibly, brought to an end. International in focus, the book transcends disciplinary and national boundaries to explore mobilities as they are understood from different perspectives, different fields, countries and standpoints.

This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in mobility across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.


Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Geography and Transport Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Mobilities And Transport History Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sociology After the Mobilities Turn Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Migration Studies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Tourist Studies Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Queer Theory Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Feminism And Gender Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Friction Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Slowness And Deceleration Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Distance And Proximity Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Net Locality Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Ethics And Responsibilities Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Times Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Rhythm And Arrhythmia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Enthusiasm Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Logistics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Roads Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Queue Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Railways Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Pipes And Cables Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Locative Media Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Walking Phone Workers Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Informal Infrastructures Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Water Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Foods Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Waste Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Viruses Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Postcards Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Bicycles Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Carbon Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Passports Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Tourist Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Soldier Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Drivers And Passengers Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Executive Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Diseased Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Elders Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Impaired Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Child Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Loiterer Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Holidays Download PDF
Chapter  43:  The Commute Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Congestion Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Disruptions Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Sidewalks  Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Habits Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Capturing Motion Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Histories Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Mappings Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Photography Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Video Download PDF
Chapter  53:  New Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Mobile Semiotics Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Policies Download PDF
Epilogue_Oil_the_American_suburbs Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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