Brotherhood of St Laurence

Mobilities /

By: Urry, John
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2007Description: 335 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0745634192; ; 0745634192(pbk.); 9780745634197Subject(s): Transportation | Communication Social Aspects | Residential Mobility Social Aspects | Population Geography | Social Change | Social Networks | Social Mobility | Social Mobility | Theory | Population ResearchDDC classification: 303.4832 URR
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Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Pt. 1. Mobile Worlds -- 1. Mobilizing Social Life -- 2. 'Mobile' Theories and Methods -- 3. The Mobilities Paradigm -- Pt. 2. Moving and Communicating -- 4. Pavements and Paths -- 5. 'Public' Trains -- 6. Inhabiting Cars and Roads -- 7. Flying Around -- 8. Connecting and Imagining -- Pt. 3. Societies and Systems on the Move -- 9. Gates to Heaven and Hell -- 10. Networks -- 11. Meetings -- 12. Places -- 13. Systems and Dark Futures.

"Issues of movement - of people, things, information, and ideas - are central to people's lives and to most organizations. In this book John Urry draws upon an extensive array of new research and material to develop what he calls the 'new mobilities paradigm' for the social sciences. He shows how this paradigm makes comprehensible social phenomena which were previously opaque. He examines how 'mobilities' each presuppose a 'system' that permits predictable and relatively risk-free repetition. The book outlines various such systems and then analyses their intersecting implications for social inequality, social networks and meetings, the nature of places, and alternative mobility futures."--BOOK JACKET.

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