Sociology Beyond Societies

Mobilities for the Twenty-First Century

Author: John Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655444

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In this ground-breaking contribution to social theory, John Urry argues that the traditional basis of sociology - the study of society - is outmoded in an increasingly borderless world. If sociology is to make a pertinent contribution to the post societal era it must forget the social rigidities of the pre-global order and, instead, switch its focus to the study of both physical and virtual movement. In considering this sociology of mobilities, the book concerns itself with the travels of people, ideas, images, messages, waste products and money across international borders, and the implications these mobilities have to our experiences of time, space, dwelling and citizenship. Sociology Beyond Society extends recent debate about globalisation both by providing an analysis of how mobilities reconstitute social life in uneven and complex ways, and by arguing for the significance of objects, senses, and time and space in the theorising of contemporary life. This book will be essential reading for undergraduates and graduates studying sociology and cultural geography.
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Handbook of Research on E-Planning: ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring

ICTs for Urban Development and Monitoring

Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615209301

Category: Computers

Page: 546

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"This book provides relevant theoretical perspectives on the use of ICT in Urban Planning as well as an updated account of the most recent developments in the practice of e-planning in different regions of the world"--Provided by publisher.
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Experiencing Networked Urban Mobilities

Practices, Flows, Methods

Author: Malene Freudendal-Pedersen,Katrine Hartmann-Petersen,Emmy Laura Perez Fjalland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351778501

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

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Experiencing Networked Urban Mobilities looks at the different experiences of networked urban mobilities. While the focus in the first book is on conceptual and theory-driven perspective, this second volume emphasizes the empirical investigation of networked urban mobilities. This book is a resource for researchers interested in the field to gain easy access and overviews of different themes and approaches represented in the mobilities paradigm.
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Atlantic Automobilism

Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895-1940

Author: Gijs Mom

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782383778

Category: History

Page: 768

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Our continued use of the combustion engine car in the 21st century, despite many rational arguments against it, makes it more and more difficult to imagine that transport has a sustainable future. Offering a sweeping transatlantic perspective, this book explains the current obsession with automobiles by delving deep into the motives of early car users. It provides a synthesis of our knowledge about the emergence and persistence of the car, using a broad range of material including novels, poems, films, and songs to unearth the desires that shaped our present "car society." Combining social, psychological, and structural explanations, the author concludes that the ability of cars to convey transcendental experience, especially for men, explains our attachment to the vehicle.
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Ecological Revolution

The Political Origins of Environmental Degradation and Environmental Amelioration : Patterns, Processes, Outcomes; a Comparative Study of Japan, China, and Europe

Author: Mark Douglas Whitaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 530

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Connectivity, Networks and Flows

Conceptualizing Contemporary Communications

Author: Andreas Hepp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book offers its readers a critical engagement with three key concepts for social and communication theory today - connectivity, networks and flows. The contributors are committed to conceptualizing contemporary communications in a changing world. They point to globalizing and deterritorializing processes, and to the increasing significance of mobilities in late modern existence - yet this is also a book about the continuing importance of locality, senses of place and physically copresent interaction in daily living. The book combines theoretical reflection with analysis of specific media and cultural practices. Featured examples of such practices include uses of mobile phones and the Internet, activities of online (and offline) working and socializing, and constructions of liveness and immediacy in electronically mediated communication. The book will be of particular interest to researchers and students in communications, media and cultural studies, sociology and social theory.
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Mobility without mayhem

safety, cars, and citizenship

Author: Jeremy Packer

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 349

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A cultural studies account of automobiles and concerns about safety in the U.S. from the 1950s to the present.
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