Mobilities: new perspectives on transport and society.

Grieco, Margaret and Urry, John, eds. (2011) Mobilities: new perspectives on transport and society. Transport and Society . Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 978-1-4094-1151-2

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Bringing together the leading authors currently working at the intersection of social science and transport science, this volume provides a companion to the well-established and extensive international Transport and Society series. Each chapter, and the volume as a whole, offers closer and richer consideration of the issues, practices and structures of multiple mobilities which shape the current world but which have typically been overlooked or minimised. What this approach seeks to do is not only draw attention to many new areas of research and investigation relating to mobile lives, but also to point to new theories and methods by which such lives have to be researched and examined. Such new theories and methods are relevant both to rethinking 'transport' studies as such but are also recasting 'societal' studies as 'transport' so that it comes out of the ghetto and enters mainstream social science.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-4094-1151-2
Additional Information: Reviews: 'This valuable collection of contributions, by distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines, offers a provocative look at the pros and cons of modern mobility. Special attention is given to some often-neglected consequences of the status quo for the more vulnerable members of society, making it an especially important addition to public policy discourse and scholarship.' Patricia Mokhtarian, University of California, Davis, USA 'Mobilities: new perspectives on transport and society is a big leap forward for research beyond the transport/mobilities divide. It pulls together exiting debates and controversies amongst transport researchers and social scientists. It doesn't hide conflicts, disagreements and problems, but indicates future directions for sustainable mobility and transport. Urry, Grieco and the contributors are driving forward new thinking on transport and mobility. This is rich thinking and science. More of this quality is needed!' Sven Kesselring, TU Munich, Germany For further information about this book, please visit:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobility; transport; sustainability;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 361 Social problems & social welfare in general
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Item ID: 5122
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 14:44
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 15:13

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