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Regardless of its promise of freedom and autonomy, the ubiquity of the car has prompted unexpected ecological, social, and political switch. In opposed to Automobility, a panel of distinctive students take a serious examine the contradiction of the automobile.
A serious account of the effect of the auto on society, that's either liberated through and reliant upon motor vehicles.
Written by way of a panel of individual students from various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Examines automobility's impact on environmental, social, and political issues.
- might be of curiosity to these whose study specializes in geography, politics, intake and cultural reviews, severe concept, and the sociology of gadgets and lifestyle.
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Conclusion In this chapter I have described the car as something that is inhabited, resulting in part from its simultaneously flexible and coercive form. I described the form taken by such a way of inhabiting, dwelling within, a mobile, semi-privatized and hugely dangerous auto-mobile capsule. The car is not simply a means of © The Editorial Board of the Sociological Review 2006 29 John Urry covering distances between A and B. I then outlined three principal ways in which the car is inhabited or dwelt within.
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Driving, as a form of incorporation, elicits particular kinds of relations and ways of being in the world. We go on therefore to propose tentatively a growing attachment to the experience of driving and a parallel detachment between the rules of formal logic and ordinary conversation. More, then, is at a stake than an epistemic shift, one taking place by virtue of a system of distinctions, in which specific tropes such as ‘overtaking’, ‘changing gear’, and ‘cutting in’ permeate and instantiate our cultural values.
Against Automobility by Steffen Bohm, Visit Amazon's Campbell Jones Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Campbell Jones, , Chris Land, Matthew Paterson