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By Steffen Bohm, Visit Amazon's Campbell Jones Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Campbell Jones, , Chris Land, Matthew Paterson

ISBN-10: 1405152702

ISBN-13: 9781405152709

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.

Milton Keynes: Open University Press. 30 © The Editorial Board of the Sociological Review 2006 Inhabiting the car Michael, M. (1998) ‘Co(a)gency and the car: Attributing agency in the case of the “road rage”‘ in B. Brenna, J. Law and I. Moser (eds) Machines, Agency and Desire. Oslo: TMV Skriftserie. Miller, D. ) (2000) Car Culture. Oxford: Berg. Morris, M. (1988) ‘At Henry Parkes Motel’ Cultural Studies, 2: 1–47. Morse, M. (1998) Virtualities: Television, Media Art and Cyberculture. Indiana: Indiana University Press.

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.

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