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Against Automobility

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ISBN-10: 1405152702

ISBN-13: 9781405152709

Edition: 2006

Authors: Steffen B�hm, Campbell Jones, Chris Land, Matthew Paterson

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A critical account of the impact of the car on society, this text was written by a panel of scholars from varying disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. It examines automobility's effect on environmental, social and political issues.
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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Conceptualizing Automobility
Introduction: Impossibilities of automobility
Inhabiting the car
Driving the social
Governing Automobility
Transport: disciplining the body that travels
'Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre': assembling and governing the motorway driver in late 1950s Britain
Quantifying automobility: speed, 'Zero Tolerance' and democracy
Automobility and the liberal disposition
Representing Automobility
No literal connection: images of mass commodification, US militarism, and the oil industry, in The Big Lebowski
The mimetics of mobile capital
Traffic, gender, modernism
After Automobility
Virtual automobility: two ways to get a life
Bicycle messengers and the road to freedom
'Always crashing in the same car': a head-on collision with the technosphere
Notes on Contributors