Mobilities

John Urry

Issues of movement - of people, things, information and ideas - are central to people's lives and to most organisations. From oil wars to SMS texting, from airport expansion controversies to the decline of walking, from slave-trading to global terrorism, from global warming to teleworking, issues of 'mobility' are centre-stage upon many academic and policy agendas. These topics and issues are increasingly analysed as part of a concern with 'mobility' which this wide-ranging book both describes and seeks to develop. John Urry has been at the centre of these debates and he draws upon an extensive array of new research and material to develop what he calls the 'new mobilities paradigm' for the social sciences. He shows how this paradigm makes comprehensible social phenomena which were previously opaque. He examines how 'mobilities' each presuppose a 'system' that permits predictable and relatively risk-free repetition. The book outlines various such systems and then analyses their intersecting implications for social inequality, for social networks and meetings, for the nature of places and for alternative mobility futures. Mobilities is thus both an analysis of different mobilities historically and in the present and an argument that the social world will be analysed quite differently once peoples' lives, organisations, states and global institutions are seen to be dealing with extensive and hugely contested mobility processes. This book rewrites social science through a mobilities paradigm.

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Issues of movement - of people, things, information and ideas - are central to people's lives and to most organisations. From oil wars to SMS texting, from airport expansion controversies to the decline of walking, from slave-trading to global terrorism, from global warming to teleworking, issues of 'mobility' are centre-stage upon many academic and policy agendas. These topics and issues are increasingly analysed as part of a concern with 'mobility' which this wide-ranging book both describes and seeks to develop. John Urry has been at the centre of these debates and he draws upon an extensive array of new research and material to develop what he calls the 'new mobilities paradigm' for the social sciences. He shows how this paradigm makes comprehensible social phenomena which were previously opaque. He examines how 'mobilities' each presuppose a 'system' that permits predictable and relatively risk-free repetition. The book outlines various such systems and then analyses their intersecting implications for social inequality, for social networks and meetings, for the nature of places and for alternative mobility futures. Mobilities is thus both an analysis of different mobilities historically and in the present and an argument that the social world will be analysed quite differently once peoples' lives, organisations, states and global institutions are seen to be dealing with extensive and hugely contested mobility processes. This book rewrites social science through a mobilities paradigm.

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[目次]

  • Preface. Part 1 Mobile worlds. 1. Mobilizing social life. 2. 'Mobile' theories and methods. 3. The mobilities paradigm. Part 2 Moving and communicating. 4. Pavements and Paths. 5. 'Public' trains. 6. Inhabiting cars and roads. 7. Flying around. 8. Connecting and imagining. Part 3 Societies and systems on the move. 9. Gates to heaven and hell. 10. Networks. 11. Meetings. 12. Places. 13. Systems and dark futures. Bibliography. Index

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[目次]

  • Preface. Part 1 Mobile worlds. 1. Mobilizing social life. 2. 'Mobile' theories and methods. 3. The mobilities paradigm. Part 2 Moving and communicating. 4. Pavements and Paths. 5. 'Public' trains. 6. Inhabiting cars and roads. 7. Flying around. 8. Connecting and imagining. Part 3 Societies and systems on the move. 9. Gates to heaven and hell. 10. Networks. 11. Meetings. 12. Places. 13. Systems and dark futures. Bibliography. Index

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この本の情報

書名 Mobilities
著作者等 Urry, John
出版元 Polity
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 vii, 335 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780745634197
9780745634180
NCID BA8402790X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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