Changing Mobilities

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This series explores the transformations of society, politics and everyday experiences wrought by changing mobilities, and the power of mobilities research to inform constructive responses to these transformations. As a new mobile century is taking shape, international scholars explore motivations, experiences, insecurities, implications and limitations of mobile living, and opportunities and challenges for design in the broadest sense, from policy to urban planning, new media and technology design. With world citizens expected to travel 105 billion kilometres per year in 2050, it is critical to make mobilities research and design inform each other.

  • Elite Mobilities book cover

    Elite Mobilities

    Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrío

    Small in number but great in influence, mobile elites have shaped the contours of global capitalism. Today these elites continue to flourish globally but in a changing landscape. The current economic crisis—and rising concerns about the moral legitimacy of extreme wealth—coincides with stern…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

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    Dialogues on Mobile Communication

    By Adriana de Souza e Silva

    In this book, top scholars in the field of mobile communication discuss the major issues related to the use of mobile phones in today’s society, such as the tension between private and public, youth mobile culture, creative appropriations of mobile devices, and mobile methods. Each chapter unfolds…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Mobilities Design: Urban Designs for Mobile Situations book cover

    Mobilities Design

    Urban Designs for Mobile Situations

    By Ole B. Jensen, Ditte Bendix Lanng

    Contemporary society is marked and defined by the ways in which mobile goods, bodies, vehicles, objects, and data are organized, moved and staged. Against the background of the ‘mobilities turn’ this book articulates a new and emerging research field, namely that of ‘mobilities design’. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

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    Italian Mobilities

    Edited by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Stephanie Malia Hom

    The Italian nation-state has been defined by practices of mobility. Tourists have flowed in from the era of the Grand Tour to the present, and Italians flowed out in massive numbers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Italians made up the largest voluntary emigration in recorded world…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
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    Changing Mobilities

  • Cargomobilities: Moving Materials in a Global Age book cover

    Cargomobilities

    Moving Materials in a Global Age

    Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry

    Objects and materials are on the move like never before, often at astonishing speeds and along hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering…

    Hardback – 2015-04-16
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Family Mobility: Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy book cover

    Family Mobility

    Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy

    By Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton, Paul Shield

    Family mobility decisions reveal much about how the public and private realms of social life interact and change. This sociological study explores how contemporary families reconcile individual members’ career and education projects within the family unit over time and space, and unpacks the…

    Hardback – 2014-07-18
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Mobility and Locative Media: Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces book cover

    Mobility and Locative Media

    Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces

    Edited by Adriana de Souza e Silva, Mimi Sheller

    Mobilities has become an important framework to understand and analyze contemporary social, spatial, economic and political practices. Especially as mobile media become seamlessly integrated into transportation networks, navigating urban spaces, and connecting with social networks while on the move…

    Hardback – 2014-07-18
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities