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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.

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Bicycle Utopias Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures

Bicycle Utopias: Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures

1st Edition

By Cosmin Popan
December 04, 2018

Bicycle Utopias investigates the future of urban mobilities and post-car societies, arguing that the bicycle can become the nexus around which most human movement will revolve. Drawing on literature on post-car futures (Urry 2007; Dennis and Urry 2009), transition theory (Geels et al. 2012) and ...

Elite Mobilities

Elite Mobilities

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrío
May 24, 2017

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 ...

Dialogues on Mobile Communication

Dialogues on Mobile Communication

1st Edition

By Adriana de Souza e Silva
October 11, 2016

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 ...

Mobilities Design Urban Designs for Mobile Situations

Mobilities Design: Urban Designs for Mobile Situations

1st Edition

By Ole B. Jensen, Ditte Bendix Lanng
September 15, 2016

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 ...

Italian Mobilities

Italian Mobilities

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Stephanie Hom
August 07, 2015

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 ...

Cargomobilities Moving Materials in a Global Age

Cargomobilities: Moving Materials in a Global Age

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry
April 21, 2015

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 ...

Family Mobility Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy

Family Mobility: Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy

1st Edition

By Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton, Paul Shield
July 22, 2014

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 ...

Mobility and Locative Media Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces

Mobility and Locative Media: Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces

1st Edition

Edited By Adriana de Souza e Silva, Mimi Sheller
July 21, 2014

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...

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