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1st Edition

Mobilities and Inequality

ISBN 9781138254336
Published October 31, 2016 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

This book opens up the debate on the interrelations between space and mobilities with regard to different dimensions of social inequality. Based on the premise that the dynamics caused by modernization, globalization, migration and social change affect the structuring of the social fabric, the focus of the book is to illuminate these processes of social and spatial re-structurings. A leading team of contributors from the Cosmobilities network highlight different aspects of inequality in relation to mobilities, such as gender, supplying transport infrastructure, job-related relocations, multi-locality, social network geography, and socio-spatial development.


'These theoretically rich, creative essays open up a discussion on the connection between mobility and inequality. The book shows how different types of mobility generate special paths of social exclusion, and what patterns of inequality structure mobility potential. The contributors from sociology, geography, political science, and planning discuss a variety of applications in spatial inequality research.' Martina Löw, University of Darmstadt, Germany 'Given that mobility is a basic principle of modernity along with individuality, rationality, equality and globality we need an extended view of the interrelations between social and spatial mobilities. In particular, the book's editors pay special attention to the dimension of inequality in mobility and the collection as a whole is a necessary and overdue discussion of this important topic. Weert Canzler, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Germany