Living in a contemporary developed society means having access to a myriad of ways to communicate. One can either use public or private transport to meet others and talk face to face, or use a variety of communication networks, like mobile or fixed telephones or the internet, to travel virtually.
Personal Mobilities provides a systematic study of personal movement focusing on the dimensions of space, individuals, societies and technologies. Kellerman examines a variety of personal mobilities, including air transportation, through several perspectives, examining the human need for movement, their anchoring within wider societal trends, commonalities and differences among mobility technologies and international differences.
Although spatial mobility seems geographical by its very nature, the topic has been so far treated only partially, and mainly by sociologists. Personal Mobilities highlights geographical as well as sociological aspects and is the first book to focus solely on personal mobilities.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Individuals 3. Society 4. Technologies 5. Nations 6. Places 7. Cities 8. Flight 9. Conclusion
Aharon Kellerman is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has been involved with the geographical study of telecommunications and information for over two decades.