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Transport and Society: Transport and Society


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This series focuses on the impact of transport planning policy and implementation on the wider society and on the participation of the users. It discusses issues such as: gender and public transport, travel for the elderly and disabled, transport boycotts and the civil rights movement etc. Interdisciplinary in scope, linking transport studies with sociology, social welfare, cultural studies and psychology.

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Social Traffic Time/Space, Social Inequalities and Inclusion

Social Traffic Time/Space, Social Inequalities and Inclusion

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Frances Hodgson
January 01, 2021

Through an in-depth examination of the integral nature of social networks and walking this book draws conclusions about social processes of exclusion, identity and the making of community. Much work on social networks and mobilities focuses on the 'death of distance' and the globalisation of social...

Assembling Bus Rapid Transit in the Global South Translating Global Models, Materialising Infrastructure Politics

Assembling Bus Rapid Transit in the Global South Translating Global Models, Materialising Infrastructure Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Malve Jacobsen
December 14, 2020

This book explores the mobile ethnography of Dar es Salaam, where consultants and politicians have planned and implemented a bus rapid transit (BRT) system for two decades. It analyses the dual processes of assembling BRT in the Tanzanian metropolis and establishing BRT as a policy model of and for...

Re-thinking Mobility Poverty Understanding User´s Geographies, Backgrounds and Aptitudes

Re-thinking Mobility Poverty Understanding User´s Geographies, Backgrounds and Aptitudes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tobias Kuttler, Massimo Moraglio
December 10, 2020

This book seeks to better conceptualise and define mobility poverty, addressing both its geographies and socio-economic landscapes. It moves beyond the analysis of ‘transport poverty’ and innovatively explores mobility inequalities and social construction of mobility disadvantages. The debate on ...

Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments

Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments

1st Edition

Pnina O. Plaut, Dalit Shach-Pinsly
October 23, 2019

This book brings together conceptual and empirical insights to explore the interconnections between social networks based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and travel behaviour in urban environments. Over the past decade, rapid development of ICT has led to extensive social ...

Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

1st Edition

Winnie V. Mitullah, Marianne Vanderschuren, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi
February 07, 2019

What challenges do pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world? What opportunities do these cities have to provide for walking and cycling? Based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya), this book explores these ...

Critical Geographies of Cycling History, Political Economy and Culture

Critical Geographies of Cycling History, Political Economy and Culture

1st Edition

Glen Norcliffe
February 12, 2018

Examining cycling from a range of geographical perspectives, this book uses historical and contemporary case studies to look at the history, politics, economy and culture of cycling. Pursuing a post-structural position in viewing understandings of the bicycle as contingent upon time and place, ...

The Mobilities Paradigm Discourses and Ideologies

The Mobilities Paradigm Discourses and Ideologies

1st Edition

Marcel Endres, Katharina Manderscheid, Christophe Mincke
February 06, 2018

Over the last two decades, the conceptualisation and empirical analysis of mobilities of people, objects and symbols has become an important strand of social science. Yet, the increasing importance of mobilities in all parts of the social does not only happen as observable practices in the material...

Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000

Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000

1st Edition

Kiron Chatterjee, Glenn Lyons
April 30, 2017

The UK fuel tax protests of September 2000 generated considerable debate about fuel prices and taxation and put transport in the media spotlight. Away from the immediate events and debates surrounding the protests, the experience offered the opportunity for longer-term lessons on transport to be ...

Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History

Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History

1st Edition

Colin Divall, Julian Hine
December 16, 2015

The key aim of this volume is to demonstrate ways in which an understanding of history can be used to inform present-day transport and mobility policies. This is not to say that history repeats itself, or that every contemporary transport dilemma has an historical counterpart: rather, the ...

Transport, Demand Management and Social Inclusion The Need for Ethnic Perspectives

Transport, Demand Management and Social Inclusion The Need for Ethnic Perspectives

1st Edition

Fiona Rajé
March 06, 2017

Social inclusion/exclusion has only recently emerged in transport-related discourse. Despite the apparent absence of a transport policy framework for social inclusion/exclusion, there has been some movement towards a greater understanding of the social aspects of transport in the research sphere. ...

Negotiating the Transport System User Contexts, Experiences and Needs

Negotiating the Transport System User Contexts, Experiences and Needs

1st Edition

Fiona Rajé
November 15, 2016

By combining focus groups and interviews with innovative research techniques, such as web-based discussions and Q methodology, this book provides insights into the daily experiences of those using the British transport system. Despite an entitlement to a basic level of mobility, travel ...

Public Transport and its Users The Passenger's Perspective in Planning and Customer Care

Public Transport and its Users The Passenger's Perspective in Planning and Customer Care

1st Edition

Hans-Liudger Dienel, Martin Schiefelbusch
September 09, 2016

Public transport is essential to the quality of life of its passengers, both as a means to move around but also to achieve a sustainable environment. However, the passenger's position as a customer is weakened by the dominance of monopolies, regulation and political influence in our public ...

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