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|"Dennis and Urry show us how to do social science: howto move effortlessly between the macro and the micro,how tointegrate problem spaces we once thought incommensurate, how tounderstand how we got to where we are and where we might begoing."
Journal of Sociology
"Dennis and Urry exhibit a refreshing understanding of the sheerinefficiency and inconvenience of cars."
Lynsey Hanley, The Guardian
"One great aspect of this book is that it manages to build somepossible and realistic view of the future without neglecting itsunpredictability. After the Car is a very inspiring bookthat we would recommend to all people interested in the future oftransportation systems – especially those convinced by theimportance of carfree perspectives in building it."
"One of the toughest things to do is to anticipatediscontinuity, to envisage a world - a life - beyond the car. Theauthors practice this art of the impossible in a fascinating way,opening up the social and sociological imagination for alternativepaths of modernization."
Ulrich Beck, University of Munich
"A persuasive and readable summary of why motoring as we know itis doomed. The authors systematically chart the new technologies,oil shortages, environmental and other pressures changing the waywe travel and the world we live in. If you want to know what thefuture might look like, this book is for you. Jeremy Clarkson is anendangered species!"
Steven Joseph, Executive Director, Campaign for BetterTransport
"After the Car is a useful contribution to the debate about therole of the car which poses some interesting questions about itsfuture."
Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth