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This book sets out, with remarkable clarity and insight, the contradictions of mobile societies and of mobile lives. Such mobilities are full of dilemmas, for individuals, for corporations, for states and in a way for the globe itself. 'Mobile Lives' is an up-to-date, provocatively written book which examines social processes that are on the edge.

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Overview

This book sets out, with remarkable clarity and insight, the contradictions of mobile societies and of mobile lives. Such mobilities are full of dilemmas, for individuals, for corporations, for states and in a way for the globe itself. 'Mobile Lives' is an up-to-date, provocatively written book which examines social processes that are on the edge.

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Anthony Elliott is Chair of Sociology at Flinders University, Australia, and Visiting Research Professor at the Open University, UK. His recent books include Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction (2009), The New Individualism 2nd Edition (with Charles Lemert, 2009), The Routledge Companion to Social Theory (editor, 2010) and Globalization: A Reader (co-editor, 2010) – all published by Routledge.

John Urry is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK, where he is Director of the Centre for Mobilities Research. His recent books include Mobile Technologies of the City (co-editor, Routledge, 2006), Mobilities (Polity, 2007), Aeromobilities (co-editor, 2009), After the Car (co-author, Polity, 2009) and Mobile Methods (co-editor, 2010).

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. Mobile Lives: A Step Too Far? 2. New Technologies, New Mobilities 3. Networks and Inequalitites 4. The Globals and Their Mobilities 5. Mobile Relationships: Intimacy At-A-Distance 6. Consuming to Excess 7. Contested Futures

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