Personal Mobilities

Personal Mobilities

by Aharon Kellerman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415391598

ISBN-13: 9780415391597

Pub. Date: 10/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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, such as mobile or fixed telephones or the Internet, to travel virtually.

Personal Mobilities provides a systematic study of personal

Overview

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, such as 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.

About the Author:
Aharon Kellerman is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography at the University of Haifa, Israel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415391597
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
Networked Cities Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
List of Tables     viii
Preface     ix
Abbreviations     xi
Introduction     1
Mobilities     6
Extensibility and Access(ibility)     9
Speed     10
Convenience     12
Mobility and Fixity     13
Conclusion     18
Individuals     20
Personal Needs for Mobility and Fixity     20
Mobility as Good and Product     30
On-the-move Behaviour     34
A Basic Model of Mobility     46
Conclusion     49
Society     51
The New Modernity     52
Modernities and Mobilities     53
Globalization and Mobility     58
Societal Models for Mobility     62
Time-space and Mobility     64
Social Exclusion, Integration and Mobility     66
Language and Mobility     67
Conclusion     70
Technologies     72
Personal Mobility Technologies     73
Technologies, Space and Society     87
Use Relationships     102
Conclusion     108
Nations     109
Adoption of Mobility Media     110
North American Patterns     112
European Trends     118
The Israeli Case     123
Comparative Expenditure Trends     124
Conclusion     126
Places     128
Meanings of Place     129
The Local and the Distant     131
Places and Mobility     134
Non-places     137
Homes as Places     139
Tourist Places     142
Conclusion     143
Cities     145
Urban Spatial Structure and Mobilities     146
Transitions in Daily Conduct     152
Virtual Mobility Businesses     154
Conclusion     156
Flight     159
Flight Volume and Composition     160
Flight Sources and Factors     161
Aeromobility     162
Aviation, Transportation and Communications     165
Flight and Virtual Mobility     166
International Comparisons     168
Conclusion     171
Conclusion     172
Outline of Personal Mobilities     172
Personal Mobilities, Society and Space      179
Questions for Future Study     185
References     188
Index     201

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