Tracing Mobilities: Contributions from the Cosmobilities Networkby Weert Canzler
Pub. Date: 02/28/2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Mobility is a basic principle of modernity besides others like individuality, rationality, equality and globality. Taking its cue from this concept, this book presents a movement that begins with the macro-social transformations linked to mobility and ends with empirical discussions on the new forms of mobility and their implications for everyday life. The book opens with a study of the social changes unique to the second age of modernity, with contributions from Ulrich Beck, John Urry, Wolfgang Bonss and Sven Kesselring. It continues with a discussion of the implications of these changes for sociological research. Authors such as Vincent Kaufmann,
Weert Canzler, Norbert Schneider, Beate Collet, Ruth Limmer and Gerlinde Vogl focus on a series of field examinations, both qualitative and quantitative, of emerging mobilities. The book is a foray into the exciting new field of interdisciplinary mobility research informed by theoretical reflection and empirical investigation.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Tracing mobilityan introduction, Weert Canzler, Vincent Kaufmann and Sven Kesselring; Part I Tracing Mobility Concepts and Theory: Moving on the mobility turn, John Urry; Mobility and the cosmopolitan perspective, Ulrich Beck; Between social and spatial mobilities: the issue of social fluidity, Vincent Kaufmann and Bertrand Montulet; The wahlverwandschaft of modernity and mobility, Stephan Rammler; The mobile risk society, Sven Kesselring. Part II Finding Traces in Mobility Practices: The paradoxical nature of automobility, Weert Canzler; Job mobility and living arrangements, Norbert F. Schneider and Ruth Limmer; Working away from home: juggling private and professional lives, Estelle Bonnet, Beate Collet and Béatrice Maurines; Networks, scapes and flowsmobility pioneers between 1st and 2nd modernity, Sven Kesselring and Gerlinde Vogl; Gateways for researchan outlook, Weert Canzler, Vincent Kaufmann and Sven Kesselring; Index.
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