Mobile Lives / Edition 1

Mobile Lives / Edition 1

by Anthony Elliott, John Urry
ISBN-10:
0415480221
ISBN-13:
9780415480222
Pub. Date:
07/15/2010
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Overview

Mobile Lives / Edition 1

How should we understand the personal and social impacts of complex mobility systems? Can lifestyles based around intensive travel, transport and tourism be maintained in the 21st century? What possibility post-carbon lifestyles?

In this provocative study of "life on the move", Anthony Elliott and John Urry explore how complex mobility systems are transforming everyday, ordinary lives. The authors develop their arguments through an analysis of various sectors of mobile lives: networks, new digital technologies, consumerism, the lifestyles of ‘globals’, and intimate relationships at-a-distance. Elliott and Urry introduce a range of new concepts – miniaturized mobilities, affect storage, network capital, meetingness, neighbourhood lives, portable personhood, ambient place, globals – to capture the specific ways in which mobility systems intersect with mobile lives.

This book represents a novel approach in "post-carbon" social theory. It will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and teachers in sociology, social theory, politics, geography, international relations, cultural studies, and economics and business studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415480222
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/15/2010
Series: International Library of Sociology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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).

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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