Against Automobility by Steffen Bohm, Visit Amazon's Campbell Jones Page, search PDF

By Steffen Bohm, Visit Amazon's Campbell Jones Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Campbell Jones, , Chris Land, Matthew Paterson

ISBN-10: 1405152702

ISBN-13: 9781405152709

Regardless of its promise of freedom and autonomy, the ubiquity of the car has prompted unexpected ecological, social, and political swap. In opposed to Automobility, a panel of exclusive students take a serious examine the contradiction of the automobile.
A severe account of the effect of the auto on society, that's either liberated by means of and reliant upon motor vehicles.
Written by means of a panel of uncommon students from various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Examines automobility's impression on environmental, social, and political issues.
- may be of curiosity to these whose learn specializes in geography, politics, intake and cultural experiences, severe conception, and the sociology of gadgets and daily life.

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Specifically, we are suggesting that, through driving, we are incorporated in a car system, and that what gets extruded by the car system are the very kinds of relations afforded by other systems, such as the modes of argument built around the notion of classical logic. More generally, what gets driven out is the kind of social relations implied by the sociological tradition (cf. Shilling, 2002), especially that which stressed intersubjectivity (Schutz, 1970). The following passage from the opening sequence of Milan Kundera’s novel Slowness nicely captures this shift in mores: I check in the rear-view mirror: still the same car unable to pass me because of the oncoming traffic.

Lost in the maze of extension the car affords, the kind of attachment Urry imagines brings into presence only the car’s enhancement of individuality – choice, freedom, flexibility, mobility, speed, the lot! But we still need to go further than this to understand fully the engrossment of the car system. As already indicated, we can understand how incorporation by the car elicits our engagement with other materials beyond the car, such as the strips of tarmac along which we can drive, and thereby positions us in other, sometimes extreme, often unexpected relations; an encounter, say, with a frightened rabbit or the violence of an incipient road-rager.

1972) ‘Fetish character in music and regressive listening’ in A. Arato and E. Gebhardt (eds) The Essential Frankfurt School Reader. New York: Continuum. Augé, M. (1995) Non-Places. London: Verso. Bachmair, B. (1991) ‘From the motor-car to television: Cultural-historical arguments on the meaning of mobility for communication’ Media, Culture and Society, 13: 521–33. Ballard, J. G. (1995) Crash. London: Vintage. Bauman, Z. (1987) Legislators and Interpreters. Cambridge: Polity. Boden, D. and H. Molotch (1994) ‘The compulsion to proximity’ in R.

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