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Regardless of its promise of freedom and autonomy, the ubiquity of the car has motivated unexpected ecological, social, and political switch. In opposed to Automobility, a panel of unusual students take a serious examine the contradiction of the automobile.
A serious account of the influence of the automobile on society, that's either liberated via and reliant upon motor vehicles.
Written via a panel of uncommon students from various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Examines automobility's influence on environmental, social, and political issues.
- may be of curiosity to these whose study makes a speciality of geography, politics, intake and cultural stories, serious concept, and the sociology of gadgets and way of life.

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For example, extension through houses affords us possibilities of ‘dwelling’ (Heidegger, 1993b) which are not open to, say, nomadic or refugee groups. Similarly, computers offer ways of passing on knowledge along networks, unmarked by social identity (ethnicity, class, age and gender) (Poster, 1990). In turn, mobile phones permit children to enjoy private and independent social lives in conditions of close propinquity. Here we are drawing attention to a ‘motility’, wherein different enhancement effects can be ‘punctualized’ momentarily (Munro, 2004) as we switch, to and © The Editorial Board of the Sociological Review 2006 47 Joanna Latimer and Rolland Munro fro, among these major systems.

The more or less implicit answer here would seem to be ‘culture’. An intrusion of system concepts into an analysis of culture would seem to rely too heavily on Mary Douglas’s analysis of consumption; and, in particular, her Durkheimian move to induce the presence of culture (the whole) from patterns of expenditure (its particulars). But it is one thing to acknowledge, with Douglas, that any purchase, or use, of a good is to make a ‘display’ of culture (see Douglas and Isherwood, 1980), in ways reminiscent of Durkheim’s analysis over suicide.

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