Nov 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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1. Impossibilities of Automobility: Steffen Böhm, Campbell Jones, Chris Land and Matthew Paterson.
2. Inhabiting the Car: John Urry.
3. Driving the Social: Joanna Latimer and Rolland Munro.
Part Two: Governing Automobility.
4. Transport: Disciplining the Body that Travels: Jennifer Bonham.
5. ‘Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre’: Assembling and Governing the Motorway Driver In Late Fifties Britain: Peter Merriman.
6. Quantifying Automobility: Speed, ‘Zero Tolerance’ and Democracy: Per-Anders Forstorp.
7. Automobility and the Liberal Disposition: Sudir Chella Rajan.
Part Three: Representing Automobility.
8. No Literal Connection: Images of Mass Commodification, US Militarism, and the Oil Industry, in The Big Lebowski: David Martin-Jones.
9. The Mimetics of Mobile Capital: Nicole Shukin.
10. Traffic, Desire, Modernism: The Hermaphrodite Singer and Beyond: Andrew Thacker.
Part Four: After Automobility.
11. Virtual Automobility: Two Ways To Get a Life: J. Hillis Miller.
12. Bicycle Messengers and the Road to Freedom: Ben Fincham.
13. “Always Crashing in the Same Car”: A Head-On Collision with the Machinic Phylum: Mark Dery.
- A critical account of the impact of the car on society, which is both liberated by and reliant upon motor vehicles.
- Written by a panel of distinguished scholars from varying disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
- Examines automobility's effect on environmental, social, and political issues.
- Will be of interest to those whose research focuses on geography, politics, consumption and cultural studies, critical theory, and the sociology of objects and everyday life.