New PDF release: Mobility (Key Ideas in Geography)

By Peter Adey

As every little thing from immigration, airport safeguard and street tolling develop into headline information, the necessity to comprehend mobility hasn't ever been extra pertinent. but ‘mobility’ is still remarkably elusive in precis and definition. This introductory textual content makes ‘mobility’ tangible by means of explaining the main theories and writings that encompass it. This booklet lines out the concept that of mobility as a key proposal in the self-discipline of geography in addition to topic components from the broader arts and social sciences.

The textual content takes an interdisciplinary method of draw upon key writers and thinkers that experience contributed to the subject. In studying those, it develops an knowing of mobility as a courting wherein the realm is lived and understood. Mobility is equipped round themed chapters discussing – 'Meanings', 'Politics', 'Practices' and 'Mediations', and the ebook identifies the evolution of mobility and its implications for theoretical debate. those contain the best way we predict approximately go back and forth and embodiment, to relating to concerns similar to energy, feminism and post-colonialism. very important modern case-studies are showcased in containers. Examples variety from the mobility politics obtrusive within the evacuation of the flooding of recent Orleans, xenophobia in Southern Africa, motoring in India, to the recent social relationships rising from the cell phone. The methodological quandaries mobility calls for are addressed via highlighted containers discussing either qualitative and quantitative learn tools.

Arguing for a extra relational idea of the time period, the ebook knows mobility as a keystone to the exam of matters from migration, battle and transportation; from communications and politics to incapacity rights and protection. Key inspiration and case-study bins, additional readings, and valuable factor discussions enable scholars to understand the crucial value of ‘mobility’ to social, cultural, political, financial and daily terrains. The textual content additionally assists students of Geography, Sociology, Cultural experiences, making plans, and Political technological know-how to appreciate and interact with this evasive thought.

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