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Against Automobility

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Abstract: 

“Despite its promise of freedom and autonomy, the ubiquity of the automobile has influenced unforeseen ecological, social, and political change. In Against Automobility, a panel of distinguished scholars take a critical look at the contradiction of the automobile.

– 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.”

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