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Regardless of its promise of freedom and autonomy, the ubiquity of the auto has stimulated unexpected ecological, social, and political swap. In opposed to Automobility, a panel of distinctive students take a severe 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 via a panel of wonderful students from various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Examines automobility's impact on environmental, social, and political issues.
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It’s a Volvo. No problem. While he waits, his thoughts turn to the morning meeting. Later that morning June considers her options. She made her bid early, a logical summary of the project, well prepared and fully articulated to company priorities. Not a weakness or flaw in it. Yet all the subsequent discussion has been on David’s suggestion. As if that was the only option. She doesn’t know how he has overtaken her. No detail, no priorities, just a flat request, made late in the meeting. Just as she had thought her own bid was home and dry.
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These issues may not have arisen previously because the missing structural properties, as discussed earlier, have been attributed to the car as the ‘culture’. Although there are good reasons for regarding the car (and all its associated parts) as a culture, few grounds have yet been offered for thinking in the more holistic terms made familiar by Durkheim. What is missing from the automobility thesis is an argument that does not just rely on associating the car with 38 © The Editorial Board of the Sociological Review 2006 Driving the social a particular form of culture; one that merely includes, as if in passing, practices of exclusion.