Contents: Introduction: introducing the mobilities turn, Margaret Grieco and John Urry; Does mobility have a future?, John Urry; Mobility and transport disadvantage, Julian Hine; Structures of encounterability: space, place, paths and identities, Frances Hodgson; Perspectives on young people's daily mobility, transport and service access in sub-Saharan Africa, Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Elsbeth Robson, Alister Munthali, Mac Mashiri, Augustine Tanle, Goodhope Maponya and Sipho Dube; Research on mobility and lifestyle – what are the results?, Konrad Götz and Timo Ohnmacht; Egos' horizons and behind them: snowball sampling on personal leisure networks, Matthias Kowald and Kay W. Axhausen; Connected, computed, collective: smart mobilities, Monika Büscher, Paul Coulton, Christos Efstratiou, Hans Gellersen and Drew Hemment; Technology fix versus behaviour change, Glenn Lyons; The impact of differences in commuting duration on family travel and activity patterns in the London and Paris regions, Peter Jones, Roselle Thoreau, Marie-Helene Massot and Jean-Pierre Orfeuil; Transport and social exclusion: where are we now?, Karen Lucas; What we do while driving: towards the 'driverless car', Eric Laurier with Tim Dant; Configuring commuters' accessibility to multimedia mobile services: the case of Bluetooth 'augmented' advertising in the Paris Metro, C. Licoppe and C. Levallois-Barth; Young people, mobility and the environment: an integrative approach, Colin G. Pooley; Sustainable mobility and mobility justice: towards a twin transition, Mimi Sheller; Transport history, the usable past and the future of mobility, Colin Divall; Aviation and ethnicity: an under-investigated area, Fiona Rajé; Bridging the mobility gap: the role of ITS, John D. Nelson and Paulus T. Aditjandra; Epilogue: the mobility of the sick: perverse organisational premises in the transport arrangements of the contemporary National Health Service, Margaret Grieco; Index.
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'This valuable collection of contributions, by distinguished scholars in a variety of disciplines, offers a provocative look at the pros and cons of modern mobility. Special attention is given to some often-neglected consequences of the status quo for the more vulnerable members of society, making it an especially important addition to public policy discourse and scholarship.'
Patricia Mokhtarian, University of California, Davis, USA
'Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society is a big leap forward for research beyond the transport/mobilities divide. It pulls together exiting debates and controversies amongst transport researchers and social scientists. It doesn't hide conflicts, disagreements and problems, but indicates future directions for sustainable mobility and transport. Urry, Grieco and the contributors are driving forward new thinking on transport and mobility. This is rich thinking and science. More of this quality is needed!'
Sven Kesselring, TU Munich, Germany