Against Automobility

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Steffen Bohm, Campbell Jones, Chris Land, Matthew Paterson
Wiley, Nov 29, 2006 - Social Science - 268 pages
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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About the author (2006)

Steffen Böhm is Lecturer in Management at the University of Essex and member of the editorial collective of ephemera: theory & politics in organization.

Campbell Jones is Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy and Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Business Ethics at the University of Leicester.

Chris Land
is Lecturer in Management at the University of Essex. His research interests include the role of technology in the production and maintenance of human subjectivities and relationships of power and resistance within late-capitalist societies.

Matthew Paterson
is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on the intersection between International Political Economy, International Relations theory and global environmental politics.

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