Book review: Personal mobilities, by A Kellerman

Kenyon, Susan (2007) Book review: Personal mobilities, by A Kellerman. Review of: Personal Mobilities (Networked Cities Series) by Kellermann, Aharon. Economic Issues, 12 (1). pp. 124-125. ISSN 1363-7029. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Living in a contemporary developed society means having access to a myriad of ways to communicate. One can either use public or private transport to meet others and talk face to face, or use a variety of communication networks, like mobile or fixed telephones or the Internet, to travel virtually. "Personal Mobilities" provides a systematic study of personal movement focusing on the dimensions of space, individuals, societies and technologies. Kellerman examines a variety of personal mobilities, including air transportation, through several perspectives, examining the human need for movement, their anchoring within wider societal trends, commonalities and differences among mobility technologies and international differences. Although spatial mobility seems geographical by its very nature, the topic has been so far treated only partially, and mainly by sociologists. "Personal Mobilities" highlights geographical as well as sociological aspects and is the first book to focus solely on personal mobilities.

Item Type: Review
Uncontrolled keywords: Transportation, personal mobility
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Susan Kenyon
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 13:30
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 11:05
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