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Preface. Part 1 Mobile worlds. 1. Mobilizing social life. 2. Mobile theories and methods. 3. The mobilities paradigm. Part 2 Moving and communicating. 4. Pavements and Paths. 5. Public trains. 6. Inhabiting cars and roads. 7. Flying around. 8. Connecting and imagining. Part 3 Societies and systems on the move. 9. Gates to heaven and hell. 10. Networks. 11. Meetings. 12. Places. 13. Systems and dark futures. Bibliography. Index

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John Urry (1946-2016) was Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University


"John Urry unfolds a new paradigm of social sciences, based on mobilities and not on territorially fixed societies. This wonderful book creates a systematic and creative conceptual space in which to renew sociology for the twenty-first century." -- Ulrich Beck, University of Munich "John Urry has made the study of mobility into the key to the study of modern life. Using this key, in this book he not only casts fresh light on various aspects of modernity but also massively extends the reach of sociological and cultural analysis as he does so. A seminal contribution." -- Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick "This is both an important book and a great book. It's an important book because individualized mobility is becoming the most important social trend of the developed world. It is a great book because it deals smartly, comprehensively, and systematically with how this mobility takes place." -- Barry Wellman, University of Toronto

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