Mobilities and Complexities

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Abstract

This book is dedicated to John Urry and his path-breaking work on the new mobilities paradigm, which has become a powerful perspective in social theory. It challenges mainstream theoretical and empirical approaches that were grounded in a sedentary and bounded view of states. It propels innovative thinking about social and media ecologies, complex systems, and social change in modern worlds and lives and bridges many disciplines and methodologies. John Urry’s oeuvre has been very influential in the emergence of this new field and has had lasting impacts on many scholars. This collection presents originally commissioned essays from leading scholars who reflect on how Urry’s writing influenced their thinking and the course of their research and. The contributors represent a number of national contexts, including England, Germany, Denmark, Canada and the USA. The book collects personal essays and gives insight into a vivid network of scientists who have connections of various degrees to the work of John Urry.
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This book is dedicated to John Urry and his path-breaking work on the new mobilities paradigm, which has become a powerful perspective in social theory. It challenges mainstream theoretical and empirical approaches that were grounded in a sedentary and bounded view of states. It propels innovative thinking about social and media ecologies, complex systems, and social change in modern worlds and lives and bridges many disciplines and methodologies. John Urry’s oeuvre has been very influential in the emergence of this new field and has had lasting impacts on many scholars. This collection presents originally commissioned essays from leading scholars who reflect on how Urry’s writing influenced their thinking and the course of their research and. The contributors represent a number of national contexts, including England, Germany, Denmark, Canada and the USA. The book collects personal essays and gives insight into a vivid network of scientists who have connections of various degrees to the work of John Urry.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages245
ISBN (Print)987-1-138-60143-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-47009-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

    Research areas

  • Mobilities, Complexities, Mobilities Turn, John Urry
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