Aeromobilities

Author: Saulo Cwerner,Sven Kesselring,John Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134059337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Aeromobilities is a collection of essays that tackle in many different ways the growing importance of aviation and air travel in our hypermobile, globalized world. Providing a multidisciplinary focus on issues ranging from global airports to the production of airspace, from airline work to helicopters, and from movement in airports to software systems, Aeromobilities seeks to enhance our understanding of space, time and mobility in the age of mass air travel. From Sao Paulo to Sydney, Aeromobilities draws on local experiences of airspaces to generate theory and research that are global in scope. It is the first book of its kind, bringing together a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to aviation and air travel in the social sciences and humanities, while emphasizing the central role of aeromobilities in contemporary social relations. In a world where virtually every aspect of social life is touched upon, in one way or another, by the complex global network of airline flows, with its large passenger aircraft and iconic international airports, Aeromobilities provides innovative analyses of some of the most fundamental and influential mobility networks of our time.

Mobilität bewegt Schule

das niedersächsische Curriculum Mobilität an schulischen und außerschulischen Lernorten

Author: Erwin Curdt

Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3763938893

Category: Niedersachsen - Mobilität - Verkehrserziehung - Curriculum - Aufsatzsammlung

Page: 185

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Exploring Networked Urban Mobilities

Theories, Concepts, Ideas

Author: Malene Freudendal-Pedersen,Sven Kesselring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351780905

Category: Architecture

Page: 158

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Exploring Networked Urban Mobilities explores different conceptual and theoretical angles between social practices and urban environments, culture, infrastructures, technologies, and the politics of mobility. The book introduces the concept of networked urban mobilities and lays out a research agenda for the future of mobility studies. Each of the contributors represents a specific approach in the field and each article provides cutting-edge theoretical and conceptual reflections on the topic. Mobility here is understood as a heterogeneous phenomenon that shapes modern societies and cities by emerging in different dimensions: as physical, social, cultural, and digital mobilities.

Mobile Lives

Author: Anthony Elliott,John Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134019211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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How should we understand the personal and social impacts of complex mobility systems? Can lifestyles based around intensive travel, transport and tourism be maintained in the 21st century? What possibility post-carbon lifestyles? In this provocative study of "life on the move", Anthony Elliott and John Urry explore how complex mobility systems are transforming everyday, ordinary lives. The authors develop their arguments through an analysis of various sectors of mobile lives: networks, new digital technologies, consumerism, the lifestyles of ‘globals’, and intimate relationships at-a-distance. Elliott and Urry introduce a range of new concepts – miniaturized mobilities, affect storage, network capital, meetingness, neighbourhood lives, portable personhood, ambient place, globals – to capture the specific ways in which mobility systems intersect with mobile lives. This book represents a novel approach in "post-carbon" social theory. It will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and teachers in sociology, social theory, politics, geography, international relations, cultural studies, and economics and business studies.

Societies beyond Oil

Oil Dregs and Social Futures

Author: John Urry

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780321716

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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What would a de-carbonised society be like? What are the implications of a general de-globalisation for our social futures? How will our high-carbon patterns of life be restructured in a de-energized world? As global society gradually wakes up to the new reality of peak oil, these questions remain unanswered. For the last hundred years oil made the world go round, and as we move into the century of 'tough oil' this book examines some profound consequences. It considers what societies would be like that are powering down; what lessons can be learned from the past about de-energized societies; will there be rationing systems or just the market to allocate scarce energy? Can virtual worlds solve energy problems? What levels of income and wellbeing would be likely? In this groundbreaking book, John Urry analyzes how the twentieth century created a kind of mirage of the future that is unsustainable into even the medium term and envisions the future of an oil-dependent world facing energy descent. Without a large-scale plan B, how can the energizing of society possibly be going into reverse?

Transnationale Vergesellschaftung

Die Entgrenzung sozialer Lebenswelten

Author: Steffen Mau

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593403862

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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Nationale Gesellschaften sind heute keine abgeschlossenen Gebilde mehr. Die Prozesse der Globalisierung und Transnationalisierung erfassen dabei mehr und mehr die Lebenswelt jedes Einzelnen. Erfahrungen der Grenzüberschreitung in Form von Migration, Mobilität und neuen transnationalen Netzwerken veralltäglichen sich. Steffen Mau zeigt diese Entwicklungen auf, benennt ihre sozialen Brüche und fragt, ob die wachsende Entgrenzung Einstellungen, Vorurteile und Wertvorstellungen der Bürger verändert. Nicht zuletzt zeigt er, inwieweit die Bevölkerung die Globalisierung als Bedrohung oder Chance wahrnimmt.

Time, Innovation and Mobilities

Travel in Technological Cultures

Author: Peter Frank Peters

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415370721

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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In social theory and sociology, time and travel in technological cultures is one of the new and challenging research topics in the 'mobilities turn'. Yet surprisingly, contemporary practices of mobility have till now, seen only limited theorization within these disciplines. By analyzing historic and contextualized transit practices, this revealing book argues that travel cannot now simply be reduced to getting from A to B; it is an integrated part of everyday life. In this area, researching how problems can be identified as dilemmas and reformulated as design problems helps create a new vocabulary; one which will not only change the agenda in the debate on mobility problems in the public domain, but will also suggest new ways of theorizing mobility innovations. In this fascinating book, author Peters: develops a conceptual framework to study contemporary transit practices and evaluate innovation strategies gives new insights regarding historic and contemporary design strategies and regarding innovations related to travel in technological cultures gives special attention to electronic timespaces and ICT based mobility innovations investigates cases of travel in technological cultures, car travel, air travel, and cycling in Dutch towns. An original and provocative contribution to the emerging field of mobilities, this book will become an essential resource for advanced undergraduate, post-graduate, researchers and practitioners in the fields of sociology, geography, spatial planning, policy and transportation studies.

Zum ewigen Frieden und andere Schriften

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104018979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Philosophen Lexikon. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. In einer seiner bekanntesten Schriften entwickelt Immanuel Kant mit atemberaubender Modernität ein Staatskonzept, das zum ›Ewigen Frieden‹ nicht nur eine politisch argumentierende Öffentlichkeit voraussetzt, sondern auch internationale Rechtsverbindlichkeit fordert. 150 Jahre später beginnen die Vereinten Nationen ihre Arbeit daran. Aber Kant mischt sich in seinen anderen Schriften auch in Fragen der Alltagskultur ein, die nichts an Aktualität verloren haben, zum Beispiel das Raubkopieren ...

Kosmos

Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung

Author: Alexander von Humboldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: 544

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The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

Author: Peter Adey,David Bissell,Kevin Hannam,Peter Merriman,Mimi Sheller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131793413X

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends. This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems. The text is forward-thinking, projecting the future of mobilities as they might be lived, transformed and studied, and possibly, brought to an end. International in focus, the book transcends disciplinary and national boundaries to explore mobilities as they are understood from different perspectives, different fields, countries and standpoints. This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in mobility across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Mobile Methods

Author: Monika Büscher,John Urry,Katian Witchger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134007108

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In the twenty-first century, more than ever, everything and everybody seems to be on the move. Global flows of people, goods, food, money, information, services and media images are forming an intensely mobile background to everyday life. Social scientists, too, are on the move, seeking new analytical purchase on these important aspects of the social world by trying to move with, and to be moved by, the fleeting, distributed, multiple, non-causal, sensory, emotional and kinaesthetic. Mobile Methods addresses the challenges and opportunities of researching mobile phenomena. Drawing on extensive interdisciplinary discussion, the book brings together a collection of cutting-edge methodological innovations and original research reports to examine some important implications of the mobilities turn for the processes of ‘research’, and the realm of the empirical. Through analysis that addresses questions such as ‘how are social relationships and social institutions made in and through mobility?’, and ‘how do people experience mobility in twenty-first century world cities?', the authors mobilize sociological analysis, bringing new insights and opening up new opportunities for engagement with contemporary challenges. This book is a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of disciplines including Human Geography, Social Policy, Sociology and Research Methods.

Vorsokratiker

Author: Christof Rapp

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547614

Category: Pre-Socratic philosophers

Page: 262

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Reputationsnetze

Zur Internationalisierung von Unternehmensberatern. Eine relationale Theorie

Author: Johannes Glückler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839402654

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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In den letzten zwanzig Jahren hat die Unternehmensberatung ein starkes Wachstum und ein hohes Maß an internationaler Verbreitung erfahren. Wie aber erschließen Unternehmensberater erfolgreich neue internationale Märkte? Mit Hilfe eines institutionellen Ansatzes untersucht der Autor die Funktion sozialer Netzwerke zur Überwindung geographischer Ferne. Empirische Fallstudien in London, Madrid und Frankfurt zeigen die fundamentale Bedeutung von Reputation und Vertrauen für die Internationalisierung. Das Buch leistet damit einen systematischen Beitrag zu einem sozio-institutionellen Verständnis wirtschaftlicher Globalisierungsprozesse.

Zukunft als Katastrophe

Author: Eva Horn

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104013764

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

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Warum wir unsere Zukunft schwarz malen Unsere Gegenwart gefällt sich darin, Zukunft als Katastrophe zu denken, in Kino, Wissenschaft und Literatur. Eva Horn geht der Geschichte und den Motiven dieses modernen Katastrophenbewusstseins nach. Sie legt dabei die biopolitischen Konflikte frei, die in den Untergangsszenarien – von der Verdunklung des Globus über den Atomtod bis zum Klimawandel – ausgetragen werden. Sie zeigt aber auch, wie in den Rufen nach Sicherheit und Prävention Fiktionen wirksam sind, die man als solche begreifen und analysieren muss. Die künftige Katastrophe zu entziffern bedeutet nämlich immer, eine Geschichte schon zu Ende zu erzählen, die sich erst noch ereignen soll. »Wer gelernt hat, die Werke der Literatur genau zu lesen, das führt Eva Horn mit ihrer Studie eindrucksvoll vor, der hat auch eine Chance, die Legenden und Fiktionen genauer zu erfassen, die in der Politik verbreitet werden.« Der SPIEGEL über »Der geheime Krieg« von Eva Horn

So kommen Sie rauf und wieder runter

was Sie schon immer übers Fliegen wissen wollten

Author: David Blatner

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593373140

Category:

Page: 258

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Warum ruckelt die Maschine so? Was sind das für seltsame Rauchwölkchen am Triebwerk? Und wieso hat der Kapitän das Anschnall-Signal eingeschaltet? Eine unterhaltsame Beruhigungspille für alle Fluggäste. Der Autor beschreibt alles, was man übers Fliegen wissen möchte: Er erklärt, wieso sich eine 300 Tonnen schwere Maschine in die Lüfte hebt und oben bleibt - erläutert den Einfluss des Wetters auf den Flieger und warum ein Sturm ihm wenig anhaben kann - klärt über technische Details auf und führt die Leser ins Cockpit und den Tower und sammelt unterhaltsame Anekdoten aus der Geschichte des Fliegens. Außerdem hat er zahlreiche praktische Tipps für alle Fluggäste auf Lager, damit der nächste Urlaubsflug zur ungetrübten Freude wird.