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.