Aerial Life (Heftet)

Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

Serie: RGS-IBG Book Series 


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2010
Antall sider: 296
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: RGS-IBG Book Series
ISBN/EAN: 9781405182614
Kategori: Naturvitenskap
Omtale Aerial Life
NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. * Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society * Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility * Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today * Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities * Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era

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