Delivering Sustainable Transport: A Social Science Perspective

Product Details
11 Dec 2002
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
212 pages - 150 x 225 x 15mm


Until now, transport has been left to planners and economists, but this timely book raises issues that these disciplines exclude. This book offers examples of how transport analysis can be diversified and broadened to include important theoretical approaches and perspectives not previously used in mainstream transport studies. These provocative essays cover a wide range of issues and opens up a debate on the effects of travel and transport on various social groups, from bikers to pre-school age children, in the West and in industrialising countries. Leading authorities from transport planning, sociology, geography and environmental studies show how different frameworks - from theories of consumption to ethnography - can provide fresh insights and inspire new policies.
Introduction: Morphing mobility - a methodological critique; A. Root
Globalisation, Markets and Policy - the Need for New Paradigms; 
Transport, modernity and globalisation; C. McKenzie
Limits of economics; K.H. Schaeffer & E. Sclar 
If public transport is the answer, what is the question?; K. Hamilton 
Post-Modernity and Reflexivity; Reflexivity in transport studies; T. Turrentine 
Moblising the mobile: the political inclusion of the transport user; S. McDonald-Walker
Identity, lifestyle and the gaming interview; T. Turrentine 
Cultural Studies; The automobile era: a cultural analysis; K.H. Schaeffer & E. Sclar
Ethnography of motor-bike boys; P. Willis 
The effects of different localities on children's play and development; M. Huttenmoser
New Dimensions in Mobility Discourses; What is transport social exclusion?; J. Solomon
Westernising travel policy: rickshaw pullers in Calcutta; J. Whitelegg et al.
The city and the car; M. Sheller, J. Urry

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