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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOKPRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what thedevelopment and transformation of air travel has meant forsocieties and individuals. * Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approachestowards the aeroplane and its relation to society * Presents an original theory that our societies are aerialsocieties, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled andthreatened by aerial mobility * Features a series of detailed international case studies whichmap the history of aviation over the past century - from thepromises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and tothe rise of international terrorism today * Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport toshape societies, bodies and individual identities * Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas abouthow the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are consideredin the modern era
  • Book type: E-book
  • Language: English
  • Book series: RGS-IBG Book Series
  • Ean Code: 9781444324648
  • ISBN: 9781444324648
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • E-Book type: PDF
  • Author: Peter Adey
  • Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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