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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