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Regardless of its promise of freedom and autonomy, the ubiquity of the auto has prompted unexpected ecological, social, and political switch. In opposed to Automobility, a panel of unique students take a serious examine the contradiction of the automobile.
A severe account of the effect of the automobile on society, that's either liberated by means of and reliant upon motor vehicles.
Written by way of a panel of exotic students from various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Examines automobility's impression on environmental, social, and political issues.
- could be of curiosity to these whose study specializes in geography, politics, intake and cultural reports, severe conception, and the sociology of gadgets and way of life.

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Urban planning that recognizes the need for a radical transformation of transport could use existing legislation and regulation in new ways, to build ‘integrated’ and ‘intermodal’ public transport systems. Rather than trying to stifle mobility, which has been the strategy until now, societies will draw on and harness the power of the democratic urge to be mobile, hybridized and inhabiting the iron cage of motorized modernity. Overcoming the awesome constraints of existing automobility could make us recognize and harness its peculiar auto-freedom as we may increasingly come to inhabit the intelligent car.

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