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Regardless of its promise of freedom and autonomy, the ubiquity of the auto has stimulated unexpected ecological, social, and political switch. In opposed to Automobility, a panel of unique students take a severe examine the contradiction of the automobile.
A severe account of the influence of the automobile on society, that is either liberated by way of and reliant upon motor vehicles.
Written via a panel of exotic students from various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Examines automobility's impact on environmental, social, and political issues.
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Viewed in such ways, we argue, driving appears far from asocial. Overtaking ourselves We now turn to discuss views that imagine the car system as colonizing the lifeworld. Here we are being asked to entertain the idea that the car system is eliminating other ways of being in the world afforded by other cultural systems of enhancement. We need not of course, with Habermas, suggest that there ever was, or could be, a pure life-world that stands outside of, or is unadulterated by systems. 9 Following Levi-Strauss’ opposition between societies that are anthropoemic and those that are anthropophagic, Bauman (2001: 24) clarifies the ‘emic’ and the ‘phagic’ as a contrast between societies based on ingestion and assimilation, 46 © The Editorial Board of the Sociological Review 2006 Driving the social and those based on vomiting and annihilation.
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