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Mobile Lives

How should we understand the personal and social impacts of complex mobility systems? Are lifestyles organised around intensive travel, transport and tourism sustainable?

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Sep 13, 2010
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM


Quinn Building: Q011

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Anthony Elliott (Professor of Sociology, Flinders University and Visiting Professor, UCD School of Sociology) and John Urry (Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University, with Tom Inglis (Professor of Sociology, UCD) as discussant, will reflect on the analysis of various aspects of mobile social life: networks, new digital technologies, consumerism, the lifestyles of globals, and intimate relationships-at-a distance, and examine the possibilities of new concepts such as miniaturised mobilities, affect storage, network capital, meetingness, portable personhood.

A seminar hosted by the UCD School of Sociology for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and teachers in sociology, social theory, politics, geography, international relations, cultural studies, and economics and business studies

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