By Dave Horton, Paul Rosen and Peter Cox
Biking is a key daily mode of mobility within the constructing international and elements of northern Europe, and one that is more and more being promoted by means of governments of car-dominated societies similar to the united kingdom. but while the complicated and highly valued perform of biking addresses vital matters in social thought together with sustainability, fit existence and concrete quality-of-life, it's been remarkably unexplored via social scientists. This e-book redresses this hole via bringing jointly an interdisciplinary group of teachers with a robust curiosity in study into biking. In doing so, it presents an outline of the importance of biking to modern social and political debates and of the range of state-of-art ways to biking learn. The publication is split into major sections: the expertise of the bicycle; daily makes use of of the bicycle; the cultures of bicycle clients; and the spatial dynamics of bicycle use. It throws mild on a number of modern debates whereas additionally considerably extending the scope of biking reviews.
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Auge is not blind to this and points to a link between embodied experience and place arguing that, ‘as anthropological places create the organically social, so non-places create solitary contractuality’ (Auge 1995, 94). Yet I would suggest that Auge fails to account for the body as the site of multi-sensory potential. Places and non-places alike can be experienced bodily and directly and still fail to register on the perceptual radar. Whether they stand out or not, I suggest that each place or non-place depends upon a level of sensory (dis)engagement by the individual to make it so.
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