The Routledge International Handbook of Goffman Studies

Even though Goffman o en drew examples from everyday life mobilities, su as passing people on the pavement, crossing the street, or sharing the subway compartment (Goffman 1959, 1963, 1971), he was not a mobilities s olar himself.

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000604436

Category: Social Science

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This book explores the fertility and enigma of Erving Goffman’s sociological reasoning and its capacity to shed fresh light on the fundamental features of human sociality. Thematically arranged, it brings together the work of leading scholars of Goffman’s work to explore the concepts and themes that define Goffman’s analytical preoccupations, examining the ways these ideas have shaped significant fields of study and situating Goffman’s sociology in comparison to some eminent thinkers often linked with his name. Through a series of chapters informed by the same inventive and imaginative spirit characteristic of Goffman’s sociology, the book presents fresh perspectives on his contribution to the field and reveals the value of his thought for a variety of disciplines now increasingly aware of the importance of Goffman’s sociology to a range of social phenomena. A fresh perspective on the legacy of one of sociology’s most important figures, The Routledge International Handbook of Goffman Studies will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in interactionist and micro-sociological perspectives.

Introducing Urban Anthropology

Box 3.2 the new mobilities paradigm A number of influential authors, including sociologists Mimi Sheller and John Urry, have argued that the social sciences have come to be characterized by a new paradigm (a set of practices that define ...

Author: Rivke Jaffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317363989

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the important and growing field of urban anthropology. This is an increasingly critical area of study, as more than half of the world's population now lives in cities and anthropological research is increasingly done in an urban context. Exploring contemporary anthropological approaches to the urban, the authors consider: How can we define urban anthropology? What are the main themes of twenty-first century urban anthropological research? What are the possible future directions in the field? The chapters cover topics such as urban mobilities, place-making and public space, production and consumption, politics and governance. These are illustrated by lively case studies drawn from a diverse range of urban settings in the global North and South. Accessible yet theoretically incisive, Introducing Urban Anthropology will be a valuable resource for anthropology students as well as of interest to those working in urban studies and related disciplines such as sociology and geography.

Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure

mobilities. and. the. politics. of. hazardous. waste. Su-Ming Khoo and Henrike Rau School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Globalflowsof hazardous waste andwaste management technologies ...

Author: Christopher Rootes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317991229

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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As rates of consumption grow, the problem of waste management has increased significantly. National and local waste authorities seek to manage such problems through the implementation of state regulation and construction of waste infrastructure, including landfills and incinerators. These, however, are undertaken in a context of increasing supra-state regulatory frameworks and directives on waste management, and of increasing activity by multi-national corporations, and are increasingly contested by activists in the affected communities. Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure sheds new light on the structures of political opportunity that confront environmental movements that challenge the state or corporate sector. A series of case studies on collective action campaigns from the EU, US and Asia is elaborated in order to illuminate the similarities and differences between anti-incinerator protests within different states. Several contributions share a concern about cross-border or transnational waste flows. Each case study looks beyond its initial local frame of reference and goes on to interrogate assumptions about NIMBYism or localism, demonstrating the wider linkages and networks established by both grassroots campaigns and state and multinational agencies This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Politics

Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments

The practices of mobilities are therefore both contextually grounded in people, transport resources, places and institutions and contextually networked in flows of mobilities, in the networks of modes of transport, routes and timetables ...

Author: Pnina O. Plaut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429949722

Category: Science

Page: 238

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This book brings together conceptual and empirical insights to explore the interconnections between social networks based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and travel behaviour in urban environments. Over the past decade, rapid development of ICT has led to extensive social impacts and influence on travel and mobility patterns within urban spaces. A new field of research of digital social networks and travel behaviour is now emerging. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge cutting-edge research, and integrated analysis methods from the fields of social networks, travel behaviour and urban analysis. It explores the challenges related to the question of how we can synchronize among social networks activities, transport means, intelligent communication/information technologies and the urban form. This innovative book encourages multidisciplinary insights and fusion among three disciplines of social networks, travel behaviour and urban analysis. It offers new horizons for research and will be of interest to students and scholars studying mobilities, transport studies, urban geography, urban planning, the built environment, and urban policy.


Such things describe surreptitious 'alternative' mobilities and a re-territorialization of legitimacy strategies in the form of customs seizures and security screening. Within the wider context of a 'new mobilities paradigm' (Sheller ...

Author: Judith Rugg

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504681

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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Spatialities draws on a distinguished panel of artists, cultural theorists, architects, and geographers to offer a nuanced conceptual framework for understanding the ever-evolving spatial orderings that materially constitute our world.

Keywords of Mobility

In Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects, edited by Tim Cresswell and Peter Merriman, 1–18. Farnham: Ashgate. D'Andrea, Anthony, Luicina Ciolfi, and Breda Gray. 2011. “Methodological Challenges and Innovations in ...

Author: Noel B. Salazar

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785331473

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond Williams’ Keywords (1976), this edited volume presents contributions that critically analyze mobility-related keywords: capital, cosmopolitanism, freedom, gender, immobility, infrastructure, motility, and regime. Each chapter provides an historical context, a critical analysis of how the keyword has been used in relation to mobility, and a conclusion that proposes future usage or research.

Molecular Technology Volume 1

Especially, the author focuses on the magnitude relation of mobilities among the various materials. As a demonstration, the TD‐WPD method to the naphthalene, DNT‐V, pentaene, DNTT, C ‐BTBT, and rubrene single crystals was applied.

Author: Hisashi Yamamoto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527802784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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Edited by foremost leaders in chemical research together with a number of distinguished international authors, this first of four volumes summarizes the most important and promising recent chemical developments in energy science all in one book. Interdisciplinary and application-oriented, this ready reference focuses on chemical methods that deliver practical solutions for energy problems, covering new developments in advanced materials for energy conversion, semiconductors and much more besides. Of great interest to chemists as well as researchers in the fields of energy science in academia and industry.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism

While cosmopolitan realism calls for more humanity, more civility, and more reflexivity, critical mobilities theory questions whether there can even be a human, civil, reflexive subject.

Author: Maria Rovisco

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754695561

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

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The study of Cosmopolitanism has been transformed in the last 20 years and the subject itself has become highly discussed across the social sciences and the humanities. The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism pursues distinct theoretical orientations and empirical analyses, bringing together mainstream discussions with the newest thinking and developments on the main themes, debates and controversies surrounding the subject.

Semiconductor Power Devices

hexagonal semiconductors SiC and GaN the mobilities are anisotropic, i.e. they are different in directions parallel (μ׀׀) and perpendicular (μ┴) to the hexagonal axis. The values in the table are the mobilities parallel to the ...

Author: Josef Lutz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319709178

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 714

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Halbleiter-Leistungsbauelemente sind das Kernstück der Leistungselektronik. Sie bestimmen die Leistungsfähigkeit und machen neuartige und verlustarme Schaltungen erst möglich. In dem Band wird neben den Halbleiter-Leistungsbauelementen selbst auch die Aufbau- und Verbindungstechnik behandelt: von den physikalischen Grundlagen und der Herstellungstechnologie über einzelne Bauelemente bis zu thermomechanischen Problemen, Zerstörungsmechanismen und Störungseffekten. Die 2., überarbeitete Auflage berücksichtigt technische Neuerungen und Entwicklungen.

Pesticide Formulations and Application Systems

A first prediction is that foliar-active herbicides with intrinsic log mobilities within this range of-15 to -16 will be sensitive to the use of adjuvants that raise the log mobility above -15. If the intrinsic mobility is above this ...

Author: R. Scott Tann

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803126220

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 151

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Contains papers presented at the symposium of the same name.