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Elite Mobilities

Author : Thomas Birtchnell
ISBN : 9781136155413
Genre : Social Science
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Small in number but great in influence, mobile elites have shaped the contours of global capitalism. Today these elites continue to flourish globally but in a changing landscape. The current economic crisis—and rising concerns about the moral legitimacy of extreme wealth—coincides with stern warnings over the risks posed by climate change and the unsustainable use of resources. Often an out-of-bounds topic in critical social science, elites are thought of as too inaccessible a group to interview and too variable a minority to measure. This groundbreaking collection sets out to challenge this perception. Through the careful examination of the movements of the one per cent through the everyday spaces of the ninety-nine per cent, Elite Mobilities investigates the shared zones elites inhabit alongside the commons: the executive lounge in the airport, the penthouse in the hotel, or the gated community next to the slum. Bringing together the pioneer scholars in critical sociology today, this collection explores how social scientists can research, map, and ‘track’ the flows and residues of objects, wealth and power surrounding the hypermobile. Elite Mobilities sets a new benchmark in social science efforts to research the powerful and the privileged. It will appeal to students and scholars interested in mobilities, transport, tourism, social stratification, class, inequality, consumption, and global environmental change.

Mobilities Design

Author : Ole B. Jensen
ISBN : 9781317526933
Genre : Social Science
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Contemporary society is marked and defined by the ways in which mobile goods, bodies, vehicles, objects, and data are organized, moved and staged. Against the background of the ‘mobilities turn’ this book articulates a new and emerging research field, namely that of ‘mobilities design’. The book revolves around the following research question: How are design decisions and interventions staging mobilities? It builds upon the ‘Staging Mobilities’ model (Jensen 2013) in an exploratory inquiry into the problems and potentials of the design of mobilities. The exchange value between mobilities and design research is twofold. To mobilities research this means getting closer to the ‘material’, and to engage in the creative, exploratory and experimental approaches of the design world which offer new potential for innovative research. Design research, on the other hand, might enter into a fruitful relationship with mobilities research, offering a relational and mobile design thinking and a valuable basis for design reflections around the ubiquitous structures, spaces and systems of mobilities.

Italian Mobilities

Author : Ruth Ben-Ghiat
ISBN : 9781317677727
Genre : Social Science
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The Italian nation-state has been defined by practices of mobility. Tourists have flowed in from the era of the Grand Tour to the present, and Italians flowed out in massive numbers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Italians made up the largest voluntary emigration in recorded world history. As a bridge from Africa to Europe, Italy has more recently been a destination of choice for immigrants whose tragic stories of shipwreck and confinement are often in the news. This first-of-its-kind edited volume offers a critical accounting of those histories and practices, shedding new light on modern Italy as a flashpoint for mobilities as they relate to nationalism, imperialism, globalization, and consumer, leisure, and labor practices. The book’s eight essays reveal how a country often appreciated for what seems immutable - its classical and Renaissance patrimony - has in fact been shaped by movement and transit.

Tourism Mobility And Second Homes

Author : Prof. C. Michael Hall
ISBN : 9781845413712
Genre : Business & Economics
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Second homes - the cottage, the summer house, the bach - are an important part of the tourism and leisure lifestyles of many people in the developed world. Second homes are therefore an integral component of tourism experiences in rural and peripheral areas. Yet, despite their significance not only for tourism but also for rural communities and the rural economy, relatively little research has been undertaken on the topic until recent times. This volume represents the first major international analysis and review of second homes for over 25 years. It will provide a significant resource for those interested in changing patterns of tourism and leisure behaviour as well as the use of the countryside and peripheral areas. The book describes the economic, social and environmental impacts of second homes as well as their planning implications and places such discussions within the context of contemporary human mobility. The volume represents essential reading for those interested in rural regional development processes and the development of new rural leisure landscapes.

Soviet Regional Elite Mobility After Khrushchev

Author : William A. Clark
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038563834
Genre : Social Science
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Clark's groundbreaking study covers the period in Soviet political history from the fall of Nikita Khrushchev in late 1964 through the spring of 1987 and examines the forces affecting regional elite mobility throughout the Soviet Union during these years. Turning the explanatory focus away from the traditional areas of patronage and clientelism, Clark adopts a novel approach to the subject by concentrating on structural variables such as the economic, social, and demographic aspects of the regions themselves as key elements of an explanation for long-term mobility trends. In addition to his focus on non-traditional variables, the broad chronological scope of the study and the fact that all Soviet republics with equivalent party structures are examined make Clark's work especially valuable for graduate students and scholars of Soviet politics and government seeking a more general and inclusive explanation of regional elite mobility than has been available in previous studies of the subject. The study is based on an exhaustive examination of the careers of over 275 Obkom (regional party committees) First Secretaries. As a result of this analysis, the 129 regional party structures of the USSR are ranked hierarchically with respect to political mobility. Throughout the study, Clark seeks to isolate non-idiosyncratic variables to explain the significant variance in mobility opportunities offered by the various regional party units. Thus, rather than relying on the traditional personalistic variables, Clark seeks to identify independent variables that have explanatory value throughout the Soviet system. Finally, Clark examines the effects of background characteristics and functional career types on elite mobility at the Obkom tier, and analyzes changes in regional cadres policy after Brezhnev. Six appendices provide additional information for the student and researcher.

Social Mobility Education And Development In Tunisia

Author : James Allman
ISBN : 9004058753
Genre : Education
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A revolution in education and literacy has taken place throughout the Third World within a generation. The vast majority of parents in developing nations are illiterate, while the majority of children, by the time they reach their teens, have enough formal education to assure more or less permanent literacy. To be sure, the quality of this education, the duration of the schooling experience and the equality of educational opportunity for males and females, rich and poor, urban, town and rural dwellers varies considerably from country to country. However, the fact remains that for the first time in history, formal education has become available to the majority of mankind. The consequences of this new state of affairs must surely be significant. For example, children have the means quickly to acquire more knowledge than their parents possess, which might call into question traditional relationships of respect and honor accorded to older people, based on their greater life experience and knowledge of the ways of the world. Or, as new jobs or occupational roles become available in societies, the superior education of the young might give them competitive advantage over their elders in access to new jobs, higher pay, or other means to enhance the quality of life of their families. Are these changes taking place? To date there have been very few attempts to answer this question, which makes James Allman's study of the impact of formal schooling on Tunisian youth of interest to educators and planners throughout the developing world. -- From JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/stable/218264 (May 2, 2013).

Patterns Of Political Elite Mobility In Modern China 1912 1949

Author : Wenhui Cai
ISBN : 0896446506
Genre : Elite (Social sciences)
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Reeftown Elite

Author : Mia Brandel-Syrier
ISBN : UCAL:B4462088
Genre : Social Science
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The Change Of A Lifetime

Author : John C. Beck
ISBN : 0824815297
Genre : Social Science
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"This book documents the changes in Japanese employment structures, behavior patterns, and attitudes that indicate that lifetime employment was not 'an indestructible bastion of Japanese cultural heritage.' ... Readable and refreshingly free of jargon." --Asiaweek

Student Mobility And Narrative In Europe

Author : Elizabeth Murphy-Lejeune
ISBN : 9781134506415
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together case studies and theory, this book is the first in-depth qualitative study of student migration within Europe. Drawing on the theory of 'the stranger' as a sociological type, the author suggests that the travelling European students can be seen as a new migratory elite. The book presents the narratives of travelling students, explains their motivations, the effects of movement into a new social and cultural context, the problems of adaptation, and describes the construction of social networks, and the process of adaptation to new cultures.

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