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Transit Life: How Commuting is Transforming Our Cities. By David Bissell


Adey, P and Holdsworth, C and Lorimer, H and Merriman, P and Schwanen, T and Stratford, E and Bissell, D, Transit Life: How Commuting is Transforming Our Cities. By David Bissell, Cultural Geographies, 27, (1) pp. 163-174. ISSN 1474-4740 (2020) [Review Single Work]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1474474019871658


Focused both on how commuting is transforming cities and on ‘how to think commuting differently’, in this eloquent and thoughtful book, David invites the reader to consider the power inherent in the question how itself – a power that enables radical open-endedness. Thus, David asks us to think about commuting and cities as transactional and transformational, quotidian and extraordinary, intimate and global. Even though Sydney, Australia, is the epicentre of David’s work, Transit Life is multiscalar and accounts for varied rhythms and times. Its approach to understanding is deeply empathic, and touches on people’s bodies, their homes, streets, rail-lines, cars, bus shelters, tramcars, offices and other sites, paths and nodes ... the list is exhaustive, never tiresome.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:geographies, mobilities, transit, commuting, qualitative research, academic critique
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:135567
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-11-01
Last Modified:2021-01-29
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