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Mobility, Modernity and Place
Mobility, modernity and place
Travel and Modernity

Modern society is a society on the move. Central to the idea of modernity is that of movement, that modern societies have brought about some striking changes in the nature and experience of motion or travel. This has been explored by a number of seminal commentators who have discussed how modern cities have entailed quite new forms and experiences of travel, such as Baudelaire on the Haussmannization of Paris, Simmel and Benjamin on the rush of life in a metropolis such as Berlin, and Le Corbusier on the effects of the automobile on the urban experience (see Berman 1983, as well as Lash and Friedman 1992). There has been some analysis of the changing nature of transport ...

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