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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

speed and acceleration designed to appeal to male drivers and their desire for thrill. Online searches have been conducted in which the major manufacturers and their representation of the car, driver, and driving environment were considered. In most car

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe and Catharine Coleborne

localized disasters are able to spread and impact on a global scale. Matthewman points to a global acceleration of disasters locking environment and humanity into a possible final showdown. Following on, Gail Adams-Hutcheson, in “Embodied Vibrations

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

and down), yawing (aircraft sliding from side to side), acceleration, climb and descent. 30 Now, of course we are being simply provocative in adumbrating the possibility that today’s occasional and frequent jetsetters might be slightly less “alive

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

time and space. In other words, the preferred definition of disaster has remained static across a time span we now refer to as the Great Acceleration, a period of anthropogenic change that Will Steffen and colleagues call the most “dramatic and

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue and Katherine Roeder

Books, 2014). Walking a Turtle on the Leash Lutz Koepnick, On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014), 336 pp., 43 illustrations, $40 (hardback) Modernity’s obsession with speed and acceleration

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

“Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity” confronts two concepts of masculinity: first, the dominant and more archaic form of combustion masculinity, linked to explosion and violence, risky behavior, acceleration, and high speed; and second, a