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Objects and materials are on the move like never before, often at astonishing speeds and along hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering texts from key thinkers, the book presents case studies from around the world which report on efforts to establish, maintain, disrupt or transform the cargo-mobility systems which have grown so dramatically in scale and significance in recent decades.By July that year, the service extended as far as London and in October was made available for the carriage of public mail ... the airline also carried consignments of gold a€“ as much as two tonnes per aircraft a€“ on the Londona€“ Parisa€“Switzerlandanbsp;...

Author:Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-04-10


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