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Wrong-Way Flights: Pushing Humans Away

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on air travel, perhaps the most notorious venue of the security apparatus. We learn once again from the appliances and procedures, this time of the especially elaborate system of ... More


The Growth of the Hajj: Global and Regional Trends

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Geographically and culturally, today’s hajj is nearly universal. The highest rates of hajj activity are still in countries closest to Mecca, but air travel allows Muslims throughout Asia, Africa, ... More


The International response to the outbreak of SARS, 2003

David L. Heymann

in SARS: A case study in emerging infections

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568193
eISBN:
9780191718175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568193.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

On 15 March 2003, the WHO issued an emergency alert to a novel severe disease spreading along the routes of international air travel. A case definition was provided and the new disease was named ... More


UK air travel: taking off for growth?

Brian Graham

in Traffic jam: Ten years of 'sustainable' transport in the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420732
eISBN:
9781447304050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter addresses the policy debate over air travel in Great Britain. It examines the trends in British air travel since 1998, focusing on the issues of airport capacity and the step changes ... More


Air Travel

Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

in Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042482
eISBN:
9780262295239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the dependence of air travel on software and focuses on the growing use of software in organizing, managing, and producing air travel. A persuasive set of discourses that ... More


Prologue: Departures

Evan R. Ward

in Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032290
eISBN:
9780813038995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032290.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

As the tourism infrastructure throughout Latin America improved during the 1940s and 1950s, getting to Latin America also became a more sophisticated—and packaged—cultural experience. In the 1940s, ... More


Cheap Tickets

Max Hirsh

in Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The fourth chapter traces the development of budget air travel in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. It researches the development of low-tech interventions, e.g. airline ticketing counters located ... More


What Is Airport Urbanism?

Max Hirsh

in Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

An autobiographical introduction that provides a unique frame for studying the cross-border movement of the “semi-privileged” air travelers in Asia. The chapter argues that these passengers, and the ... More


Worklife connections: technologies of mobility and transnational lives

Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, and Justyna Salamońska

in New mobilities in Europe: Polish migration to Ireland post-2004

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088094
eISBN:
9781781705834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088094.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the mobility patterns of Polish migrants in the context of new ‘technologies of mobility’. Of particular importance was low-cost air travel which facilitated the initial ... More


Aluminum Rain

Joseph A. McCartin

in Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199836789
eISBN:
9780190254506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836789.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization's (PATCO) nationwide strike that unfolded in August 1981 in every state and territory and stretched across the Atlantic. ... More


Transborder Infrastructure

Max Hirsh

in Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The second chapter investigates the “upstream” check-in system that allows passengers in Mainland China to fly through Hong Kong's airport without going through customs and immigration procedures. ... More


Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Max Hirsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Airport Urbanism studies the exponential leap of global air traffic since the 1980s and its implications for the planning and designing of five East and Southeast Asian cities. Focusing on the ... More


The Window Seat of Modernity

Willie Hiatt

in The Rarified Air of the Modern: Airplanes and Technological Modernity in the Andes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190248901
eISBN:
9780190248932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248901.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores early travel accounts to demonstrate how technology mediated modern subjectivity. It shows how early commercial aviation had transformed travel writing into a veritable cottage ... More


‘Concealing the Crude’: Airmindedness and the Camouflaging of Britain’s Oil Installations, 1936–9

James Robinson

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the wide range of feelings and affective responses seemingly elicited by aerial geographies, spaces and practices. Within the contemporary world, the act of flying has become ... More


Special Zones

Max Hirsh

in Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The third chapter continues the theme of accommodating travelers despite architectural and social conventions by studying cross border bus networks between Hong Kong and the Chinese city of Shenzhen. ... More


Special Groups

Dom Colbert

in MCQs in Travel Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199664528
eISBN:
9780191918315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199664528.003.0012
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

It is convenient to separate those who differ from the general travelling population into easily identifiable categories or special groups. Each of these groups will ... More


Nationalism, Consolidation, and Rationalization in the Aviation Industry

Jae Woon Lee and Michelle Dy

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter details how governments, especially in Asia, have supported the airline industry during the Covid-19 crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on the global economy, and ... More


Moral Stagecraft

Karen Stohr

in Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190867522
eISBN:
9780190867553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867522.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter provides an account of how social practices and conventions are used to build moral neighborhoods. It draws on Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical picture of human interaction to describe how ... More


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