Book review: Transit Life, David Bissell, MIT Press 2018

Cook, Simon (2019) Book review: Transit Life, David Bissell, MIT Press 2018. Journal of Transport Geography, 78. pp. 230-231. ISSN 0966-6923

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Abstract

Transit Life is a research monograph by David Bissell about the transformative potential of commuting, and the impact it has on people, places and societies. Acting as a guide to illuminate the taken-for-granted, surprising and significant role of commuting in people’s everyday lives, this book is undeniably a triumph. Meticulously researched, vividly written, and theoretically rich, Bissell’s Transit Life is sure to become a classic within mobility studies. It persuasively argues for the importance of commuting in society and for an exploration of its a/effects. For those familiar with Bissell’s work, this is unlikely to be surprising. A central figure within the mobilities turn, Bissell’s work has significantly helped advance the rethinking of mobility, movement, stillness and immobility over the last decade or so. In Transit Life, we can see the culmination of much of this work/thinking, consolidating various strands of Bissell’s research and writing into one masterfully crafted volume.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.04.015
Date: 4 May 2019
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Simon Cook
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 07:46
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 09:43
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7539

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