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Transit Life : How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities

Transit Life : How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities


 An exploration of the ways that everyday life in the city is defined by commuting.

We spend much of our lives in transit to and from work. Although we might dismiss our daily commute as a wearying slog, we rarely stop to think about the significance of these daily journeys. In Transit Life, David Bissell explores how everyday life in cities is increasingly defined by commuting. Examining the overlooked events and encounters of the commute, Bissell shows that the material experiences of our daily journeys are transforming life in our cities. The commute is a time where some of the most pressing tensions of contemporary life play out, striking at the heart of such issues as our work-life balance; our relationships with others; our sense of place; and our understanding of who we are.

  •  Paperback | 272 pages
  •  152 x 229 x 13mm | 317.51g
  •  MIT Press
  •  Cambridge, United States
  •  English
  •  6 b&w illus.; 12 Illustrations, unspecified
  •  0262534967
  •  9780262534963

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