Thinking about the Political Economy of Automobility (through the work Dr. Matthew Paterson, 10 years on) The idea of a dromocracy is integral to a description of contemporary society in the context of the modern political economy – it means “ruled by movement and acceleration” (Paterson, 2007, pp. 5, 8, derived from Paul Virilio’s dromology). In … More Thinking about the political economy of automobility.
Dant, T. 2004. The Driver-car. Theory, Culture & Society 21 (4):61-74. “The driver-car is socially embedded as a system of affordances, actor networks and embodiment that is not going to be foregone or forgotten easily. The object of the car is likely to undergo a dramatic transformation within the next few decades, yet even if … More Article Comments: “Driver-Car”