Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

Author(s): Peter Adey

Print ISBN: 9781405182621

Online ISBN: 9781444324631

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324631


"These books could serve as a starting point from which to further develop this concept of aerial space and how it fits with or challenges other theories of space that are emerging in geography and the social sciences more broadly, such as those drawing on network and complexity theory."  (The AAG Review of Books, 1 March 2014)

''Peter Adey is a clear, strong, inventive, unique voice in human geography. In Aerial Life, he brings together a fascinating set of theoretical concerns and empirical cases in his inimitable style, with a gravity of purpose and a lightness of touch that makes for an incredibly rich book.'
-Mark B. Salter, University of Ottawa

'By extending critical human geography to the complex verticalities of airspace, Peter Adey offers a vitally important riposte to the long neglect of aerial cultural politics in the social sciences. Aerial Life is a brilliant tour de force. Incisive, comprehensive, fresh and, above all, topical - this is the book which can guide us as we address the geographies of the aerial.'
-Stephen Graham, Newcastle University

"He presents a compelling study of the processes involved in the social and psychological shaping of what he calls "the aerial subject." (Times Literary Supplement, 15 October 2010)