Chapter Eight. Conclusion

  1. Peter Adey

Published Online: 4 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324631.ch8

Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

How to Cite

Adey, P. (2010) Conclusion, in Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324631.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182621

Online ISBN: 9781444324631



  • aerial body, high-intensity explosives - reverberated by voice broadcasts and sonic booms;
  • firework displays of ‘Shock and Awe’ in Iraq - life of feelings, emotions, sensations and perceptions;
  • aerial body-subject, transforming shapes and spaces produced by the aeroplane;
  • bodies of the aeromobile - not having much to do with costs;
  • environment and aerial life relation - being most acutely revealed;
  • being-in-the-air and environment - ‘vital capacities’ to live, vulnerable to analytical and material attack;
  • air travel, about the future - prophesied object transforming society, as the ‘winged gospel’;
  • research areas gesturing towards - new promising fields of investigation;
  • airport terminal, a space - for consumerism, identity or security protocols;
  • weather, object of risk and uncertainty - a domain of concern and action


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Environments

  • Futures

  • Aerial Turns