Mobility, Sociability and Well-being of Urban Living

Editors: Wang, Donggen, He, Shenjing (Eds.)

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  • Brings together interdisciplinary analysis of wide-ranging urban issues from the perspective of wellbeing
  • Compares empirical data collected from different cities across different parts of the world
  • Features state-of-the-art research by a group of internationally recognized scholars and frontline researchers from different countries
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About this book

This book investigates critical urban issues related to socio-spatial segregation, housing, daily travel, mobility of the elderly, etc. from the perspective of wellbeing.  This is a collection of the latest research works by frontline researchers working in the fields of geography, urban studies, transport, and sociology. Drawing on theoretical and empirical explorations, collected chapters in this book connect mobility and wellbeing, bridge geography and health, and analyze the implications of mobility disadvantages on urban marginal groups’ wellbeing. Research findings presented in the book are also highly relevant for practitioners and policy makers in the pursuit of improving urban livability since wellbeing, or quality of life, is increasingly considered as an important criteria alternative to income growth to evaluate economic, social and urban development.  

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“This edited book is a worthwhile addition to the well-being literature and is written in a very accessible form. It provides important insights into the role that geography and spatial scale play in understanding the interplay of mobility, sociability and well-being in our complex urban worlds.” (Jonathan Corcoran, Urban Studies, Vol. 55 (9), 2018)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Between Mobility and Immobility: Undocumented African Migrants Living in the Shadow of the Chinese State

    Pages 3-21

    Lan, Shanshan

  • Disciplined Mobility and Migrant Subalternity: Sketching the Politics of Motorcycle Taxis in Guangzhou

    Pages 23-48

    Qian, Junxi

  • Reappropriation Through Occupation: Interrogating On-Street Parking in Chinese Cities

    Pages 49-63

    Ding, Yannan (et al.)

  • China’s New Generation Migrant Workers’ Urban Experience and Well-Being

    Pages 67-91

    He, Shenjing (et al.)

  • Urban Villages and the Contestation of Urban Space: The Case of Shenzhen

    Pages 93-110

    Hao, Pu

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobility, Sociability and Well-being of Urban Living
Editors
  • Donggen Wang
  • Shenjing He
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-48184-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-48184-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-48183-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-56914-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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