In-between Machines: The Global, Local, and Automobile Subjectivity Formation

  • Martin LedstrupEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)


Unless they are luxurious, one rarely stares at cars. Unless they are broken, one rarely reflects about them. Cars pass by. They are driven. They take us from A to B and back. The car, because it is such a habitual vehicle, surrounding us with its unremarkable ubiquity, seems like an obvious metaphor for ordinary life.


Obvious Metaphor Emirati Automobility Modern Subjectivity Georg Simmel 
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  1. 1.University of Southern Denmark (SDU)OdenseDenmark

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