Respect for nature at 200 km/h? Exploring the role of lifestyle mobilities in environmental responsibility

Leslie Mabon

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This chapter explores the potential of the idea of lifestyle mobilities in rising to some of the environmental challenges posed by contemporary mobility choices. It argues that developing a nuanced, contextualized understanding of how mobilities fit into people's lifestyles can play a pivotal role in imagining more sustainable mobility futures. The chapter considers this idea of lifestyle mobilities in practice through empirical work carried out with rally drivers in Scotland. It focuses on the physical nature of movement, the representation of rallying and the practice of rallying in order to consider how exactly rallying affects the environment, and what moves people to continue doing it. The data and ideas upon which the chapter is based comes from a larger project on environmental issues and the role of environmental philosophy in engaging stakeholders perhaps more sceptical, cynical and outright hostile towards ideas of environmental responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifestyle Mobilities
Subtitle of host publicationIntersections of Travel, Leisure and Migration
EditorsTara Duncan, Scott A. Cohen
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781315592404
ISBN (Print)9781409453710
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


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