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Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262042482

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.001.0001

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Air Travel

Air Travel

(p.137) 7 Air Travel

Rob Kitchin

Martin Dodge

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses the dependence of air travel on software and focuses on the growing use of software in organizing, managing, and producing air travel. A persuasive set of discourses that includes security, safety, economic rationality, and increased productivity emphasizes the need for the widespread use of software in managing and monitoring the whole process of air travel. Air travel currently consists of chains of more densely interconnected codes/spaces that are governed by automated management and which are required for a convenient or cost-effective journey. The chapter also discusses several issues, including the transduction of air travel codes/spaces, the incompleteness of codes/spaces, the automated management of the assemblage of air travel, and the interlocking discourses of anti-fraud, citizenship, and security in the air travel industry.

Keywords:   air travel, code/spaces, automated management, citizenship, security, economic rationality

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