Sharing Mobilities focuses on the emergence of future sustainable and collaborative mobility cultures. At the intersection of physical and virtual capacity and access to people, goods, ideas, and services, this book poses fundamental challenges and opportunities for governance, economy, planning, and identity.

The future of new collaborative forms of consumption and sharing would play a key role in the organization of everyday life and business. Sharing mobilities is more than simply sharing transport, and its diverse impacts on society and the environment demand thorough theory-led sociological research. With an extensive global range, the contributors present radical manifestations of sharing capacities throughout diverse countries, including Germany, Denmark, Japan, and Vietnam. The phenomenon of mobility is highly actual and social as well as politically relevant and urging.

This collection focuses on open questions from the perspective of the mobilities turn while presenting state-of-the-art theory-based articles with applied perspectives. An ideal read for scholars based in social science and the interdisciplinary research on mobility, transports, and sharing economy. Sociologists, geographers, economists, urban governance researchers, and research students would also find this book of interest.

chapter 2|16 pages

Virtual Exchange-Based Mobilities

Platform Economy, Exchange and Culture

chapter 3|17 pages

Tourist Practices in the Sharing System of Web 2.0

The Case of Taiwanese Couchsurfers

chapter 6|20 pages

Are You Being Shared?

Mobility, Data and Social Relations in Shanghai’s Public Bike Sharing 2.0 Sector

chapter 7|13 pages

Coexistence of Multiple Temporalities

Ruptured Shared Mobilities in the Tokyo Metro

chapter 9|22 pages

Recruitment, Stabilization and Defection

Exploring Car Sharing Pathways of Young Urban Households

chapter 10|18 pages

Commercializing the xe om

Motorbike Taxis, GrabBike, and Shared Mobilities in Hanoi