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Hill, Michael R. 1987. “The Sociology and Experiences of Pedestrians.” Man-Environment Systems (Association for the Study of Man-Environment Relations) 37 (3/4): 71-78.
This paper introduces the sociological and experiential studies included in this special issue of Man-Environment Systems. Sociological and experiential perspectives and their interconnections are briefly explored. A sociology of sociology perspective is adopted and argues that architects, planners, engineers and other managers of vested, status guo interests fail to systematically incorporate the burgeoning social scientific work on pedestrianism due to the inherent and unavoidable political character of walking.