The aim of this book is to offer a first comprehensive and multi-disciplinary discussion of the significance of walking in the social sciences. Walking as a theme so far has received very little scholarly discussion. A recent article offering a short overview of the sociology of walking complained about the scarcity of previous efforts suggested only three works that offer theoretical guidance. Significantly, none was written by a sociologist, as Marcel Mauss was more of an anthropologists, Michel Foucault a philosopher, while Anook Nayap is a professor of geography. Furthermore, important as these contributions are, none targeted walking specifically.