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A poem by Tim Cresswell

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Th is article explores the mutual constitution of blackness and mobility in the

context of the United States. Using insights gained from the interdisciplinary

fi eld of mobility studies, it argues that mobilities have played a key role in

the defi nition of blackness (particularly black masculinity) at the same time

as blackness has been mapped onto particular forms of mobility. Th e article

is constructed through a series of suggestive vignettes moving backward

through time that illustrate continuities in the way forms of movement, narratives

of mobility, and mobile practices have intersected with representations

of African-American male bodies. Examples include end-zone celebrations in

American. football, stop and frisk procedures in New York City, the medical

pathologization of runaway slaves, and the Middle Passage of the slave trade.

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Cristina Temenos, Anna Nikolaeva, Tim Schwanen, Tim Cresswell, Frans Sengers, Matt Watson and Mimi Sheller

Despite a surge of multidisciplinary interest in transition studies on low-carbon mobilities, there has been little evaluation of the current state of the field, and the contributions of different approaches such as the multi-level perspective (MLP), theories of practice, or the new mobilities paradigm. As a step in this direction, this contribution brings together scholars representing different theoretical perspectives and disciplinary fields in order to discuss processes and uneven geographies of mobility transitions as they are currently theorized. First, we reflect upon the role of geographers and other social scientists in envisioning, enabling, and criticizing mobility transitions. Second, we discuss how different theoretical approaches can develop mobility transitions scholarship. Finally, we highlight emerging issues in mobility transitions research.

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Peter Merriman, Rhys Jones, Tim Cresswell, Colin Divall, Gijs Mom, Mimi Sheller and John Urry

This article is an edited transcript of a panel discussion on “mobility studies“ which was held as part of a workshop on mobility and community at Aberystwyth University on September 3, 2012. In the article the five panelists reflect upon the recent resurgence of research on mobility in the social sciences and humanities, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary debates, and the ways in which established fields such as transport history, migration studies, and sociology are being reshaped by new research agendas. The panelists discuss the importance of engaging with issues of politics, justice, equality, global capital, secrecy, and representation, and they encourage researchers to focus on non-Western and non-hegemonic mobilities, as well as to produce “useable“ studies which engage policy-makers.