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Race and the Politics of Mobility—Introduction

Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

Abstract

Race matters. “Too often scholars discuss mobility in the abstract, assuming or omitting the highly consequential matter of the identity of those who move and its effects on how they move.” This special issue on Mobility and Race has invited contributors to rethink how unequal relations of power inherent in both mobility and race shape a racialized mobility politics. Th e articles that follow examine what Cotten Seiler has called the “racialization of mobility,”2 meaning the ways in which “the modern practices and institutions of mobility have been and remain highly racialized.”

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Nicholson, Judith A. - Wilfrid Laurier University

Sheller, Mimi - Drexel University