“Our City is Ruined. Reason: Road Widening”

A Review Essay on New Mobility Studies, Social Sciences, and History

in Transfers
Gijs Mom Eindhoven University, The Netherlands g.p.a.mom@tue.nl

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Govind Gopakumar, Installing Automobility: Emerging Politics of Mobility and Streets in Indian Cities (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020)

Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Streets in Motion: The Making of Infrastructure, Property, and Political Culture in Twentieth-century Calcutta (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022)

Tarini Bedi, Mumbai Taximen: Autobiographies and Automobilities in India (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2022)

Rano Turaeva and Rustamjon Urinboyev (eds.), Labour, Mobility and Informal Practices in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: Power, Institutions and Mobile Actors in Transnational Space (London: Routledge, 2021)

Róisín Healy (ed.), Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past (London: Routledge, 2019)

Luke Heslop and Galen Murton (eds.), Highways and Hierarchies: Ethnographies of Mobility from the Himalaya to the Indian Ocean (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021)

Joshua Grace, African Motors: Technology, Gender, and the History of Development (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021)

Jun Zhang, Driving toward Modernity: Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019)

Shawn William Miller, The Street Is Ours: Community, the Car, and the Nature of Public Space in Rio de Janeiro (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Contributor Notes

Gijs Mom (Eindhoven University of Technology) recently finished his trilogy on world mobility history. He was the first founder-editor of Transfers. Email: g.p.a.mom@tue.nl

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