Dangerous Mobilities

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Mimi Sheller Drexel University

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The articles in this special issue show how a theoretical approach informed by the mobilities turn can reveal new facets of the history of dangerous mobility. This afterword draws together some of these lessons concerning materialities, bodily sensations, and performativity, and then considers how we might study these aspects of danger and mobility from an international, comparative, and historical methodological perspective.

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Mimi Sheller is Professor of sociology and founding Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University, Philadelphia. She is President of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility and founding coeditor of the journal Mobilities. Her books include Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity (2014), The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities (2013), Mobility and Locative Media: Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces (2014), Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies (2003), Tourism Mobilities: Places to Play, Places in Play (2004), and Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom (2012). E-mail:

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