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Beth Gutelius, Janet Gibson, Dhan Zunino Singh, Steven J. Gold, Alexandra Portmann, Peter Cox, Rudi Volti, Adrian Drummond-Cole, and Steven D. Spalding

by a chapter on recycling bicycles. The book is designed to prompt reassessment of the often linear assumptions present in conceptualizing sustainability and to alert the reader to the importance of technologies and technical processes involved in

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

in many major cities, bringing a sudden clearing of air pollution and seldom-seen blue skies around the world, along with a new flow of bicycles onto the streets of many cities. In Nature Climate Change , Corinne Le Quéré and colleagues find that

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Gijs Mom and Georgine Clarsen

with containers), aviation, and general transport. Articles on railways, walking, and bicycling were not represented last year. But what is most important is that we had four articles (nearly a quarter of all published) dealing with “mobility writ large

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Gijs Mom and Georgine Clarsen

passenger car driven by private benefactors (whom the media routinely called “smugglers”), they were joined by fellow refugees who managed to cross the border between Russia and Norway on bicycles, literally using a loophole in local transborder rules. When

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Theorizing Mobility Transitions

An Interdisciplinary Conversation

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

practice. In talking or thinking of it, we know the elements that constitute it as a practice: the materials including technologies like bicycles, accessories, road signs; the competences and ways of using the body; the social meanings, norms, and rules

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Hammer and Cycle

Communism's Cycling Counterculture in Interwar France

Martin Hurcombe

In 2010 the magazine Bicycling ran a short piece on what it thought was a curious aside to the Tour de France: the presence of the Parti Communiste Français (PCF) in the form of Jean-Emmanuel Ducoin and Eric Serres, cycling correspondents for

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Vistas of Future New Mobility Studies

Transfers and Transformations

Georgine Clarsen, Peter Merriman, and Mimi Sheller

contributions from academic and nonacademic writers across the globe. We have experimented with redefinitions of what it means to be mobile—on a bus, a car, a ship, an airplane, a bicycle (or all of them); in a house; through a virus, a cell phone, or a game; on

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Mobilities and the Multinatural

A Test Case in India

Thomas Birtchnell

) and their owners, langur wallahs—who carry them on bicycles—deter the macaques. Otherwise the monkeys raid food cupboards, shred paper files, and even bite bureaucrats: in one case, a deputy mayor even fell to his death after an attack. 16 The

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“Two Wheels Bad”?

The Status of Cycling in the Youth Hostels Association of England and Wales in the 1930s

Michael Cunningham

countryside. Members could only travel between hostels under their own steam. Apart from the occasional canoe trip undertaken, in practice this meant either on foot or by bicycle. This was an important aspect of YHA policy, later known as Rule 1, because the

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When Was Brexit? Reading Backward to the Present

Antoinette Burton

Fifty years from now Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county [cricket] grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers and—as George Orwell said—“old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the