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Autonomous Vehicles and Gender

A Commentary

Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

cannot be accounted for by discourse alone. The resulting discursive-material dynamics generate persuasive formations of power to which we could become more attuned through thoughtful research and action in autonomous vehicle development. In what follows

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The Politics of Fear, Mobility, and Media Discourses

A Case Study of Malmö

Vanessa Stjernborg, Mekonnen Tesfahuney, and Anders Wretstrand

This study focuses on Seved, a segregated and socioeconomically “poor” neighborhood in the city of Malmö in Sweden. It has attracted wide media coverage, a possible consequence of which is its increased stigmatization. The wide disparity between perceived or imagined fear and the actual incidence of, or exposure to, violence attests to the important role of the media in shaping mental maps and place images. Critical discourse analysis of daily newspaper articles shows that Seved is predominantly construed as unruly and a place of lawlessness. Mobility comprises an important aspect of the stigmatization of places, the politics of fear, and discourses of the “other.” In turn, place stigmatization, discourses of the other, and the politics of fear directly and indirectly affect mobility strategies of individuals and groups.

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

in certain types of ‘mission’, often working with a sense of “ethnographic urgency” ( Stocking 1992: 41 ) in order to reach groups assumed to be rapidly disappearing. 1 Employing discourse and textual analysis, I examine in this article a body of

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How We Understand Aeromobility

Mapping the Evolution of a New Term in Mobility Studies

Veronika Zuskáčová

in order to recognize and synthesize the different discourses of aeromobility along with the interpretation of their viewpoint, their contributions and biases, and possible future routings. In so doing, the article intends to inspire more abstract

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

efficient self-driving cars—a promise made by the manufacturers and echoed in journalistic and popular culture discourse—rekindles the old familiar logic of a “technological fix”: technology is understood mainly as a tool to shape the social in a one

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“Africa, Are We There Yet?” Taking African Mobilities Seriously—Concluding Remarks

Kudzai Matereke

, antihistorical, and unhistorical, but also as happening in a cultural vacuum. Dominant discourses of globalization emphasize intensification of “spaces of flows” between physically disjointed positions held together by social actors in economic, political, and

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

of a prestige language, Pali, and by related, vernacular narratives that convey in art, manuscript, and print cultures the ethical values or imaginaries of this religious tradition. These imaginaries are sustained through social discourse, cultural

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“Coaching” Queer

Hospitality and the Categorical Imperative of LGBTQ Asylum Seeking in Lebanon and Turkey

Aydan Greatrick

challenging encounters with other refugee and host community populations. As with Turkey, recent political developments, as well as a growing sense of frustration with LGBTQ rights discourses, has produced a backlash in the country, which came to a head during

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Media Representations of Separated Child Migrants

From Dubs to Doubt

Rachel Rosen and Sarah Crafter

that separated child migrants, in confounding the “idealized childhood,” are often caught between protectionist discourses and ones of delinquency ( Crawley 2011 ; Doná and Veale 2011 ). The “innocent child” is not only constituted as being mobile

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A Timeless Measure of Who We Are?

Elena Isayev

host community by their leaders. As such, it is also an expression of the ambivalent role of those in power as representatives of the common will. This article provides a snapshot of instances when the discourse of hospitality becomes central to the