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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

connected yet simultaneously “at-risksocieties. Furthermore, our approach across these contributions is unique in that there is an international, as well as local, focus on mobilities in a “dangerous world” from scholars working mainly in Aotearoa New

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Editorial

Gijs Mom

Automobilism: World Mobility History, 1900–2015 . 3 Ulrich Beck, “World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties,” Theory, Culture and Society 13, no. 4 (1996): 1–32. 4 Michael Hardt and

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Financial Risks and Social Justice – Three Perspectives

Teppo Eskelinen

calculation. In contemporary sociological theory, the concept of risk has been typically used in a more general sense, for instance in the theory of the ‘risk society’ ( Adam et al. 2000 ; Beck 1992 ). Such theories often define risk as something

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Mobilities and the Multinatural

A Test Case in India

Thomas Birtchnell

tolerance of animals’ right to mobility in the city also has consequences for the risk society in India and this is particularly obvious in regard to stray dogs ( Figure 3 ). These dogs are culturally neither companion animals nor pests in Indian society

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Mobilizing Disability Studies

A Critical Perspective

Kudzai Matereke

hailing the advent of the “new normal,” which was depicted as not the life after , but rather the life lived with , COVID-19. The “new normal” approximates Ulrich Beck's “risk society,” 23 which transforms the ways we understand ourselves, our social

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

Ishiwatari, The Great East Japan Earthquake: Learning from Megadisasters (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012), https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18864,2 . 38 Ulrich Beck, “World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a

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Mobile Lives, Immobile Representations

Raili Nugin

Countryside,” Journal of Rural Studies 59 (2018): 163–172. 25 Mimi Sheller and John Urry, “The New Mobilities Paradigm,” Environment and Planning 38, no. 2 (2006): 207–226, here 208. 26 Ulrich Beck, Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (London: Sage

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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

–114. 29 Paterson, Automobile Politics , 139. 30 Ulrich Beck, Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity , vol. 2 (London: Sage, 1992), doi:10.2307/2579937 . 31 Connell and Messerschmidt, “Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept”; Anna

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Motorcycling in 1980s Athens

Popularization, Representational Politics, and Social Identities

Panagiotis Zestanakis

that humans were living in a novel historical condition in which they were exposed to risks such as environmental pollution, illnesses, and forms of crime that were produced by modernity itself. See Ulrich Beck, Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity

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State of Uncertainty

Educating the First Railroaders in Central Sakha (Yakutiya)

Sigrid Irene Wentzel

.2014.0032 . 26 Harvey and Knox, Roads , 65. 27 Harvey, Jensen, and Morita, “Introduction,” 7. 28 Andy Alaszewski, “Anthropology and Risk: Insights into Uncertainty, Danger and Blame from Other Cultures. A Review Essay,” Health, Risk & Society