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(Dis)Connected Rail

Infrastructural Suspension and Phatic Politics in Romania

Adrian Deoancă

disrupted infrastructures to continue eliciting and frustrating “forms of desire and fantasy [that] can take on fetish-like aspects.” 7 Bereft of technical viability, the Giurgiu-Bucharest railroad allows the isolation of the ideological and affective

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Shavagne Scott, Walter Goettlich, Sheila Petty, Wang Yanjun, Chimwemwe Phiri, and Larissa Kopytoff

resistance in the Atlantic World. It illuminates for scholars across fields the way in which mobility can be used as a tool of analysis to enable deeper understandings of the diversity of the human experiences, ideologies, and epistemologies that shape our

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Race and the Micropolitics of Mobility

Mobile Autoethnography on a South African Bus Service

Bradley Rink

The racial ideology of apartheid was translated to bus services in Cape Town, both within individual buses as well as through services separated by race. 26 What then followed during the apartheid era of the mid-twentieth century was a system of

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Automobiles and Socioeconomic Sustainability

Do We Need a Mobility Bill of Rights?

Daniel Newman

energy. Proposals must be people-centered and ensure that the needs of ordinary citizens and their communities take priority over the business-centered capitalist profit motive that dominates in neoliberal ideology. The Energy Bill of Rights gains much

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Governing Global Aeromobility

Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s

Bret Edwards

cultural pluralism that aimed to create a more “just society” free of racial and other forms of discrimination. 26 These institutional changes suggested that Canada, under the Liberals, had undergone a progressive ideological shift by the early 1970s that

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Becoming “Pacific-Minded”

Australian Middlebrow Writers in the 1940s and the Mobility of Texts

Anna Johnston

supported Australian neocolonialism (which is difficult to discern in most editorial policy documents), we should not assume that readers uncritically digested such ideologies. 31 And readers situated their magazine reading within other cultural practices

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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

underlying component of the transport infrastructure our special issue is interested in. Despite all (infra)structural similarities, road and railroad stand for two contrasting ideological qualities of passenger and cargo transport, namely private versus

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Lucy Baker, Paola Castañeda, Matthew Dalstrom, Ankur Datta, Tanja Joelsson, Mario Jordi-Sánchez, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, and Dhan Zunino Singh

an ideological motif that demonstrates the city's aggressive promotion of some neighbourhoods and neglect of others” (137). In the final chapter, the book deals with bikeshare systems, focusing on the ways they exacerbate the extant inequalities

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Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

ideologies, this always happened from the secure standpoint of white privilege. Nicholas Halter opens the special section with his analysis of the Pacific in the Australian interwar imaginary in “Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific: ‘Savagery’ and

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Kudzai Matereke

in need of transformation, needed to be eliminated or segregated by consigning them to the “imaginary waiting room of history.” 8 The ideologies of modernization and development that came in the wake of colonial modernity were underwritten by