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Underground Theater

Theorizing Mobility through Modern Subway Dramas

Sunny Stalter-Pace

This article begins from the premise that modern American drama provides a useful and understudied archive of representations of mobility. It focuses on plays set on the New York City subway, using the performance studies concept of “restored behavior” to understand the way that these plays repeat and heighten the experience of subway riding. Through their repetitions, they make visible the psychological consequences of ridership under the historical and cultural constraints of the interwar period. Elmer Rice's 1929 play The Subway is read as a particularly rich exploration of the consequences of female passenger's presumed passivity and sexualization in this era. The Subway and plays like it enable scholars of mobility to better understand the ways that theatrical texts intervene in cultural conversations about urban transportation.

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

out of sync with the general demographics of New York City. In 2011, for instance, “While black and Latino males between the ages of 14 and 24 account for only 4.7% of the city’s population, they accounted for 41.6% of those stopped.” If we limit the

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“I Want to Ride My Bicycle”

The 11th Annual Bicycle Film Festival

Sønke Myrda

The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) has grown from a minor grassroots event to a global “Fest” staging urban cycling events in over two dozen cities worldwide. In its 11th year in New York City, the “BFF” New York (June 22–26, 2011) intends to provide its participants with a “weekend full of bike movies, music, art, street party and after parties,”1 before going on tour around the globe. Festival cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, Sao Paolo, Sydney, Taiwan, Tokyo, Vienna.

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Mobilizing a “Spiritual Geography”

The Art and Child Artists of the Carrolup Native School and Settlement, Western Australia

Ellen Percy Kraly and Ezzard Flowers

World Gallery in New York City, had purchased the collection from Rutter in 1956. Mayer likely showed some works in his 1962 exhibition of international children’s art. He donated many works to Colgate, including boxes of Carrolup artwork, labeled

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

as of late April 2020, at the height of social distancing, indicated steep reductions in public transit, but a continuing need for “skeleton” essential services to be maintained. In April 2020, for example, New York City's Metropolitan Transit

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James Longhurst, Sheila Dwyer, John Lennon, Zhenhua Chen, Rudi Volti, Gopalan Balachandran, Katarina Gephardt, Mathieu Flonneau, Kyle Shelton, and Fiona Wilkie

and material feat that produced a type of rail system very different from Belgium’s European and U.S. counterparts. Stephan Hohne’s excellent cultural history of New York City’s “subway map wars” of the 1970s explicates how visual representations of

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Eirini Kasioumi, Anna Plyushteva, Talya Zemach-Bersin, Kathleen F. Oswald, Molly Sauter, Alexandra Ganser, Mustafa Ahmed Khan, Natasha Raheja, Harry Oosterhuis, and Benjamin Fraser

pseudonymous Downtown School, a highly lauded, philanthropically funded middle and high school in New York City. Billed as a “school for digital kids,” the Downtown School had an ambitious, progressive plan to teach an “innovative” curriculum that pushed “what

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Dhan Zunino Singh

, catcalling, or staring. In public transport, moreover, a vehicle’s movement serves as an alibi to touch the other’s body, as shown by recent official campaigns in the New York City Subway, London Underground, Paris Metro, and Mexico City Metro. A survey in

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The Cadences of Rails

Unscheduled Stops in Tōkyō's Spaces of Flow

Robert J. Simpkins

promise of something personally rewarding. This has also been noted as a primary motivation of musicians who perform in stations in other parts of the world, such as those in the New York City subway. 19 This was certainly the case for two musicians

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Diverse Driving Emotions

Exploring Chinese Migrants’ Mobilities in a Car-Dependent City

Sophie-May Kerr, Natascha Klocker, and Gordon Waitt

Like a Deaf, Dumb and Blind Person’: Mobility and Immobility of Chinese (Im)migrants in Flushing, Queens, New York City,” Journal of Transport Geography 54 (2016): 10–21. 44 Sheller, “Automotive Emotions,” 223. 45 Sheller and Urry, “The New