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Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

Race matters. “Too often scholars discuss mobility in the abstract, assuming or omitting the highly consequential matter of the identity of those who move and its effects on how they move.” 1 This special issue on Mobility and Race has

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

separate due to disciplinary and subdisciplinary convention. Holding the fact of movement as the central problematic of our explorations means that it becomes possible to talk about sport, dance, and urban policing in holistic ways. “Race” is a central

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Discipline and Publish?

Transfers as Interdisciplinary Site

Cotten Seiler

flourished in the postwar UK, as well as feminist, poststructuralist, diasporic, postcolonial, and critical race theory. 1 The field has come to reject the frame of “American exceptionalism” and treat the United States as one of many national actors in the

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

, and how they are gendered and racialized. Accordingly, we have invited mobility scholars, sociologists, science and technology (STS) scholars, and feminist theorists to reflect on the relations between gender, race, class, and car culture. In the

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Gijs Mom and Georgine Clarsen

interdisciplinary perspective. Spanning sociology, ethnography, human geography, and communication studies, the articles examine how the unequal relations of power inherent in both mobility and race have shaped a racialized mobility politics in three white

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

who are typically disempowered in planning. 12 Our special section of Transfers on “Race and the Politics of Mobility” (March 2016), edited by Judith A. Nicholson and myself, was timely in highlighting the racial politics of uneven mobilities, the

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Georgine Clarsen and Gijs Mom

then, we have published a Special Section on “Settler Colonial Mobilities” ( Transfers 5, no. 3 [2015]), and one on “Race and the Politics of Mobility” ( Transfers 6, no. 1 [2016]). In this issue we continue that project of expanding our field and de

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Gijs Mom and Georgine Clarsen

,” articles either not on any specific mode, or with a non-traditional-transport focus, such as the special section on Mobility and Race and the special section on Africa (including one on the tsetse fly). In short: after six years, we can declare that we are

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

global focus on the contemporary world and its real and imagined dangers. Border breaches, boundary maintenance, and security fears haunt contemporary governments, in their race to secure nation-states. But, of course, our own time is not the first to

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Peter Merriman

, 10 media, 11 colonial and settler mobilities, 12 travel writing and knowledge transfer, 13 race, 14 print culture, 15 postcolonialism, 16 and mobility in dangerous worlds. 17 I hope the editors continue to commission such distinctive and