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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

slavery as the antecedent of contemporary surveillance technologies and practices as they concern inventories of ships’ cargo and the making of “scaled inequalities” in the Brookes slave ship schematic, … biometric identification by branding the body with

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

“Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

Nicholas Halter

imagined reality.” 45 Even with improved transportation technology by the 1920s, steamship services to the New Hebrides and Solomon Islands, for example, only left Australia monthly. Since the island groups were not on any of the major transpacific routes

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The Spectacular Traveling Woman

Australian and Canadian Visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars

Sarah Galletly

upon through their depiction of the glamor and luxury associated with steamship travel. In The Spectacular Modern Woman , Liz Conor argues that technologies of image production in the early twentieth century led to the circulation of pictures of the

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Governing Global Aeromobility

Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s

Bret Edwards

Mark Salter, “The Global Visa Regime and the Political Technologies of the International Self: Borders, Bodies, and Biopolitics,” Alternatives 31, no. 2 (2006): 167–189. 30 Memo from Gaetan Lussier to John Roberts, 24 August 1983. 31 Harry Hiller

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Katherine Ellinghaus and Sianan Healy

on both the technologies (such as sailing ships) and the ideologies of mobility (such as the idea that the civilized settle and that the savage is constantly mobile and thus should be contained and protected in order to be civilized) have been

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Becoming “Pacific-Minded”

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

Anna Johnston

crucially inflected by global histories of war and wartime reading and writing. These midcentury travel writers enthusiastically and creatively maximized the potential of modern mass media technologies, even as they retained a nostalgic attachment to formal

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Exploring Humanistic Layers of Urban Travel

Representation, Imagination, and Speculation

Jooyoung Kim, Taehee Kim, Jinhyoung Lee, and Inseop Shin

This think piece approaches urban travel from a mobility humanities perspective, using the example of Seoul, South Korea, a leading metropolis in Asia. The article demonstrates three modes of interpreting urban travel in Seoul: (1) representation by means of mobile video technologies embodying a paradoxical relationship of powers; (2) literary imagination confining a possible mobile community in a restricted region; and (3) philosophical speculation presenting “crossing the Han River” as a spiritual and emotional reproduction of the connection between, and consequential rupture of, heterogeneous territories. The article pays particular attention to the represented, imagined, and speculated dimensions of urban travel, which is understood as a physically practiced and cognitively elaborated production, rather than a predefined movement per se.

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The Mobilization of Weimar Radio

Actuality, Microphone, Radio-film

Brían Hanrahan

This essay addresses the effects and experiences that become possible, and become the object of fascination and reflection, when early German radio mobilized-when it moved out of the studio to transmit from places in the "outside world." Mobile electro-acoustic technologies enabled a new sense of exteriority and new experiences of time and space. The paper reconstructs and analyzes three rhetorical figures associated with this mobilized radio. First, the complex concept of actuality, among other things, referred to temporal liveness and the palpable auditory presence of location sound. Second, the popular rhetorical and visual image of the "traveling microphone," emphasized new relations of inside and outside, studio and world, reality and representation. Third, comparisons between radio and film-including the term "radio-film," an early name for live location broadcasts-provided a vocabulary for understanding the properties of a mobile radio, including the intense sense of an outside world made present for the listener at home.