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Dangerous Mobilities

Mimi Sheller

a flood, the bodily experiences of dangerous mobilities are crucial. Focusing on bodily affect brings to our attention the significance of phenomena such as vibration, motion sickness, fear felt as a racing heart, or extreme sleepiness that dogs the

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

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

Nicholas Halter

and innocence of the Pacific Islands was threatened by the spread of civilization (and its vices), a fear heightened by the increasing presence of Europeans in the islands in the 1920s and 1930s. Woodburn was concerned that air travel would “destroy

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

disaster fear that disaster studies seems doomed to intellectual marginality at precisely the moment of its greatest need. Their biggest concern is that disaster scholarship suffers from a poverty of theory. 10 Stated simply, disaster thinking has failed

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Ocean, Motion, Emotion

Mobilities and Mobilizations in the Pacific

Matt Matsuda

, the Tampa , packed with more than four hundred sick and desperate passengers, largely refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Iraq. The passengers were removed amid fears of unwanted refugees reaching Australian shores. To keep the refugees

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Frances Steel

apparently successful “cross-racial paradise” and thus “an alternative racial destiny”—a powerful counterpoint to White Australia. 9 Indeed, for many commentators in the interwar years, these flourishing mixed populations, attenuating long-held fears of

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Ceasing Fire and Seizing Time

LA Gang Tours and the White Control of Mobility

Sarah Sharma and Armonds R. Towns

with the materiality of mobility and race beyond cultural texts. In particular, Doreen Massey’s critique of the generalized white male protagonist assumed in the discourse around “time-space compression” reveals that fears of “dislocation” and the loss

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Governing Global Aeromobility

Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s

Bret Edwards

feared for his life in India. The officer referred Paul’s case to a two-person adjudication panel and detained him as a likely flight risk. The panel swiftly met and ruled that Paul was not a genuine refugee and was therefore eligible for immediate

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

, various contributors to that issue took note of the affects and “vibrations” of sickness, fear, or extreme tiredness, reminding us of the sensations and feelings of the moving body, but also foreshadowing the anxieties of illness entering our bodies. 5 In

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Mobilities and the Multinatural

A Test Case in India

Thomas Birtchnell

and territories. 18 In the cities of the Global North, free-to-range wild or semidomesticated animals are met with mistrust, fear, and disgust, or are the focus of exploitation or cruelty. As the images above show, in India multinatural mobilities

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State of Uncertainty

Educating the First Railroaders in Central Sakha (Yakutiya)

Sigrid Irene Wentzel

a priority for the Russian government. 5 However, this development has triggered fears that precious taiga 6 forest environments and rural ways of life could be destroyed. These continuing fears are informed by the difficult center