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Alessandro Jedlowski

adolescence spent in the country of origin), and the future (in this case, the desired new life that will begin once back in Nigeria). What Birtchnell and Urry define as the “the magic system” of “cargomobilities” created by the introduction of shipping

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Diverse Driving Emotions

Exploring Chinese Migrants’ Mobilities in a Car-Dependent City

Sophie-May Kerr, Natascha Klocker, and Gordon Waitt

driving emotions are diverse. For some people, like the Chinese migrants involved in this study, negative feelings detract from the desire to drive, with implications for patterns of car use. Our participants’ narratives made direct links between transport

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Media Ecologies of Autonomous Automobility

Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars

Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller

technologies in the automobile.” 57 With the car and its safe and secluding environment, the driver can privatize and personalize the inhabited space. 58 Michael Bull speaks of the “desire for accompanied solitude,” 59 which the two analyzed concept cars

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Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought

Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769

John K. Noyes

itself in the desire for mobility, for travel. It carries him like the ship in which he will travel from Riga to France. At the end of On Diligence , he ties this to the image of the bee, departing the hive to return with the seeds on which the

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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

of collective life. 45 Finally, in her essay about a golden spike, anthropologist Heather Swanson notes that “railroads … put the world on a new track,” 46 emerging from and contributing to dreams of empires and desires of capitalist accumulation

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Kudzai Matereke

-centric theory that numbs or stifles the emergence of multiple theoretical perspectives of mobility. Here I follow James Ferguson who urges us to read “the desire to ‘provincialize Europe’” not as “a matter of devaluing” European thought, but “cutting it down to

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

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

experiences of mobility. The readers, consumers, and producers of the print culture products discussed here were almost exclusively white and Anglo-Saxon, and the narratives of mobility conveyed in books and magazines spoke to the experiences and desires of

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Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

University Press, 1996); and more recent work such as Liz Montegary and Melissa A. White, eds., Mobile Desires: The Politics and Erotics of Mobility Justice (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). 9 Michael Omi and Howard Winant, “Once More with Feeling

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Transfers at a Crossroads

An Anthropological Perspective

Noel B. Salazar

organizational developments crystallized in a first set of publications exploring what an anthropology of mobility looks like. 2 Interestingly, Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies was founded around the same time, emerging “out of a desire

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Peter Merriman

around the city, documenting their journeys with Facebook photo-diaries that captured the quiet and apparent immobility of a global city in lockdown. My desire to “move” myself for exercise (and pleasure, and a change of scene) led to an intensified