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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

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

Nicholas Halter

similarly ambiguous. Melanesia was a term firmly rooted in Australian understandings of the Pacific region, denoting race rather than geographical location. The category of “Melanesia” was based on earlier theories that the Pacific was inhabited by two races

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

gone through temporary periods of “open door policies” toward refugees, exiles, and labor migrants ( Chaulia 2003 ; Verdirame and Harrell-Bond 2005 ), their current migration regimes suggest a continuing preoccupation with the rigid categories of race

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A Decade of Religion and Society

Sondra L. Hausner, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Simon Coleman

—touch and the ‘embrace’, the washing of feet, the smell of incense—Napolitano suggests that Francis challenges dominant race relations discourses inherent in contemporary Catholicism, and thus serves the role of a social and political ‘disrupter’ of

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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

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Becoming “Pacific-Minded”

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

Anna Johnston

Australia to the Hawaiian Islands and Canada, April to June 1950 , this was a tour of the white settler colonies via the Pacific, which wrestles with assumptions about race and national identity. Clune’s book considers the aftermath of the British Empire

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Heidi Morrison, James S. Finley, Daniel Owen Spence, Aaron Hatley, Rachael Squire, Michael Ra-shon Hall, Stéphanie Vincent-Geslin, Sibo Chen, Tawny Andersen, and Stéphanie Ponsavady

labor into joining ships, which offered a “freedom that was not present on land” (97) where “skill and reliability” (101) overrode race in “the transnational and transcultural world of the ‘mariner’” (107). Zoë Laidlaw considers native lobbyists

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Undoing Traceable Beginnings

Citizenship and Belonging among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Patricia Daley, Ng’wanza Kamata, and Leiyo Singo

complexities, dynamics, and limitations as a mechanism of inclusion. National citizenship does not equate to equal rights for all, since citizens can be differentially included according to gender, race, ethnicity, and merit ( Anderson and Hughes 2015

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Katherine Ellinghaus and Sianan Healy

discussed by many scholars in recent years. 2 The dual meanings of mobility should be no surprise. As Bradley Rink has shown, when race is thrown into the mix, “Mobilities are [shown to be] relational, requiring a dialectic between mobility and immobility

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Theorizing Mobility Transitions

An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Cristina Temenos, Anna Nikolaeva, Tim Schwanen, Tim Cresswell, Frans Sengers, Matt Watson, and Mimi Sheller

to be assumed that the benefits are more or less evenly distributed in terms of gender, class, race/ethnicity, and other processes of social differentiation. Yet, the vast majority of initiatives to encourage cycling or electric vehicle use cater to