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Vanessa Stjernborg, Mekonnen Tesfahuney, and Anders Wretstrand

This study focuses on Seved, a segregated and socioeconomically “poor” neighborhood in the city of Malmö in Sweden. It has attracted wide media coverage, a possible consequence of which is its increased stigmatization. The wide disparity between perceived or imagined fear and the actual incidence of, or exposure to, violence attests to the important role of the media in shaping mental maps and place images. Critical discourse analysis of daily newspaper articles shows that Seved is predominantly construed as unruly and a place of lawlessness. Mobility comprises an important aspect of the stigmatization of places, the politics of fear, and discourses of the “other.” In turn, place stigmatization, discourses of the other, and the politics of fear directly and indirectly affect mobility strategies of individuals and groups.

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The Algorithmics and Biopolitics of Race in Emerging Smart Border Practices and Technologies

Tamara Vukov

scale, condensed in the figure of the smart border secured through a proliferation of border surveillance technologies. Despite claims to its “postracial” nature, this essay proposes to consider and analyze the differential yet central place that race

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Media Ecologies of Autonomous Automobility

Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars

Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller

provide space and time to relax and create. Yet this “safe space” is also a space of surveillance, which may not be experienced in the same way by differently raced and gendered mobile subjects, who may find themselves targets of securitization. Nissan

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Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

disciplinary fields such as migration studies, transport studies, cultural studies, surveillance studies, and postcolonial studies. We believe that mobilities research and critical race theorizing can be productively brought together to further expose the

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

’s recent work on the links between constructions of race and forms of surveillance shows, for instance, how contemporary forms of racial surveillance including biometrics are prefigured by earlier episodes in black history. If we are to take transatlantic

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

signals dangerous times for non-Western peoples. Fear of illicit mobilities and their intendant security risks increasingly determine logics of governmentality—and tracing (surveillance) of risky identities. Thus, there is currently a strong global focus

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

surrounding autonomous automobility more generally, Hildebrand and Sheller discuss the interior of the self-driving car as a racialized and gendered space of surveillance, subordinated to algorithms devised to detect deviant behavior and to represent a male

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Governing Global Aeromobility

Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s

Bret Edwards

The Canadian government installed tighter surveillance at major national airports as they evolved into international transit hubs. In 1970, the federal departments of Transport and Citizenship and Immigration jointly introduced a two-tiered screening

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City Sterilization and Poverty Management

Examining a Mobility Hub in the “Redevelopment and Enhancement” of Downtown Tallahassee

Christopher M. McLeod, Matthew I. Horner, Matthew G. Hawzen, and Mark DiDonato

,” “surveillance,” and “medicalization” techniques. 15 Brian Hennigan and Teresa Gowan each show how seemingly progressive developments, like programming and “housing first” programs, retained paternalistic, disciplining, and authoritarian discourses. 16 Tony

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Katherine Ellinghaus and Sianan Healy

buildings, across highways, and along roads had meanings that could make them momentous. We show how these movements were subject to settler anxieties and surveillance and how they could then impact movements that are more drastic and permanent—the moving of