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Ocean, Motion, Emotion

Mobilities and Mobilizations in the Pacific

Matt Matsuda

displacement. In the twenty-first century, climate change had come, and with it the phenomenon popularly known as global warming. Worldwide debate raged as to whether environmental changes were real, imagined, natural, or man-made. But one thing was

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Mimi Sheller and Gijs Mom

Th is issue sheds new light on one of the classic concerns of mobility studies: transitions in forms of personal transportation. Mobility transitions are arguably one of the key issues of the twenty-first century, as societies around the world face the pressing questions of climate change mitigation and adaptation. A better understanding of recent and historical transitions not only in vehicle technologies but also in urban forms could be crucial to guiding future transition dynamics. At the same time, a deeper appreciation of historical transitions in transportation can also inform how we think about the present: what methods we use, what factors we take into consideration, and what theoretical perspectives we employ.

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Imagining Futures of Energy

Views from Central Asia

Markus S. Schulz

? To what extent can they be produced and consumed safely? How can the negative effects of global warming, climate change, and environmental degradation be avoided? Who will benefit, and who will be at risk? Faced with such urgent questions, it was

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The “Mangle” of Human Practice

Museu do Amanhã’s Artistic Staging as a Socioscientific Narrative on Climate Change

Rodanthi Tzanelli

Santander, the British Gas Project, and the government of Brazil), the museum was conceptualized as a dark but open-ended narrative on climate change and the future of humanity. 1 Designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to house

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Automobiles and Socioeconomic Sustainability

Do We Need a Mobility Bill of Rights?

Daniel Newman

and Climate Change, HM Treasury, the Rt Hon Danny Alexander, and the Rt Hon Nick Glegg MP, “Press Release: Deputy Prime Minister Takes ‘Green’ Cars Up a Gear,” (29 April 2014), https

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe and Catharine Coleborne

spaces to traverse. Sustainable mobilities, climate change and human mobility, mobility justice, historical mobilities in new perspectives, the mobilities of disease and war, and mobilities and the borders of the nation-state are just a few. At the

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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

”—wider, global conditioning contexts such as climate change or macroeconomic trends. Thus, fluctuating oil prices and economic crises influence mobility-related policies and broad developments in industry and markets, which may facilitate or preclude uptake and

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

uncontrollable. 14 The point about interconnection is absolutely fundamental. As the director of my institution’s Marine Science Institute put it, the biggest problem confronting the planet’s seas is not climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, or

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Terry-Ann Jones

northeast has dwindled for a variety of reasons, including climate change, 2 while the south, particularly the state of São Paulo, has superseded the northeast as the dominant region of sugarcane production. This shift was compounded by the Brazilian

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Diverse Driving Emotions

Exploring Chinese Migrants’ Mobilities in a Car-Dependent City

Sophie-May Kerr, Natascha Klocker and Gordon Waitt

indeed in other immigrant societies. Attentiveness to migrants and their life histories provides an opportunity to think through different ways of being mobile, even in car-dependent societies. To do so is imperative in the context of a climate-changing