A major intervention of mobility studies has been to suggest a new framework for the writing of history. Recent studies of diasporic Indian Ocean communities and trans-Pacific labor migration have shown that mobility history can open the door to histories of mobile subjects rather than static nations and, in the process, lead the way toward a transmodal and transnational research agenda. This article considers what the history of mobility has to offer to the modern history of transport and social life in the Japanese archipelago, which has most often been used to tell the story of the development of the modern Japanese nation-state.
Circulation as History in East Asia under Empire
Histories of modern mobility often assume that modern forms of movement arrived in East Asia as part of a universal process of historical development. This article shows that the valorization of modern mobility in East Asia emerged out of the specific context of Euro-American imperial encroachment and Japanese imperial expansion. Through an examination of the tropes of opening and connecting, the article argues that the mobility of the modern can be understood as an “imperial” mobility in two senses: one, as a key component in European, American, and Japanese arguments for the legitimacy of empire; and two, as a global theory of history that constituted circulation as a measure of historical difference.
: Rethinking Mobility in Francophone Women's Writing , ed. Kate Averis and Isabel Hollis-Touré (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016), 191–211; Catherine Mazauric, Mobilités d'Afrique en Europe: Récits et figures de l'aventure (Paris: Karthala, 2016
People and “Dead” Cars in a Remote Aboriginal Community
Kate Senior, Richard Chenhall, and Daphne Daniels
In this article we visit a car junkyard in the small Arnhem Land outstation of Nalawan in the top end of Australia’s Northern Territory. Using both a mobilities paradigm and recent theorizing of waste from the global south, we will argue through our ethnographic observations that the wrecked cars become mobile, reassembled, and reconceptualized in a range of surprising ways. Though now immobile, the stories they encapsulate continue to circulate and reverberate with the complexities and tensions of Indigenous mobilities.
An Urban Cadence of Power and Precarity
Jennifer Ruth Hosek
Ovarian Psycos , USA, 2016, produced, directed, and written by Joanna So kolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle, starring the Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade, 1h 12m, available on DVD soon. Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle’s documentary
Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950
Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich
geographies and concerns, and strived to participate in a global culture of modernity. Kate Macdonald and Christoph Singer have recently identified elements of the middlebrow as a cultural category already emerging at the turn of the twentieth century. Yet
Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines
Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich
Humble have separately noted. 17 Yet, recent scholarship has begun to extend the category of the middlebrow to midrange, masculine, nonfiction writing and its readerships. Kate Macdonald has observed that in the interwar period, the cultural values of
Mobilizing Children’s Voices in UK Flood Risk Management
Alison Lloyd Williams, Amanda Bingley, Marion Walker, Maggie Mort, and Virginia Howells
: Recovery and Resilience” project, Lancaster University and Save the Children, 2015, http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/outputs . 55 See Marion Walker, Rebecca Whittle, William Medd, Kate Burningham, Jo Moran-Ellis, and Sue Tapsell, Children and
A Critical Perspective
experiences of people have to be considered. For people with disabilities, like the Melbourne towers residents, the touted slogan for the COVID-19 campaign “we are all in this together” sounds far-fetched. This is because, as Gerard Goggin and Kate Ellis
Disastrous Mobilities in Relocation from the Christchurch Earthquakes, Aotearoa New Zealand
, “Towards a Critical Geography of Architecture,” 56. See also the special issue on geographies of trauma in Emotion, Space and Society , in particular, Kate Coddington, “Contagious Trauma: Reframing the Spatial Mobility of Trauma within Advocacy Work