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Notions of Mobility in Argentina

A Discussion of the Circulation of Ideas and Their Local Uses and Meanings

Dhan Zunino Singh and Maximiliano Velázquez

The following critical review of notions of mobility in Argentina is motivated by the rapid spread of this globalized term and how it is being appropriated by transport scholars, policymakers, and technicians. Our concern as sociologists – now involved in cultural history and urban planning – and as members of the Argentinean University Transport Network, is the lack of a profound discussion that allows us to talk about a mobility turn.

We argue that the movement from transport to mobility tends to be a semantic change mostly because social sciences and humanities do not lead it, as experienced in other countries. Moreover, we believe that the particular way in which the notions of mobility spread in Argentina must be understood in the context of circulation and reception of ideas, experts, capital and goods, and re-visiting center–periphery debates.

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Dangerous Mobilities

Mimi Sheller

linkages across these realms that a theoretical approach informed by the mobilities turn can reveal. In this afterword, I want to draw together some of these lessons in materialities, sensations, mobility assemblages, and performances, and to consider

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Interrogating Aspirations through Migratory Mobilities

Supurna Banerjee and Eva Gerharz

While questions focused around social, economic, and physical movement have long been central to human lives, state policies, and economic regimes, the ‘mobility turn’ in academic scholarship has often seen a straightforward association of

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

assemblages. One of the very first such studies, following the so-called mobility turn of the early 2000s, was Mimi Sheller’s research on the car–driver assemblage. 17 In a pair of articles drawn from textual data analysis as well as personal reflections

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Towards an Understanding of Digital Nomadic Mobilities

Olga Hannonen

mobilities turn. John Urry argues that the notion of mobility is not new; the new is, among other things, the scale and diversity of movement, interconnections of physical movement and communications, importance of multiple mobilities for people's social

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

like the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. 13 Here I ask: Should disasters be so contained? Would disaster studies benefit from a mobilities turn of its own

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From the History of Transport in Paris to the History of Mobility in Greater Paris?

Arnaud Passalacqua

The history of transport in Paris used to focus on the inner city and take a traditional approach, linked to geography, economics, and political science. The new transport policy implemented by the left-wing Mayor Delanoë and the recent development of a debate on the Greater Paris project, however, have made historians change their scope. New works incorporate the history of a wider territory, on the scale of the whole metropolis, and propose new themes along with the mobility turn.

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Framing and Encompassing Movement

Ivan V. Small

Vietnam has been the focus of a creative and burgeoning body of academic, policy, and industry research broadly focused on mobility. This review is designed to give an inter-disciplinary overview of some of the new mobility related academic work on Vietnam and reflect on the broader political, economic and social contexts and catalysts of the mobility turn. The review considers three sub themes: transportation mobility, migratory mobility, and social mobility. It concludes with some reflections on the potentials and limitations for intersection between these fields, and anticipations of new mobility research areas in the coming years.

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Vistas of Future New Mobility Studies

Transfers and Transformations

Georgine Clarsen, Peter Merriman, and Mimi Sheller

geography. Gijs’s crucial intellectual contribution was to apply the “mobility turn” to the long-standing field of transport history, thereby conceiving of transportation in a much wider sense, encompassing culture, communication, media, and all kinds of

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“Our City is Ruined. Reason: Road Widening”

A Review Essay on New Mobility Studies, Social Sciences, and History

Gijs Mom

sciences, but an uneasy fusion, a fusion that hurts sometimes, somewhat. It hurts, I have argued elsewhere, 1 when social scientists declare “automobility” (Urry) and its “fluidity” (Bauman), both highly influential monikers of the “mobility turn,” to be