The article approaches mobility through a cultural history of urban conflict. Using a case of “The Copenhagen Trouble,“ a series of riots in the Danish capital around 1900, a space of subversive mobilities is delineated. These turn-of-the-century riots points to a new pattern of mobile gathering, the swarm; to a new aspect of public action, the staging; and to new ways of configuring public space. These different components indicate an urban assemblage of subversion, and a new characterization of the “throwntogetherness“ of the modern public.
The Copenhagen Riots, 1900–1919
Gatherings of Mobility and Immobility
Itinerant “Criminal Tribes” and Their Containment by the Salvation Army in Colonial South India
In retelling the history of “criminal tribe” settlements managed by the Salvation Army in Madras Presidency (colonial India) from 1911, I argue that neither the mobility–immobility relationship nor the compositional heterogeneity of (im)mobility practices can be adequately captured by relational dialecticism espoused by leading mobilities scholars. Rather than emerging as an opposition through dialectics, the relationship between (relative) mobility and containment may be characterized by overlapping hybridity and difference. This differential hybridity becomes apparent in two ways if mobility and containment are viewed as immanent gatherings of humans and nonhumans. First, the same entities may participate in gatherings of mobility and of containment, while producing different effects in each gathering. Here, nonhumans enter a gathering, and constitute (im)mobility practices, as actors that make history irreducibly differently from other actors that they may be entangled with. Second, modern technologies and amodern “institutions” may be indiscriminately drawn together in all gatherings.
, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobilities (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015). 4 Mimi Sheller, Mobility Justice (London: Verso, 2018).
Race and the Politics of Mobility—Introduction
Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller
Cresswell, “Towards a Politics of Mobility,” Environment and Planning D Society and Space 28, no. 1 (January 2010): 17–31; and Jacob Shell, Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility (Cambridge
Laborers, Migrants, Refugees
Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania
Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley
, Tanzania's stance on freedom fighters from colonial and white-dominated regimes was progressive. Support for subversive mobilities of African liberation was also embodied in the 1967 Arusha Declaration, which espoused a quasi-socialist doctrine based on
Translocated Colonial Subjects in Collaboration
Animals and Human Knowledge
and Their Camels,” 18. 18 Jacob Shell, Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015), 45; McKnight, The Camel in Australia , 57. 19 McKnight, The Camel
Governing Global Aeromobility
Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s
country, erasing the remoteness that had made it an unconventional asylum destination outside the United States. It also helped create the conditions for more refugees around the world to practice subversive mobility by circumventing off shore immigration