”) that I started to offer the idea of a new journal as an outlet within a context of New Mobility Studies, announcing the mantra formulated in Kansas City that Transfers was there to “decenter the vehicle, decenter the nation, and even decenter history
A Decade of New Mobility Studies through the Lens of Transmodality, Transnationalism, and Transdisciplinarity
An Anthropological Perspective
Noel B. Salazar
“transfer” that forced me to come up with a creative way of combining research on tourism and migration. Using mobility as an analytical lens seemed to offer great possibilities in this regard. As a result, I founded in 2009 the Cultural Mobilities Research
Imparting Ethno-aesthetic Knowledge in John Hawkesworth’s Report on Cook’s First Voyage to the South Pacific (1768–1771)
it in fictional literary texts. In the following I wish to address a specific form of anthropological knowledge transfer, namely, ethno-aesthetic knowledge transfer in John Hawkesworth’s report on Cook’s first voyage to the South Pacific, 4 and I
Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic
As we live through the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020–2021, and the economic standstill that it has brought with it, the questions first posed by the journal Transfers seem more pertinent than ever: “What is transferred, how, and between whom? As
German Pork Butchers in Britain
Margrit Schulte Beerbühl
Today foreign restaurants and food shops shape the culinary landscape of Britain. While the impact of post-war migration on the traditional eating habits of the British population has received some attention in historical research, the influence of former waves of immigrants has hardly been studied. This paper focuses on the immigration of German pork butchers and their contribution to the development of meat consumption in Britain. By looking at the pattern of migration it will be shown that migrants created geographically widespread networks in Britain. Within these networks they transferred skills, know-how and social capital. Through a complex process of adaptation and appropriation German sausages were incorporated into the British diet. This process involved natives as well as immigrants. The former had to overcome established food habits while the latter had to adapt their recipes to local taste preferences.
The Textbook Case of the Historical Representations of the Paris Beltway
of T 2 M and Transfers . These two intellectual spaces have created an opportunity in the field of academic studies where the univocity of works and results is sometimes suspect, to develop an academic but free thought, and above all avoid
Tran Anh Hung's Films About Vietnam
The Scent of Papaya (Mùi đu đủxanh), 1993, Président Films, written and directed by Tran Anh Hung, starring Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong.
Cyclo (Xich Lo), 1995, Les Productions Lazennic, Lumiere, La Sept Cinema, La SFP Cinema (Cinepix Film Properties 2006), written and directed by Tran Anh Hung, starring Le Van Loc, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Tran Nu Yen Khe.
I Come With the Rain, 2009, TF1 International, written and directed by Tran Anh Hung, starring Josh Hartnett, Tran Nu Yen Khe, Byung-hun Lee, Takuya Kimura, Shawn Yue.
Automobilism, Early Cinema, and Literature, 1900-1920
The essay analyzes the interrelationship between media technologies and the development of mobility based on a concrete historical constellation—the emergence of automobilism and its representation in literature and film between 1900 and 1920. The focus lies on Western European countries and most notably on Italian and German literature as well as British, German, and French films. During that period, the portrayal of the automobile in these countries shows a dominant pattern: due to their speed, cars seem to embody a destructive power per se. This is expressed by numerous violence-related scenarios. However, the accentuation of destructive tendencies cannot only be described as a response to increased risks. Rather, they are a product of media technologies and media-specific aesthetics, too: film, establishing itself as a new media form experimenting with “dynamization“ and destruction; and literature, responding to the new visual media using dynamic language and the demolition of traditional poetic forms. Consequently, the noticeable surge in technology around 1900 created new and different types of mobility in the areas of transportation and media, influencing each other.
launched Transfers , the journal responded to an urgent need to think through and beyond mobilities scholarship. Today, as our mobilities have been upended and disrupted, it is with a renewed sense of urgency that we must assess the field and the impact of