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Weiqiang Lin

for the mass automation in many aspects of terminal operations. With human touchpoints increasingly deemed to be risky on the health front, there is a global urgency to convert many of what used to be manual facilitation procedures into machine

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Christian Kehrt

A closer look at military pilots promises new insights into processes of automation, changing man-machine relations, and the cultural and political meaning of these experiences. The review of recent scholarship is combined with concrete historical examples. By drawing from the German case between the two world wars, the author discusses how the material and cultural experience of flight can be investigated and which new directions such an approach makes possible.

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Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

taxonomy that moves from 1 (No Automation) all the way to 6 (Full Automation), with intervening numbers indicating increasing levels of automated technology. 2 When asked about these levels, people indicate concerns as to whether self-driving vehicles will

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

Nevertheless, very little scholarship has been dedicated to the gender dimension of transportation transitions, especially the transformation of masculinity by automation. 15 Our special section explores this topic in detail: How might the hegemonic

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Inside the global teaching machine

MOOCs, academic labour and the future of the university

Michael A. Peters

focused on the transmission of information, with high quality content delivery, computer-marked assessment (mainly for student feedback purposes), and automation of all key transactions between participants and the learning platform. By contrast, cMOOCs

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

universal key to the challenges of transportation. Although the authors promote this technology, they also show a clear-eyed view on the introduction of vehicle automation in car-based societies. Drawing on empirical data, as well as theoretical speculation

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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

, often based on quantitative surveys, rarely discuss the impact that autonomous cars might have on the car as symbol of masculinity, or, for that matter, interdependencies between the automation of driving and masculinity. While contemporary car cultures

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Underground waterlines

Explaining political quiescence of Ukrainian labor unions

Denys Gorbach

coming automation of cash desks. Yet, most of my informants do not think of it as a threat to cashiers’ employment: they will gradually drop out naturally because of high turnover, and the most loyal will be offered other positions. The same happened

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Containing mobilities

Changing time and space of maritime labor

Johanna Markkula

concretely, I connect the technological, political, and economic shifts in maritime transport over the past few decades, such as containerization, the automation of cargo handling, and the increased securitization of ports, to the changing experiences of time

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Ian Moll

social networks that had provided economic security ( Carnoy and Castells 2001 ). As automation has increased and as the labour market has become diversified and polarised, trade unions have struggled to address the divergent needs of workers; the