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Theorizing Mobility Transitions

An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Cristina Temenos, Anna Nikolaeva, Tim Schwanen, Tim Cresswell, Frans Sengers, Matt Watson, and Mimi Sheller

Introduction ( Cristina Temenos and Anna Nikolaeva ) How people will move, en masse and individually, is a key question facing a transition to a post- or low-carbon future. While measures seeking to reduce mobility-related emissions are

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Holly Thorpe

consequences of such tragedies on individuals, families, and communities. 3 Over the past decade, mobilities researchers have contributed to this scholarship by examining the (im)mobilities and migration patterns of those directly and indirectly affected by

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Ceasing Fire and Seizing Time

LA Gang Tours and the White Control of Mobility

Sarah Sharma and Armonds R. Towns

production of race as it is tied to mobility in the United States. We shift the focus, then, to consider not the exploitative tourist gaze but the moment of the bus’s arrival in the neighborhood and the power it exerts in transforming the spatial and temporal

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

caused millions of refugees to travel long distances in search of a safe place to call “home.” The Syrian refugee crisis in particular has ignited the fear of the figure of the refugee and the impact of their mobilities on host nations. 1 Politically

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

This article builds on previous work on the politics of mobility within the broad remit of mobility studies to ask how such an approach might illuminate the history of black geographies in the United States. 1 As befits a mobilities approach

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Embodied Vibrations

Disastrous Mobilities in Relocation from the Christchurch Earthquakes, Aotearoa New Zealand

Gail Adams-Hutcheson

Earth—Bodies—Moorings In 2006, Peter Adey outlined how scholars must realize how things appear and work in incredibly mobile and wavelike ways, while also not reducing mobilities to a featureless, homogenous conglomerate. 1 Affective

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Containing mobilities

Changing time and space of maritime labor

Johanna Markkula

Santiago's story to highlight three issues that are central to this article. First, Santiago's description of the short port stays and the transfer of cargo out at sea points to a set of transformations in maritime shipping where the increased mobility of

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Mark C. J. Stoddart and Paula Graham

). Examining media performances of tourism environments is a productive line of inquiry for understanding the political ecology of nature tourism. The tourism mobilities research literature also informs our analysis of tourism and its relationship to changing

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Peter Merriman

In this short article I provide a personal reflection on my own micro-mobilities and embodied mobile practices living and working under COVID-19 restrictions in Wales, using this opportunity to reflect upon the past ten years of Transfers and

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Mobility

Geographies, Histories, Sociologies

Peter Merriman, Rhys Jones, Tim Cresswell, Colin Divall, Gijs Mom, Mimi Sheller, and John Urry

This article is an edited transcript of a panel discussion on “mobility studies“ which was held as part of a workshop on mobility and community at Aberystwyth University on September 3, 2012. In the article the five panelists reflect upon the recent resurgence of research on mobility in the social sciences and humanities, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary debates, and the ways in which established fields such as transport history, migration studies, and sociology are being reshaped by new research agendas. The panelists discuss the importance of engaging with issues of politics, justice, equality, global capital, secrecy, and representation, and they encourage researchers to focus on non-Western and non-hegemonic mobilities, as well as to produce “useable“ studies which engage policy-makers.