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“My Visa Application Was Denied, I Decided to Go Anyway”

Interpreting, Experiencing, and Contesting Visa Policies and the (Im)mobility Regime in Algeria

Farida Souiah

situation by mere coincidence. These conversations started to reveal the very complex and ambiguous attitudes of harragas toward the legal mobility regime and, more specifically, visa obligations. Therefore, I decided to revisit the data I collected as

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Towards an Understanding of Digital Nomadic Mobilities

Olga Hannonen

this paper explores how mobility and immobility are present in digital nomadic mobilities, and how these mobilities are formed and shaped under the conditions of various mobility regimes. It further demonstrates the intersection of digital nomadism with

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Pluralizing Mobilities Theory for Post-carbon Futures and Social Justice

Mimi Sheller

and business networks, geopolitical and military power, and ongoing relations between mobility, energy production, extractive industries, land use, and displacement. This interlocking system is controlled by powerful “kinetic elites,” “mobility regimes

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Walking as a Metaphor

COVID Pandemic and the Politics of Mobility

Avishek Ray

“philosopher's walk,” or for example, the act of flânerie , 15 and is starkly reified in how the migrant worker enacts her walk on the highway. Yet, the dissident mobility of migrant workers paradoxically comes home to be subjugated under the “mobility regime

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Editorial

Stéphanie Ponsavady

migrants. The authors show how aspirations shaping migration or sedentarization are closely linked to shaping the mobility regimes influencing such migratory movement in these geographical areas and societies. Through rich and nuanced ethnographies, the

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Encounters with borders

A migrant academic's experiences of the visa regime in the Global North

Priya Dixit

colonial powers. As a continuing outcome of colonised modes of global mobilities, people from the Global South are considered racially ‘other’, and their bodies subject to increased surveillance and control especially in the global mobility regime ( Spire

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Introduction

Interrogating Aspirations through Migratory Mobilities

Supurna Banerjee and Eva Gerharz

migration, sedentarization, and, in turn, im/mobility and its imaginaries. The contributions to this volume are all based on ethnographic inquiry. In moving away from a top-down approach to the ways in which mobility regimes shape people's lives, the

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Editorial

Peter Merriman

–25. 2 See Peter Merriman and Lynne Pearce, “Mobility and the Humanities,” Mobilities 12, no. 4 (2017): 493–508; Susanne Witzgall, Gerlinde Vogl, and Sven Kesselring, eds., New Mobilities Regimes in Art and Social Sciences (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013

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Race and the Politics of Mobility—Introduction

Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

systems through which mobility was controlled. Racialized mobility systems in the United States originate in the system of slavery and its coercive and violent controls over black mobility. 23 But modern unequal mobility regimes are also grounded in the

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Immobile subjectivities

Navigating (Im)mobility in Migrants’ Career and Life Journeys

Flavia Cangià

Harvey 2012 ). In a world where different and uneven mobility regimes operate, “mobile” individuals have become subjects either of “praise or condemnation, desire, suppression or fear” ( Glick Schiller and Salazar 2013: 196 ). Some may be encouraged to