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Sue Frohlick, Kristin Lozanski, Amy Speier, and Mimi Sheller

What mobilizes people to take up reproductive options, directions, and trajectories in ways that generate the possibilities and practices of mobilities? People’s desires for procreation or to resolve fertility challenges or partake in sperm donation, egg freezing, or surrogacy; the need for abortion services; and forced evacuation for childbirth care all involve movement. Reproductive aspirations, norms, and regulations move people’s bodies, as well as related technologies and bioproducts. At the same time, these corporeal, material, in/tangible mobilities of bodies, things, and ideas are also generative of reproductive imaginaries and practices. Reproduction is mobile and movement affects reproduction. Building from an interdisciplinary workshop on reproductive mobilities in Kelowna, Canada, this article aims to push the mobilities framework toward the edges of feminist, affect, queer, decolonizing, materialist, and nonrepresentational theories in thinking through both reproduction and movement.

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Peter Merriman

opening words, I would suggest that if we are serious about trying to understand the significance of mobility and movement in people's everyday lives, if we want to problematize the mobility/immobility binary, and if we want to understand the related role

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Gatherings of Mobility and Immobility

Itinerant “Criminal Tribes” and Their Containment by the Salvation Army in Colonial South India

Saurabh Arora

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.

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Georgine Clarsen and Gijs Mom

Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus”; and Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, “Organic Vehicles and Passengers: The Tsetse Fly as Transient Analytical Workspace,” as exemplary papers that will

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Introduction

Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

, no. 3 (2011): 353–373, esp. 358–360. 2 William Walters, “Secure Borders, Safe Haven, Domopolitics,” Citizenship Studies 8, no. 3 (2004): 237–260. 3 Kevin Hannam, Mimi Sheller, and John Urry, “Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

Cargomobilities: Moving Materials in a Global Age , ed. Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, and John Urry (New York: Routledge, 2015), 35–47. 21 Maria Borovnik, “The Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings of Work-life on Cargo Ships,” Sites 9, no. 2 (2012): 59

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Discipline and Publish?

Transfers as Interdisciplinary Site

Cotten Seiler

(2012): 521–536, here 523. 5 Kevin Hannam, Mimi Sheller, and John Urry, “Mobilities, Immobilities, and Moorings,” Mobilities 1, no. 1 (2006): 1–22, here 3. 6 Despite their association with “twentieth century industrial political economy” roads

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Conservation-Induced Resettlement

The Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus

Harrison Esam Awuh

national laws. These observations lead us to reflect more deeply on the dialectics between mobility/immobility, transfer of knowledge, and the environment. Sedentarization, with its emphasis on permanence and stasis, kills or weakens certain knowledge and

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Embodied Vibrations

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

Gail Adams-Hutcheson

Urry, “Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings,” Mobilities 1, no. 1 (2006): 1–22, here 8. 19 Gail Hutcheson, “Methodological Reflections on Transference and Countertransference in Geographical Research: Relocation Experiences from Post

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

Governmentality .” In Waiting , ed. Ghassan Hage , 97 – 106 . Melbourne : Melbourne University Press . Hannam , Kevin , Mimi Sheller , and John Urry . 2006 . “ Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings .” Mobilities 1 ( 1 ): 1 – 22