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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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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

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 inspire and generate new

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Introduction

Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe and Catharine Coleborne

–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,” Mobilities 1, no. 1 (2006): 1–22. 4 Tim

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

,” in 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

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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

availability of these firearms also renders the Baka hunters into “criminals,” citizens who do not respect the borders of the protected area and even transgress national laws. These observations lead us to reflect more deeply on the dialectics between mobility/immobility

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Embodied Vibrations

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

Gail Adams-Hutcheson

Approaches,” Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 16, no. 2 (2014): 51–68. 17 Cresswell, “Towards a Politics of Mobility,” 17–21. 18 Kevin Hannam, Mimi Sheller, and John Urry, “Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings

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Governing Global Aeromobility

Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s

Bret Edwards

the Modern Western World (New York: Routledge, 2006); Kevin Hannam, Mimi Sheller, and John Urry, “Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities, and Moorings,” Mobilities 1, no. 1 (2006): 1–22. 13 Mark Salter, “When the Exception Becomes the Rule: Borders

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

Public Interest, University of Auckland, 18 May 2017. 16 Kevin Hannam, Mimi Sheller, and John Urry, “Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings,” Mobilities 1, no. 1 (2006): 1–22, here 1. 17 Eric L. Hsu, “Defining Disasters in the New Mobilities

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Moving Onward?

Secondary Movers on the Fringes of Refugee Mobility in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Jolien Tegenbos and Karen Büscher

including the power structures and relations on the multidimensional mobility-immobility curve. Moreover, it “enables a subject-based approach that prioritizes how people characterize their own mobility and fixity.” 33 For these reasons, a mobilities