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Geographies of mobilities : practices, spaces, subjects

Author: Tim Cresswell; Peter Merriman
Publisher: London Routledge 2016.
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This edited volume brings together leading academics to provide a revitalized 'geography of Mobilities', informed by the wider 'mobility turn' adopted across the social sciences and humanities. It  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Cresswell; Peter Merriman
ISBN: 9781315584393 1315584395
OCLC Number: 1001245191
Notes: Originally published 2011 by Ashgate Publishing.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Contents: Introduction: geographies of mobility a " practices, spaces, subjects, Tim Cresswell and Peter Merriman; Part I Practices: Walking: new forms and spaces for studies of pedestrianism, Hayden Lorimer; Running: running as working, John Bale; Dancing: the secret slowness of the fast, J.D. Dewsbury; Driving: pre-cognition and driving, Eric Laurier; Flying: feminisms and mobilities: crusading for aviation in the 1920s, Dydia DeLyser. Part II Spaces: Roads: Lawrence Halprin, modern dance and the American freeway landscape, Peter Merriman; Bridges: different conditions of mobile possibilities, Ulf Strohmayer; Airports: terminal/vector, Peter Adey; Immigration stations: the regulation and commemoration of mobility at Angel Island, San Francisco and Ellis Island, New York, Gareth Hoskins and Jo Frances Maddern; Cities: moving, plugging in, floating, dissolving, David Pinder. Part III Subjects: Commuter: mobility, rhythm and commuting, Tim Edensor; Tourist: moving places, becoming tourist, becoming ethnographer, Mike Crang; Migrant worker: migrant stories, Elizabeth Lee and Geraldine Pratt; The vagrant/vagabond: the curious career of a mobile subject, Tim Cresswell; Refugees a " performing distinction: paradoxical positionings of the displaced, Alison Mountz; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Cresswell and Peter Merriman.


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Movement, mobility, speed, travel! ... Just a few of the words used to frame modern geographies. But what does this "new mobilities paradigm" really describe? This glorious book tells you through a Read more...

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