Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

by Peter Merriman, Tim Cresswell

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Overview

Over the past fifteen years or so, there has been a widespread and increasing fascination with the theme of mobility across the social sciences and humanities. Of course, geographers have always had an interest in mobility, but as yet they have not viewed this in the same 'mobility turn' as in other disciplines where it has been used to critique the standard approaches to the subjects. This text brings together leading academics to provide a revitalised 'geography of mobilities' informed by this wider 'mobility turn'. It makes connections between the seemingly disparate sub-disciplinary worlds of migration, transport and tourism, suggesting that each has much to learn from each other through the ontological and epistemological concern for mobility.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409488910
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Tim Cresswell is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and Dr Peter Merriman is a Senior Lecturer in HumanGeography at the Aberystwyth University, UK.

Tim Cresswell, Peter Merriman, Hayden Lorimer, John Bale, J.D. Dewsbury, Eric Laurier, Dydia DeLyser, Ulf Strohmayer, Peter Adey, Gareth Hoskins, Jo Frances Maddern, David Pinder, Mike Crang, Elizabeth Lee, Geraldine Pratt, Alison Mountz.


Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: geographies of mobility – 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 – performing distinction: paradoxical positionings of the displaced, Alison Mountz; Index.


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