Geographies Of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

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Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

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.

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 series of acute and fascinating contributions which open up this new world to inspection and analysis.'Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick, UK'Every library should own this book; it provides an opportunity for readers to witness firsthand the elegant complexity of geography... Highly...

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