Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

By Tim Cresswell, Peter Merriman

During the last fifteen years or so, there was a common and lengthening fascination with the subject of mobility around the social sciences and arts. after all, geographers have continuously had an curiosity in mobility, yet as but they've got no longer considered this within the similar 'mobility flip' as in different disciplines the place it's been used to critique the traditional techniques to the themes. this article brings jointly top teachers to supply a revitalised 'geography of mobilities' knowledgeable by way of this wider 'mobility turn'. It makes connections among the doubtless disparate sub-disciplinary worlds of migration, delivery and tourism, suggesting that every has a lot to profit from one another throughout the ontological and epistemological hindrance for mobility.

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Occasionally such usages are at once regulated, as relating to regulations at the use of intra-urban motorways prohibiting their use by means of cyclists and – in terms of my present position of place of dwelling – ‘L-‘drivers or ‘learners’, whereas in different contexts constrained utilization emerges from functional event, layout or the overview of hazards. both manner, a bridge isn't really instantly similar with one other bridge when it comes to the varieties of mobility facilitated; presence and shortage, in different phrases, aren't the single contributing elements – layout, energy, and old context input into the equation in no much less direct a way.

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