Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies

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Chief Editor: Gijs Mom, Eindhoven University of Technology

Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies is a new peer-reviewed journal publishing cutting-edge research on the processes, structures and consequences of the movement of people, resources, and commodities. Intellectually rigorous, broadly ranging, and conceptually innovative, the journal combines the empiricism of traditional mobility history with more recent methodological approaches from the social sciences and the humanities.

The journal's scholarly essays, book and exhibit reviews, artwork and photography, as well as special features provide a rich variety of perspectives that include: analyses of the past and present experiences of vehicle drivers, passengers, pedestrians, migrants, and refugees; accounts of the arrival and transformation of mobility in different nations and locales; and investigations of the kinetic processes of global capital, technology, chemical and biological substances, images, narratives, sounds, and ideas.

Convened around a broad conception of mobility, Transfers provides an interdisciplinary platform to explore the ways in which experiences of mobility have been enabled, shaped and mediated across time and through technological advances.

Subjects: History, Cultural Studies, Migration


Spring 2014, Volume 4(1)


Gijs Mom, Georgine Clarsen, Dorit Müller, Nanny Kim

The Distant Sound of Mule Caravan Bells: Interview with Mr Li Zhengxiong
Ma Cunzhao

Gatherings of Mobility and Immobility: Itinerant “Criminal Tribes" and Their Containment by the Salvation Army in Colonial South India
Saurabh Arora

Transporting Viewers Beyond the “Hoe and the Machete”: The Rhetoric of Mobility in Cuban Mobile Cinema
Nicholas Balaisis

History and Transport Policy: The Swiss Experience
Ueli Haefeli, Fritz Kobi and Ulrich Seewer

Learning from a Contested Project in the Netherlands: The Clash over the Amelisweerd Forest, 1957–1982
Odette van de Riet and Bert Toussaint

The Role of Cycle Rickshaws in Urban Transport: Today and Tomorrow
Geetam Tiwari

Houston (Un)limited: Path-dependent Annexation and Highway Practices in an American Metropolis
Kyle Shelton


Notions of Mobility in Argentina: A Discussion of the Circulation of Ideas and Their Local Uses and Meanings
Dhan Zunino Singh and Maximiliano Velázquez

Antoni Abad


The Sea Plane Harbor: A Hangar Full of Estonian Maritime and Naval History
Aaro Sahari


Cinema's Journey into Homelessness: Leos Carax's Holy Motors
Johannes Pause