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Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies

Aims & Scope

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Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies is a 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 articles, book and exhibit reviews, and 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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Asia on the Move

Subjects: History, Cultural Studies, Migration


Volume 8(1), Spring 2018

Dagmar Schäfer

General Article

Translocated Colonial Subjects in Collaboration: Animals and Human Knowledge
Pushkar Sohoni

Special Section on Degendering the Driver

Introduction: Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures
Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject? Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures
Katharina Manderscheid

Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles: A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility
Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

Media Ecologies of Autonomous Automobility: Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars
Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller

Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity: An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology
Sarah Redshaw

Comment: Autonomous Vehicles and Gender
Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

Ideas in Motion

Vistas of Future New Mobility Studies: Transfers and Transformations
Georgine Clarsen (with Peter Merriman and Mimi Sheller)

Mobility and Art

Odiolândia (Hateland)
Giselle Beiguelman

Museum Review

Imagining Futures of Energy: Views from Central Asia
Markus S. Schulz

Film Review

Filmmaking at a Crossroads: Ulrike Ottinger’s Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia Goes off the Rails
Grace An

Book Reviews and Novel Review

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