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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

Current Issue

Volume 8(3), Winter 2018

Dagmar Schäfer

Special Section: Postcolonial Intersections: Asia on the Move

Mayurakshi Chaudhuri and Viola Thimm

Making a Community Embedded in Mobility: Refugees, Migrants, and Tourists in Dharamshala (India)
Natalia Bloch

Echoes of Colonial Logic in Re-Ordering “Public” Streets: From Colonial Rangoon to Postcolonial Yangon
Beth E. Notar, Kyaw San Min, and Raju Gautam

The “Eurasian Question”: Solved by Migration?
Liesbeth Rosen Jacobson

The Needle Drop: History and Hip-Hop Mobility in the Transpacific (EP)
William B. Noseworthy


Moving the Goalposts: Postcolonial Intersections and Mobilities
Stéphanie Ponsavady

Ideas in Motion

The Metabolism of Modern Migration
Victor Seow

Museum Review

Reassembling Musicality: Critical Music in Reassembly on Tinos
G Douglas Barrett

Book Review

Kurt Beck, Gabriel Klaeger, and Michael Stasik, eds., The Making of an African Road
Review by Rosa E. Ficek

Gordon Mathews, with Linessa Dan Lin and Yang Yang, The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace
Review by Shanshan Lan

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, ed., What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa?
Review by Walter Gam Nkwi

Nicholas De Genova, ed., The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering
Review by Sarah Walker

Kristin V. Monroe, The Insecure City: Space, Power, and Mobility in Beirut
Review by Paula Soto Villagrán

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