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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 7(3), Winter 2017

Gijs Mom

Special Issue on Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Guest edited by Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne


Understanding Mobilities in a “Dangerous” World: An Introduction
Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

Mobile Disasters: Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty
Steve Matthewman

Embodied Vibrations: Disastrous Mobilities in Relocation from the Christchurch Earthquakes, Aotearoa New Zealand
Gail Adams-Hutcheson

Nighttime Navigating: Moving a Container Ship through Darkness
Maria Borovnik

Youth and Alternative Sporting (Im)mobilities in Disrupted and Conflicted Spaces
Holly Thorpe

“That’s Where I First Saw the Water”: Mobilizing Children’s Voices in UK Flood Risk Management
Alison Lloyd Williams, Amanda Bingley, Marion Walker, Maggie Mort, and Virginia Howells

City Sterilization and Poverty Management: Examining a Mobility Hub in the “Redevelopment and Enhancement” of Downtown Tallahassee
Christopher M. McLeod, Matthew I. Horner, Matthew G. Hawzen, and Mark DiDonato

Dangerous Mobilities: Afterword
Mimi Sheller

Mobility and Art

Movement Creates Progress?
Maria Hupfield

Museum Review

Reenacting Migration, Past and Present
Mariana C. Françozo

Film Review

Becoming-Wolf; or, The Art of Affection in Nicolette Krebitz’s Wild
Tanja Proki?

Book Reviews and Novel Review

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