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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(1), Spring 2017

Gijs Mom and Georgine Clarsen

Interplaced Mobility in the Age of “Digital Gestell”
Christopher Howard and Wendelin Küpers

SPECIAL SECTION on Print Culture, Mobility, and the Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific: “Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary
Nicholas Halter

Worldly Tastes: Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines
Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

The Spectacular Traveling Woman: Australian and Canadian Visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars
Sarah Galletly

Becoming “Pacific-Minded”: Australian Middlebrow Writers in the 1940s and the Mobility of Texts
Anna Johnston

Mobile Representations of a “New Pacific”: A Comment
Frances Steel


Theorizing Mobility Transitions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation
Cristina Temenos, Anna Nikolaeva, Tim Schwanen, Tim Cresswell, Frans Sengers, Matt Watson, and Mimi Sheller


Life Cycle
Malini Sur


The Art and Design of London’s Mobility
Carlos López Galviz


Zootopia: Everything in Motion
Clio Andris and Juan Ruescas


Bruce D. Epperson, Bicycles in American Highway Planning: The Critical Years of Policy-Making 1969–1991
Carlton Reid, Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring
Manuel Stoffers

Karen O'Rourke, Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers
Blake Morris

Jason Weems, Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest
Alan Meyer

Christopher Schaberg and Mark Yakich, eds., Airplane Reading
Younes Saramifar

Catherine L. Phipps, Empires on the Waterfront: Japan’s Ports and Power, 1858–1899
Andrew Cobbing

James Longhurst, Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road
Martin Emanuel

David N. Lucsko, Junkyards, Gearheads, and Rust: Salvaging the Automotive Past
Rudi Volti

Steven E. Alford and Suzanne Ferris, An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture
Caitlin Starr Cohn

Harald Fischer-Tiné, Pidgin-Knowledge: Wissen und Kolonialismus
Caitríona Leahy


Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
Sunny Stalter-Pace

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