Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects

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Over the past fifteen years or so, there has been a widespread and increasing fascination with the theme of mobility across the social sciences and humanities. Of course, geographers have always had an interest in mobility, but as yet they have not viewed this in the same 'mobility turn' as in other disciplines where it has been used to critique the standard approaches to the subjects. This text brings together leading academics to provide a revitalised 'geography of mobilities' informed by this wider 'mobility turn'. It makes connections between the seemingly disparate sub-disciplinary worlds of migration, transport and tourism, suggesting that each has much to learn from each other through the ontological and epistemological concern for mobility.After winning an important race, the sprinter Carl Lewis commented that a#39;a college kid wearing Nikes had beaten the mighty Adidas athletesa#39; - implying ... Standardisation is shown by the IAAF (2007a) rules that declare that in shoes worn in races on synthetic tracks the a#39;part of each spike which projects ... The accuracy of timing improved with the move from manual to electronic timing during the 1930s.

Title:Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects
Author: Dr Peter Merriman, Professor Tim Cresswell
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-11-28

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