Mobilities and RepresentationsA Conversation with Peter Merriman, Colin Divall, Sunny Stalter-Pace, and Tim Cresswell

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Type Comment/debate
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages13
JournalMobility in History
Volume8
Issue number1
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2017
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Abstract

As the centerpiece of the eighth T2M yearbook, the following interview about representations of mobility signals a new and exciting focus area for Mobility in History. In future issues we hope to include reviews that grapple more with how mobilities have been imagined and represented in the arts, literature, and film. Moreover, we hope the authors of future reviews will reflect on the ways they approached those representations. Such commentaries would provide valuable methodological insights, and we hope to begin that effort with this interview. We have asked four prominent mobility scholars to consider how they and their peers are currently confronting representations of mobility. This is particularly timely given the growing academic focus on practices, material mediation, and nonrepresentational theories, as well as on bodily reactions, emotions, and feelings that, according to those theories, cannot be represented or symbolized by words or images.