Mobilities II: Cruising

Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-564
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number4
Early online date13 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2016
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In this second report I discuss research published in 2014 and early 2015. The article examines recent debates about elemental geographies, including research on the mobilities associated with air and water, and on how aluminium, steel and carbon facilitate movement. The paper then highlights the vibrant materialities and mobilities underpinning events, examining different approaches to processual and molecular mobilities, including work which is critical of the suggestion that everything is moving. In the final section I examine the centrality of mobility to academic practices and biographies, and here I discuss the life and work of the influential cultural studies scholar Stuart Hall.


  • mobility, elements, water, process, movement