Article ID: CBB858953936

Ten Years of Transfers: Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic (March 2020)


Sheller, Mimi (Author)

Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Pages: 22-34

Publication Date: March 2020
Edition Details: Special Anniversary Issue
Language: English

In a brief reflection on the multiple disruptions of mobilities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this article shows the significance of the scholarship published in Transfers over the last ten years for thinking about the future. Clearly the encounter with a novel and deadly virus—transferred between people, traveling rapidly across geographical regions, crossing over the threshold of our bodies, buildings and borders—has drastically changed many things about us, about cities, about economies, and about the world. An analysis inspired by critical mobility studies highlights the inequities of the mobility disruption, especially in the United States, the importance of histories and representations of mobility for understanding the present situation, and the need for changed choreographies of mobility after the pandemic.

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Authors & Contributors
George Martin
Seiler, Cotten
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Karen Chapple
Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia
Newman, Daniel
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Technoscience; science and technology studies
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United States
California (U.S.)
21st century
20th century
20th century, late

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