Mobilities – a reading list

As a little pre-Christmas present (!!), we thought readers of this blog, and hopefully others, might have an interest in a 3rd year undergraduate course we re-launched last year on Mobilities. I know this is copying Derek Gregory’s reading lists he published a few years ago, but it has been a really useful thing and we probably don’t share enough of our teaching materials.

Simon and I have just updated the reading list in advance of next term. The list, while not intending to be exhaustive, could be quite a useful resource for mobilities researchers and other teachers of the topic. I say relaunched because the department used to run another course on Mobilities that was taught by Tim Cresswell not that many moons ago. Its been really important for us to bring the course back to life again, especially as it connects to so many research interests in our department from geopolitics of home and domestic violence; urban subversions; creativity; to historical geographies of publishing and exploration.

Anyway, please find the list below. Given the vastness of the topic, the structure of the course has been tricky but interesting to put together. There is a historical narrative to most of the sessions, from trains to aero-mobilities, pre-mobilities research, and the structure of the course, as we end up in low-carbon mobilities and future mobility transitions towards the end, as well as recent discussions on mobilities and methodology.

I should say that there are some notable omissions, such as some of the really fascinating work going on between mobilities, theatre and drama studies, also mobilities and literature; and especially the policy mobilities work, there’s a lot more to say on mobilities and robotics, and John Urry’s last work with Thomas Birtchnell on mobilities and 3d printing/production. We will update the list each year as we go especially as the topic headings evolve, but this is what we will fit into 10 lectures and some seminars next term.

Suggestions and comments most welcome. Do please write to us especially if you make use of it as we’d love to know whether it has been a useful resource for you.

And a final thing, we should be organising, with Justin Spinney, some teaching mobilities sessions at next year’s RGS-IBG.



GG3084: Mobilities

RHUL students see Moodle for further information on the Run-Commuting and mobility artefacts Seminars.

Lecture 1: Introduction and useful reading for the course

Adey, P. (2010). Mobility. London: Routledge.

Adey, P., Bissell, D., McCormack, D., & Merriman, P. (2012) ‘Profiling the passenger: mobilities, identities, embodiments’, Cultural Geographies,19(2), 169-193.

Adey, P. Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P., Sheller, M. (2013) Routledge Handbook of Mobiliites. Routledge. London.

Buscher, M., Urry, J., and Witchger, K. (2010) Mobile Methods. Routledge. London. ISBN 978-0415492423,

Büscher, M., Sheller, M., & Tyfield, D. (2016). ‘Mobility intersections: social research, social futures’. Mobilities, 11(4), 485-497.

Cidell, J. & Lechtenberg, D. (2016) ‘Developing a Framework for the Spaces and Spatialities of Transportation and Mobilities’ Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2): pp.257-265

Clarsen, G. (2015). ‘Introduction: Special Section on Settler-Colonial Mobilities’, Transfers, 5(3), 41-48.

Cresswell, T., Merriman, P. (2012) Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects. Ashgate. Aldershot.

Cresswell, T. (1999). ‘Embodiment, power and the politics of mobility: the case of female tramps and hobos’. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 24(2), 175-192.

Cresswell, T. (2006). On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World. London: Routledge.

Cresswell, T. (2010) ‘Towards a Politics of Mobility’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28: pp.17–31.

Cresswell, T. (2011). Mobilities I: Catching up. Progress in Human Geography, 35(4), 550-558.

Cresswell, T. (2012). Mobilities II still. Progress in human geography, 36(5), 645-653.

Cresswell, T. (2014). Mobilities III Moving on. Progress in Human Geography, 38(5), 712-721.

Dennis, K., & Urry, J. (2009). After the car. Polity. London.,

Faulconbridge, J. and Hui, A. (2016) ‘Traces of a Mobile Field: Ten Years of Mobilities Research’ Mobilities, 11(1): pp.1-14.

Fincham, B., McGuinnes, M., and Murrary, L. (2010) Mobile Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Hannam, K., Sheller, M. and Urry, J. (2006) ‘Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings’ Mobilities, 1(1): pp.1-22.

Jensen, O. B. (2013) Staging Mobilities. Routledge. London.,

Kwan, M.P. and Schwanen, T. (2016) ‘Geographies of Mobility’ Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2): pp.243-256

McCann, Eugene and Kevin Ward. 2011, eds. Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age. University Of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-,

Merriman, P. (2008) Driving Spaces. Wiley, London.

Merriman, P (2012) Mobility, Space, and Culture. Routledge, London.

Merriman, P. (2015). Mobilities I Departures. Progress in Human Geography, 39(1), 87-95.

Merriman, P. (2016) Mobilities II: Cruising’. Progress in Human Geography , 40 (4), pp. 555-564

Miller, B. and Ponto, J. (2016) ‘Mobility Among the Spatialities’ Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2): pp.266-273

Shaw, J., and Hesse, M. (2010) ‘Transport, geography and the ‘new’ mobilities’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 39(2): pp305-312.

Sheller, M. and Urry, J. (2006) ‘The new mobilities paradigm’ Environment and Planning A, 38(2): pp.2017-226

Sheller, M. and Urry, J. (2016) ‘Mobilizing the new mobilities paradigm’ Applied Mobilities, 1(1): pp.10-25

Urry, J. (2007). Mobilities. Polity.

Vannini, P. (2010) ‘Mobile Cultures: From the Sociology of Transportation to the Study of Mobilities’ Sociology Compass, 4(2): pp.111-121.


Lecture 2: Trains and Railways

Aguiar, M. (2008). ‘Making Modernity: Inside the Technological Space of the Railway’. Cultural Critique, 68(1), 66-85.

Aguiar, M. (2011). Tracking modernity: India’s railway and the culture of mobility. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.

Bissell, D. (2009). ‘Conceptualising differently-mobile passengers: geographies of everyday encumbrance in the railway station’. Social & Cultural Geography, 10(2), 173-195.

Bissell, D. (2010) ‘Passenger mobilities: affective atmospheres and the sociality of public transport’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 270-289.

Bissell, D. (2014a). ‘Transforming commuting mobilities: the memory of practice’, Environment and Planning A, 46 (8), 1946-1965.

Bissell, D. (2014b). ‘Encountering stressed bodies: slow creep transformations and tipping points of commuting mobilities’, Geoforum, 51, 191-201.

Bissell, D. (2016) ‘Micropolitics of Mobility: Public Transport Commuting and Everyday Encounters with Forces of Enablement and Constraint’ Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2): pp.394-403

Dimendberg, E. (1995). ‘The Will to Motorization: Cinema, Highways, and Modernity: For Wolf Donner, in Memoriam.’ October, 91-137.

Gigliotti, S. (2009). The train journey: Transit, captivity, and witnessing in the Holocaust, Berghahn Books, London.

Gigliotti, S. (2016). ‘A Mobile Holocaust? Rethinking Testimony with Cultural Geography’. In P. Giaccaria and C. Minca (eds), Hitler’s Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich, pp. 329-347.

Jefferson, M. (1928). ‘The civilizing rails’. Economic Geography, 4(3), 217-231.

Jirón, P. (2010). ‘Mobile borders in urban daily mobility practices in Santiago de Chile’, International Political Sociology4(1), 66-79.

Jirón, P., & Imilan, W. A. (2015). ‘Embodying Flexibility: Experiencing Labour Flexibility through Urban Daily Mobility in Santiago de Chile’, Mobilities10 (1), 119-135.

Löfgren, O. (2008). ‘Motion and emotion: learning to be a railway traveller’. Mobilities, 3(3), 331-351.

Pirie, G. H. (1992). ‘Rolling Segregation into Apartheid: South African Railways, 1948-53’. Journal of contemporary history, 27(4), 671-693.

Puar, J. K. (2002) ‘Circuits of queer mobility: tourism, travel, and globalization’, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies8(1), 101-137.

Revill, G. (2014). ‘Reflections on rails in the city’. Transfers: International Journal of Mobility Studies, 4(2), 124-130.

Roberts, L. (2010). ‘Making connections: Crossing boundaries of place and identity in Liverpool and Merseyside amateur transport films’. Mobilities, 5(1), 83-109.

Roberts, L. (2012). Film, Mobility and Urban Space: A Cinematic Geography of Liverpool. Liverpool University Press, Liverpool.

Roy, S., & Hannam, K. (2013). ‘Embodying the mobilities of the Darjeeling Himalayan railway’. Mobilities, 8(4), 580-594.

Schivelbusch, W. (1979). The railway journey: Trains and travel in the 19th century. Urizen Books, New York.

Urry, J. (2002). The tourist gaze. Sage, London (see also editions 2 and 3 with Jonas Larsen)


Lecture 3: On the Road: Automobilities

Böhm, S., Jones, C., Land, C. and Patterson, M. (eds) (2006) Against Automobility: Social Scientific Analyses of a Global Phenomenon, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford

Barker, J. (2009). ‘Driven to distraction?’: Children’s experiences of car travel. Mobilities, 4(1), 59-76.

Conley, J. and McLaren, A.T. (2009) Car Troubles: Critical Studies of Automobility and Auto-Mobility, Ashgate, Farnham

Cresswell, T. (2016). ‘Black moves: Moments in the history of African-American masculine mobilities’. Transfers, 6(1), 12-25.

Cresswell, T. (1993). ‘Mobility as resistance: a geographical reading of Kerouac’s’ On the road’’. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 249-262.

Delyser, D., & Greenstein, P. (2015). “Follow That Car!” Mobilities of Enthusiasm in a Rare Car’s Restoration. The Professional Geographer, 67(2), 255-268.

Edensor, T. (2003) ‘M6 – junction 19-16: defamiliarizing the mundane roadscape’, Space and culture, 6: 151-168.

Featherstone, M. (2004). ‘Automobilities An Introduction’, Theory, Culture & Society, 21(4-5), 1-24.

Ferguson, H. (2009). ‘Driven to care: the car, automobility and social work’. Mobilities, 4 (2), 275-293.

Hutchinson, S. (2000). ‘Waiting for the bus’. Social Text, 18(2), 107-120.

Kent, J.L. (2015) ‘Still Feeling the Car – The Role of Comfort in Sustaining Private Car Use’ Mobilities, 10(5): pp.726-747.

Laurier, E., Lorimer, H., Brown, B., Jones, O., Juhlin, O., Noble, A., … & Swan, L. (2008). ‘Driving and ‘passengering’: Notes on the ordinary organization of car travel’. Mobilities, 3(1), 1-23.

Lezotte, C. (2012) ‘The Evolution of the ‘Chick Car’ Or: What Came First, the Chick or the Car?’, The Journal of Popular Culture45(3), 516-531.

Lezotte, C. (2013) ‘Women with muscle: Contemporary women and the classic muscle car’, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies34(2), 83-113.

Lüthi, B. (2016). ‘“You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow”: the Freedom Riders of 1961 and the Dilemma of Mobility’. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 29(4), 383-401.

McLean, F. (2009). ‘SUV advertising: constructing identities and practices’, In Conly, J. and McLaran, A. T. Car troubles: Critical studies of automobility and auto-mobility, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 59-76.

Merriman, P. (2004) ‘Driving Places: Marc Auge, Non-places, and the Geographies of England’s MI Motorway’, Theory Culture and Society, 21: 145-168.

Merriman, P. (2005) ‘Materiality, subjectification, and government: the geographies of Britain’s Motorway Code’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 23: 235-250.

Merriman, P. (2006). ‘A new look at the English landscape’: landscape architecture, movement and the aesthetics of motorways in early postwar Britain’. Cultural Geographies, 13(1), 78-105.

Merriman, P. (2009) ‘Automobility and the geographies of the car.’ Geography Compass (3) 2: 586-599.

Merriman, P. (2007). Driving spaces: a cultural-historical geography of England’s M1 motorway, Wiley, Oxford.

Merriman, P. (2016) ‘Mobility Infrastructures: Modern Visions, Affective Environments and the Problem of Car Parking’m Mobilities, 11(1): pp.83-98

Mitchell, D. (2005). ‘The SUV model of citizenship: Floating bubbles, buffer zones, and the rise of the ‘purely atomic’ individual’, Political Geography,24(1), 77-100.

Monroe, K. V. (2014) ‘Automobility and Citizenship in Interwar Lebanon’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East34 (3), 518-531.

Norton, P. (2015). Four paradigms: traffic safety in the twentieth-century United States. Technology and culture, 56(2), 319-334.

Nicholson, J. A. (2016).’ Don’t shoot! Black mobilities in American gunscapes’. Mobilities, 11(4), 553-563.

O’Connell, S. (1998) The car and British society : class, gender and motoring 1896-1939, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Packer, J. (2008). Mobility without mayhem: Safety, cars, and citizenship. Duke University Press, Durham, NC.

Rajan, S. C. (2006) ‘Automobility and the liberal disposition’, Sociological Review, 54: 113-129.

Robertson, S. (2007) ‘Visions of urban mobility: the Westway, London’, Cultural Geographies, 14: 74-91.

Scharff, V. (2003) Twenty thousand roads : women, movement, and the West, Berkeley ; London: University of California Press.

Seiler, C. (2009). Republic of drivers: A cultural history of automobility in America. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Sheller, M., & Urry, J. (2000). ‘The city and the car’. International journal of urban and regional research, 24(4), 737-757.

Sheller, M. (2004). ‘Automotive emotions: feeling the car’. Theory, culture & society, 21(4-5), 221-242.

Thrift, N. (2004). ‘Driving in the City’. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(4-5), 41-59.

Tuvikene, T. (2014). ‘Mooring in Socialist Automobility: Garage Areas’. In Mobilities in Socialist and Post-Socialist States (pp. 105-121). Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.


Lecture 4: Planes, Aviation and Aeromobilities

Adey, P. (2010) Aerial Life: spaces, mobilities, affects, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.

Adey, P., Budd, L., & Hubbard, P. (2007). ‘Flying lessons: exploring the social and cultural geographies of global air travel’. Progress in Human Geography, 31(6), 773-791.

Adey, P. (2008a). ‘Airports, mobility and the calculative architecture of affective control’. Geoforum, 39(1), 438-451.

Adey, P. (2008b). ‘Architectural geographies of the airport balcony: Mobility, sensation and the theatre of flight’. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 90(1), 29-47.

Adey, P. (2006). ‘Airports and air-mindedness: spacing, timing and using the Liverpool Airport, 1929–1939’. Social & Cultural Geography, 7(3), 343-363.

Bennett, C. (2006) ‘What Happens When You Book an Airline Ticket (Revisited): The Computer Assisted Passenger Profiling System and the Globalization of Personal Data’. in Zureik, E. & Salter, M. B. (eds.) Global Surveillance and Policing: Borders, security, identity. Cullompten: Willan.

Bissell, D., Hynes, M., & Sharpe, S. (2012). ‘Unveiling seductions beyond societies of control: affect, security, and humour in spaces of aeromobility’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30(4), 694-710.

Browne, S. (2015). Dark matters: on the surveillance of blackness. Duke University Press. (Chapter 4).

Budd, L. C. (2011). ‘On being aeromobile: airline passengers and the affective experiences of flight’. Journal of Transport Geography, 19(5), 1010-1016.

Budd, L., Bell, M., & Brown, T. (2009) ‘Of plagues, planes and politics: controlling the global spread of infectious diseases by air’, Political Geography, 28(7), 426-435

Burrell, K. (2011) ‘Going steerage on Ryanair: cultures of migrant air travel between Poland and the UK’, Journal of Transport Geography,19(5), 1023-1030.

Colls, R., & Evans, B. (2014) ‘Making space for fat bodies? A critical account of ‘the obesogenic environment’, Progress in Human Geography, 38(6), 733-753.

[see also this great animation by Stacy Bias and Bethan Evans on flying and fatness]

Cwerner, S. B. (2006) ‘Vertical Flight and Urban Mobilities: the Promise and Reality of Helicopter Travel’, Mobilities, 1: 191-215.

Elliot, A. and Radford, D. (2015) ‘Terminal experimentation: The transformation of experiences, events and escapes at global airports’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33(6): pp.1063-1079

Fleming, D. K. (1984). ‘Cartographic strategies for airline advertising’. Geographical Review, 76-93.

Fretigny J-B., (2014), ‘Air Travel Opens New Understanding of Borders: The Case of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Annales de géographie, English version of the paper published in 2013, 690-2, pp.151-174, – Cairn- International [online]

Goetz, A. and Budd, L. (eds) (2014) The Geographies of Air Transport, Routledge, London

Gossling, S., & Nilsson, J. H. (2010). ‘Frequent flyer programmes and the reproduction of aeromobility’. Environment and Planning A, 42, 241-252.

Kaplan, C. (2006). Mobility and war: the cosmic view of US ‘air power’. Environment and Planning A, 38(2), 395-407.

Kloppenburg, S., & Peters, P. (2012) ‘Confined mobilities: following Indonesian migrant workers on their way home’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 103(5), 530-541.

Huff, J. L. (2009) ‘Access to the Sky: Airplane seats and fat bodies as contested spaces’, in Rothblum, E. and Solovay, S. (eds) The fat studies reader, New York, New York University Press, pp. 176-186.

Lassen, C. (2006). ‘Aeromobility and work’. Environment and Planning A, 38(2), 301.

Leese, M., & Koenigseder, A. (2015). Humor at the airport? visualization, exposure, and laughter in the ‘War on Terror’. International Political Sociology, 9(1), 37-52.

Lin, W. (2014) ‘The politics of flying: aeromobile frictions in a mobile city’ Journal of Transport Geography, 38: pp.92-99

Lin, W. (2015) ‘Drawing lines in the sky: the emotional labours of airspace production’ Environment and Planning A, 48(6): pp.1030-1046

Lin, W. (2015). ‘Cabin pressure’: designing affective atmospheres in airline travel. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 40(2), 287-299.

Lin, W. (2016). ‘Re-Assembling (aero) mobilities: perspectives beyond the West’, Mobilities, 11 (1), 49-65.

Magnet, S., & Rodgers, T. (2012). ‘Stripping for the state: Whole body imaging technologies and the surveillance of othered bodies’, Feminist Media Studies, 12 (1), 101-118.

McCarthy, F., Budd, L., & Ison, S. (2015). Gender on the flightdeck: Experiences of women commercial airline pilots in the UK. Journal of air transport management, 47, 32-38.

McCormack, D. (2008). ‘Engineering affective atmospheres on the moving geographies of the 1897 Andrée expedition’, Cultural Geographies, 15(4), 413-430.

McCormack, D. (2009) ‘Aerostatic spacing: on things becoming lighter than air’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34(1), 25-41.

Millward, L. (2008). Women in British Imperial Airspace: 1922-1937. McGill-Queen’s Press-MQUP.

Millward, L. (2008). ‘The embodied aerial subject: gendered mobility in British inter-war air tours’. The Journal of Transport History, 29(1), 5-22.

Nikolaeva, A. (2012) ‘Designing public space for mobility: Contestation, negotiation and experiment at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 103 (5), 542-554.

Palmer, S. W. (2006). Dictatorship of the Air, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Pirie, G. H. (1990). ‘Aviation, apartheid and sanctions: Air transport to and from South Africa, 1945–1989’. GeoJournal, 22(3), 231-240.

Pirie, G. (2009) Air Empire: British Imperial Civil Aviation, 1919-39. Manchester University Press, Manchester.

Raguraman, K. (1997). ‘Airlines as instruments for nation building and national identity: case study of Malaysia and Singapore’. Journal of Transport Geography, 5(4), 239-256.

Sheller, M. (2010) ‘Air mobilities on the US–Caribbean border: Open skies and closed gates’, The Communication Review, 13(4), 269-288.

Shilon, M., & Shamir, R. (2016) ‘Becoming an airline passenger: Body, luggage, and documents’, Subjectivity, 9 (3), 246-270.

Small, J., & Harris, C. (2014). ‘Crying babies on planes: Aeromobility and parenting’. Annals of Tourism Research, 48, 27-41.

Walters, W. (2015). Migration, vehicles, and politics: Three theses on viapolitics. European Journal of Social Theory, 18(4), 469-488.

Walters, W. (2016). ‘The flight of the deported: aircraft, deportation, and politics’, Geopolitics, 21(2), 435-458.


Session 5: Borders, surveillance and mobilities

FitzGerald, S. A. (2012). ‘Vulnerable bodies, vulnerable borders: Extraterritoriality and human trafficking’. Feminist Legal Studies, 20(3), 227-244.

Gill, N. (2009). Governmental mobility: The power effects of the movement of detained asylum seekers around Britain’s detention estate. Political Geography, 28(3), 186-196.

Gill, N. (2013) Mobility versus Liberty? The punitive uses of movement within and outside carceral environments in and Moran, D., Gill, N. and Conlon, D. (eds) Carceral Spaces: Mobility and Agency in Imprisonment and Migrant Detention, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 19-36

Hyndman, J. (2012). ‘The geopolitics of migration and mobility’. Geopolitics, 17(2), 243-255.

Mountz, A. (2015). ‘In/visibility and the Securitization of Migration Shaping Publics through Border Enforcement on Islands’. Cultural Politics, 11(2), 184-200.

Mountz, A. (2011). ‘The enforcement archipelago: Detention, haunting, and asylum on islands’. Political Geography, 30(3), 118-128.

Johnson, C., Jones, R., Paasi, A., Amoore, L., Mountz, A., Salter, M., & Rumford, C. (2011). Interventions on rethinking ‘the border’in border studies. Political Geography, 30(2), 61-69.

Rumford, C. (2006). ‘Theorizing borders’. European Journal of Social Theory, 9(2), 155-169.

Salter, M. B. (2006). ‘The global visa regime and the political technologies of the international self: borders, bodies, biopolitics’. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 31(2), 167-189.

Salter, M. B. (2008). ‘When the exception becomes the rule: borders, sovereignty, and citizenship’. Citizenship studies, 12(4), 365-380.

Silvey, R. (2004). ‘Power, difference and mobility: feminist advances in migration studies’. Progress in human geography, 28(4), 490-506.

Van Der Ploeg, I. (1999): ‘Written on the Body: Biometrics and Identity’, Computers and Society 29: 37-44.

Verstraete, G. (2001): ‘Technological Frontiers and the Politics of Mobilities’, New Formations: 26-43.

Walters, W. (2002): ‘Mapping Schengenland: denaturalizing the border’, Environment and Planning D 20: 561-580.

Walters, W. (2006): ‘Border/Control’, European Journal of Social Theory 9: 187-203.


(Readings focusing on The EU Border and Migrant Crisis)

[see the excellent Society and Space forum edited by Lauren Martin and Martina Tazzioli (2016) ‘Governing Mobility Through the European Union’s ‘Hotspot’ Centres, A forum

Andrijasevic, R. (2006). ‘Lampedusa in focus: Migrants caught between the Libyan desert and the deep sea’. Feminist Review, 120-125.

Andrijasevic, R. (2010). DEPORTED: The Right to Asylum at EU’s External Border of Italy and Libya1. International Migration, 48(1), 148-174.

Bialasiewicz, L. (2012). ‘Off-shoring and Out-sourcing the Borders of EUrope: Libya and EU Border Work in the Mediterranean’. Geopolitics, 17(4), 843-866.

Cuttitta, P. (2014). ‘Borderizing’the Island Setting and Narratives of the Lampedusa ‘Border Play’. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 13(2), 196-219.

Dines, N., Montagna, N., & Ruggiero, V. (2015). ‘Thinking Lampedusa: border construction, the spectacle of bare life and the productivity of migrants’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(3), 430-445.

Ferrer-Gallardo, X., & van Houtum, H. (2014). ‘The Deadly EU border control’. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 13(2), 295-304.

Heller, T., Pezzani, L., & Studio, S. (2012). Report on the “Left-To-Die Boat”. part of the European Research Council project “Forensic Architecture,” Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, available online at:

http://www. fidh. org/IMG/pdf/fo-report

Horsti, K. (2015) Remains of Rescue and Confinement: Humanitarian Bordering in Lampedusa. Available at:

Horsti, K. (2014) Psychogeographies of Lampedusa: Race and gender in exploration

Pezzani, L., & Heller, C. (2013). ‘A disobedient gaze: strategic interventions in the knowledge (s) of maritime borders’. Postcolonial Studies, 16(3), 289-298.

Pugliese, J. (2009). ‘Crisis heterotopias and border zones of the dead’. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 23(5), 663-679.

Puggioni, R. (2015). ‘Border politics, right to life and acts of dissensus: voices from the Lampedusa borderland’. Third World Quarterly, 36(6), 1145-1159.

Raeymaekers, T. (2014).’ Introduction: Europe’s Bleeding Border and the Mediterranean as a Relational Space’. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 13(2), 163-172.

Reid-Henry, S. M. (2013). ‘An incorporating geopolitics: Frontex and the geopolitical rationalities of the European border’. Geopolitics, 18(1), 198-224.


Session 6. Elite and Maritime Mobilities

Baerenholdt, J. O. 2013. “Governmobility: The Powers of Mobility.” Mobilities 8 (1): 20–34.

Beaverstock, J., and J. Faulconbridge. 2013. “Wealth Segmentation and the Mobilities of the Super-rich: A Conceptual Framework.” In Elite Mobilities, edited by T. Birtchnell and J. Caletrio, 40–61. Abingdon: Routledge.

Beaverstock, J. Hubbard, P. and Short, J. 2004. “Getting away with it? Exposing the geographies of the super-rich” Geoforum 35 401–7.

Budd L (2011) ‘On being aeromobile: airline passengers and the affective experiences of flight’. Journal of Transport Geography 19 (5) 1010–1016.

Birtchnell, T., and J. Caletrio, eds. (2013) Elite Mobilities. Abingdon: Routledge.

Birtchnell, T., Savitzky, S., & Urry, J. (Eds.). (2015). Cargomobilities: moving materials in a global age. Routledge.

Blum, H. (2013) “Introduction: Oceanic Studies.” Atlantic Studies 10 (2): 151–155.

Caletrio, J. (2012) “Global Elites, Privilege and Mobilities in Post-organized Capitalism” Theory, Culture and Society 29 135- 149.

Cowen, Deborah. (2014) The deadly life of logistics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Cwener, S. (2006) “Vertical Flight and Urban Mobilities: the Promise and Reality of Helicopter Travel”. Mobilities 1 (2) 191-215.

Derudder J. et al. (2011). ‘You are the way you fly: on the association between business travel and business class travelJournal of Transport Geography 19 1997–1000.

Featherstone, M. (2013) “The Rich and the Super-rich: Mobility, Consumption and Luxury Lifestyle.” In Consumer Culture, Modernity and Identity, edited by N. Mather, 3–44. New Delhi: Sage.

Hay, I. and Muller, S. (2012) “That Tiny, Stratospheric Apex That Owns Most of the World – Exploring Geographies of the Super-Rich” Geographical Research 50 (1) 75–88.

Hay, I., ed. (2013) Geographies of the Super-rich. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Hasty, W., & Peters, K. (2012). ‘The ship in geography and the geographies of ships’. Geography Compass6(11), 660-676.

Kesselring, S. (2006) “Pioneering Mobilities: New Patterns of Movement and Motility in a Mobile World.” Environment and Planning A 38: 269–279.

Lassen, C. (2009) “Networking, knowledge organizations and aeromobility”. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 91 (3): 229–243.

Lambert, D., Martins, L., & Ogborn, M. (2006) ‘Currents, visions and voyages: historical geographies of the sea’, Journal of Historical Geography32(3), 479-493.

Laurier, E. (1999) “That Sinking Feeling: Elitism, Working Leisure and Yachting.” In Leisure Practices and Geographical Knowledge, edited by D. Crouch, 195–213. London: Routledge.

Martin, C. (2015) Shipping Container, Bloomsbury, London

Martin, C. (2012). Desperate mobilities: logistics, security and the extra-logistical knowledge of ‘appropriation’. Geopolitics, 17(2), 355-376.

Peters, K., & Turner, J. (2015). Between crime and colony: Interrogating (im) mobilities aboard the convict ship. Social & Cultural Geography,16 (7), 844-862.

Pirie, G. H. (2011). ‘Elite exoticism: Sea-rail cruise tourism to South Africa, 1926–1939’. African Historical Review, 43(1), 73-99.

Savage, M. 2015. “Introduction to Elites from the ‘Problematic of the Proletariat’ to a Class Analysis of ‘Wealth Elites’.” The Sociological Review 63: 223–239.

Spence, E. 2014. “Unravelling the Politics of Super-rich Mobility: A Study of Crew and Guests on Board Luxury Yachts.” Mobilities 9 (3): 401–413.

Spence, E. (2014). ‘Towards a more‐than‐sea geography: exploring the relational geographies of superrich mobility between sea, superyacht and shore in the Cote d’Azur’. Area, 46(2), 203-209.

Walters, W. (2008). ‘Bordering the sea: shipping industries and the policing of stowaways’. Borderlands, 7(3), 1-25.

Vannini, P. (2011). ‘Constellations of ferry (im) mobility: islandness as the performance and politics of insulation and isolation’. Cultural Geographies, 18(2), 249-271.

Vannini, P. (2011). ‘The techne of making a ferry: a non-representational approach to passengers’ gathering taskscapes’. Journal of Transport Geography, 19(5), 1031-1036.

Vannini, P. (2011). ‘Mind the gap: The tempo rubato of dwelling in lineups’. Mobilities, 6(2), 273-299.


Session 7: Low Carbon Mobilities

Givoni, M. and D. Banister. 2013. “Mobility, transport and carbon.” In M. Givoni, & D. Banister (eds) Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Banister, D. (2011). ‘Cities, mobility and climate change’. Journal of Transport Geography, 19(6), 1538-1546.

Banister, D. (2008) ‘The Sustainable Mobility Paradigm’, Transport Policy, 15: pp.73–80

Bruun, E. and Givoni, M. (2015) ‘Sustainable mobility: Six research routes to steer transport policy’, Nature, 523 (7558)

Cass, N. and Faulconbridge, J. (2016) ‘Commuting practices: New insights into modal shift from theories of social practice’ Transport Policy, 45(1): pp.1-14.

Dennis, K., & Urry, J. (2009). After the car. Polity, London.

Geels, F. W. (2012). ‘A socio-technical analysis of low-carbon transitions: introducing the multi-level perspective into transport studies’. Journal of Transport Geography, 24, 471-482.

Givoni, & D .Banister. (eds.). (2013) Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham

Hickman, R. and Banister, D. (eds) (2014) Transport, Climate Change and the City, Routledge, London

Horton, D. (2006). ‘Environmentalism and the bicycle’. Environmental Politics, 15(1), 41-58.

Kemp, R., Avelino, F. and N. Bressers. (2011). ‘Transition management as a model for sustainable mobility’. European Transport \ Trasporti Europei n. 47: 25-46.

Melia, S. (2015) Urban Transport Without the Hot Air: Sustainable Solutions for UK Cities, UIT Cambridge, Cambridge

Pooley, C., Jones, T., Tight, M., Horton, D., Scheldeman, G., Sawir, E. and Strano, E. (2013) Promoting Walking and Cycling: New perspectives on sustainable travel, Policy Press, Bristol

Quastel, N., Markus M. & N., Lynch. (2012) “Sustainability-As-Density and the Return of the Social: The Case of Vancouver, British Columbia” , Urban Geography, 33:7, 1055-1084.

Schwanen, T., Banister, D., & Anable, J. (2012). ‘Rethinking habits and their role in behaviour change: the case of low-carbon mobility’. Journal of Transport Geography, 24, 522-532.

Schwanen, T. (2015). ‘The Bumpy Road toward Low-Energy Urban Mobility: Case Studies from Two UK Cities’. Sustainability, 7(6), 7086-7111.

Sheller, M. (2012) “The emergence of new cultures of mobility. Stability, openings and prospects.”, in Automobility in transition? A socio-technical analysis of sustainable transport, eds Geoff Dudley, Frank Geels, and René Kemp (Routledge, 2011), pp. 180-202.

Sheller, M. (2015). ‘Racialized Mobility Transitions in Philadelphia: Connecting Urban Sustainability and Transport Justice’. City & Society, 27(1), 70-91.

Shove, E. (2010). ‘Beyond the ABC: climate change policy and theories of social change’. Environment and planning. A, 42(6), 1273.

Urry, J. (2008). ‘Climate change, travel and complex futures’. The British journal of sociology, 59(2), 261-279.

Urry, J. (2008). ‘Governance, flows, and the end of the car system?’. Global Environmental Change, 18(3), 343-349.

Urry, J. (2014). ‘Oil, the American Suburbs and the Future of Mobility’, in Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P., & Sheller, M. (eds) The Routledge handbook of mobilities. Routledge, pp. 585-592.

Watson, M. 2012, “How theories of practice can inform transition to a decarbonised transport system” Journal of Transport Geography 24 488-496.


Lecture 8: Doing and Embodied Mobilities

Adey, P. (2010) Mobility, Routledge, London: pp.133-174 (Chapter 4)

Aldred, R. (2010). ‘On the outside’: constructing cycling citizenship. Social & Cultural Geography, 11(1), 35-52.

Aldred, R., & Jungnickel, K. (2014). ‘Why culture matters for transport policy: the case of cycling in the UK’. Journal of Transport Geography, 34, 78-87.

Allen-Collinson, J. and Hockey, J. (2015) ‘From a Certain Point of View Sensory Phenomenological Envisionings of Running Space and Place’ Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 44(1): pp.63-83

Allen-Collinson, J. and Hockey, J. (2007) ‘Public space and running together: some ethnomethodological considerations’ in: F .Jordan, L. Kilgour and N. Morgan (eds) Innovation in Leisure and Tourism: Theories and Methods, Eastbourne: LSA Publications, pp 3-24.

Bissell, D. (2010) ‘Passenger Mobilities: Affective Atmospheres and the Sociality of Public Transport’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28(2): pp.270-289

Boyer, K. and Spinney, J. (2016) ‘Motherhood, mobility and materiality: Material entanglements, journey-making and the process of ‘becoming mother’’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34(6): pp.1113-1131.

Brown, K. (2012) ‘Sharing public space across difference: attunement and the contested burdens of choreographing encounter’ Social & Cultural Geography, 13(7): pp. 801-820

Cook, S., Shaw, J., and Simpson, P. (2016) ‘Jography: Exploring Meanings, Experiences and Spatialities of Recreational Road-running’ Mobilities. 11(5): pp.744-769

Gaete-Reyes, M. (2015) ‘Citizenship and the embodied practice of wheelchair use’ Geoforum, 64: pp. 351-361

Gish, J.A. and Vrkljan, B. (2016) ‘Aging Embodiment and the Somatic Work of Getting into and out of a Car.’ Journal of Aging Studies, 36: pp.33-46

Jain, J. (2011) ‘The classy coach commute’ Journal of Transport Geography, 19(5): pp.1017-1022

Jain, J. and Lyons, G. (2008) ‘The gift of travel time’ Journal of Transport Geography, 16(2): pp. 81-89

Jensen, O.B. (2013) Staging Mobilities, Routledge, London: pp.92-120 (Chapter 5)

Latham, A. and Wood, P. (2015) ‘Inhabiting infrastructure: exploring the interactional spaces of urban cycling’ Environment and Planning A, 47(2): pp.300-319

Löfgren, O. (2008). ‘Motion and emotion: learning to be a railway traveller’. Mobilities, 3(3), 331-351.

Lyons, G. and Urry, J. (2005) ‘Travel time use in the information age’ Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 39(2-3): pp.257-276

McIlvenny, P. (2015) ‘The Joy of Biking Together: Sharing Everyday Experiences of Vélomobility’ Mobilities, 10(1): pp.55-82

Middleton, J. (2010) ‘Sense and the city: exploring the embodied geographies of urban walking’ Social & Cultural Geography, 11(6): pp.575-596

Middleton, J. (2011) ‘“I’m on autopilot, I just follow the route”: exploring the habits, routines, and decision-making practices of everyday urban mobilities’ Environment and Planning A, 43(12): pp.2857-5877

Molnar, G. and Purdy, L.G. (2015) Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research, Routledge, London.

Saville, S.J. (2008) ‘Playing with fear: parkour and the mobility of emotion’ Social & Cultural Geography, 9(8): pp.891-914

Simpson, P. (2016) ‘A sense of the cycling environment: Felt experiences of infrastructure and atmospheres’ Environment and Planning A. Online First. doi:10.1177/0308518X16669510

Sparkes, A. (ed.) (2017) Seeking the Senses in Physical Culture: Sensuous scholarship in action, Routledge, London.

Spinney, J. (2006) ‘A Place of Sense: A Kinaesthetic Ethnography of Cyclists on Mont Ventoux’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 24(5): pp.709-732

Watts, L. (2008) ‘The art and craft of train travel’ Social & Cultural Geography, 9(6): pp. 711-726

Wellard, I. (ed.) (2015) Researching Embodied Sport: Exploring movement cultures, Routledge, London.

Wylie, J. (2005) ‘A single day’s walking: narrating self and landscape on the South West Coast Path’ Transactions of the Institute of the British Geographers, 30(2): pp.234-247


Lecture 9: Mobile Methodologies

Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P. and Sheller, M. (eds) (2014) The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities, Routledge, London: Section Seven Methodologies.

Anderson, J. (2004) ‘Talking whilst walking: a geographical archaeology of knowledge’ Area, 36(3): pp.254-261

Bell, S.L., Phoenix, C., Lovell, R. and Wheeler, B.W. (2015) ‘Using GPS and geo-narratives: a methodological approach for understanding and situating everyday green space encounters’ Area, 47(1): pp.88-96.

Birenboim, A. and Shoval, N. (2016) ‘Mobility Research in the Age of the Smartphone’ Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2): pp.283-291

Brown, K.M., Dilley, R. and Marshall, K. (2008) ‘Using a head-mounted video camera to understand social worlds and experiences’ Sociological research online, 13(6), p.1.

Büscher, M. and Urry, J. (2009) ‘Mobile Methods and the Empirical’ European Journal of Social Theory, 12(1): pp.99-116

Büscher, M., Urry, J. and Witchger, K. (eds) (2010) Mobile Methods, Routledge, London

D’Andrea, A., Ciolfi, L. and Gray, B. (2011) ‘Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Research’ Mobilities, 6(2): pp.149-160

DeLyser, D. and Sui, D. (2013) ‘Crossing the qualitative- quantitative divide II:

Inventive approaches to big data, mobile methods, and rhythmanalysis’, Progress in Human Geography, 37(2): pp.293-305

Evans, J. and Jones, P. (2011) ‘The walking interview: Methodology, mobility and place’ Applied Geography, 31(2): pp.849-858

Harada, T. and Waitt, G. (2013) ‘Researching Transport Choices: The Possibilities of ‘Mobile Methodologies’ to Study Life-on-the-Move’ Geographical Research, 51(2): pp.145-152

Holton, M. and Riley, M. (2014) ‘Talking on the move: place-based interviewing with undergraduate students’ Area, 46(1): pp.59-65

Huang, Q. and Wong, D.W.S. (2015) ‘Modeling and Visualizing Regular Human Mobility Patterns with Uncertainty: An Example Using Twitter Data’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105(6): pp.1179-1197

Fincham, B., McGuiness, M. and Murray, L. (2010) Mobile Methodologies, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

Finlay, J.M. and Bowman, J.A. (2016) ‘Geographies on the Move: A Practical and Theoretical Approach to the Mobile Interview’ The Professional Geographer. Online First.

Jones, P. and Evans, J. (2012) ‘The spatial transcript: analysing mobilities through qualitative GIS’ Area, 44(1): pp.92-99

Kusenbach, M. (2003) ‘Street Phenomenology: The Go-Along as Ethnographic Research Tool’, Ethnography, 4: pp.455–85.

Larsen, J. (2008) ‘Practices and Flows of Digital Photography: An Ethnographic Framework’, Mobilities, 3(1): pp.141–60.

Larsen, J. (2014) ‘(Auto)Ethnography and cycling’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 17(1): pp.59-71

McIlvenny, P. (2014) ‘Vélomobile Formations-in-Action: Biking and Talking Together’ Space & Culture, 17(2): pp.137–56.

Merchant, S. (2016) ‘The promise of creative/participatory mapping practices for sport and leisure research’ Leisure Studies. Online First.

Merriman, P. (2014) ‘Rethinking Mobile Methods’ Mobilities, 9(2): pp.167-187

Merriman, P. and Webster, C. (2009) ‘Travel projects: landscape, art, movement’ Cultural Geographies, 16: pp:525-535

Müggenburg, H., Busch-Geertsema, A. and Lanzendorf, M (2015) ‘Mobility Biographies: A Review of Achievements and Challenges of the Mobility Biographies Approach and a Framework for Further Research’ Journal of Transport Geography, 46: pp.151-163.

Murray, L. and Upstone, S. (eds) (2014) Researching and Representing Mobilities: Transdiscipliary Encounters, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Novoa, A. (2015) ‘Mobile ethnography: emergence, techniques and its importance to geography’ Human Geographies – Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography, 9(1): pp.97-107.

Palmer, C. (2016) ‘Research on the run: moving methods and the charity ‘thon’’ Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8(3): pp.225-236

Ricketts Hein, J., Evans, J. and Jones, P. (2008) ‘Mobile Methodologies: Theory, Technology and Practice’ Geography Compass, 2(5): pp.1266-1285

Ratti, C., Frenchman, D. Pulselli, R.M. and Williams, S. (2006) ‘Mobile Landscapes: Using Location Data from Cell Phones of Urban Analysis?’, Environment & Planning B: Planning and Design, 33: pp.727–48.

Spinney, J. (2015) ‘Close encounters? Mobile methods, (post)phenomenology and affect’ Cultural Geographies, 22(2): pp. 231-246

Spinney, J. (2011) ‘A Chance to Catch a Breath: Using Mobile Video Ethnography in Cycling Research’ Mobilities, 6(2): pp.161-182

Taylor, L. (2016) ‘No place to hide? The ethics and analytics of tracking mobility using mobile phone data’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34(2): pp.319-336.

Vannini, P. (2015) ‘Non-representational ethnography: new ways of animating lifeworlds’, Cultural Geographies, 22(2): pp.317-327

Vannini, P. (ed.) (2015) Non-Representational Methodologies: Re-Envisioning Research, Routledge, London.

Watts, L. and Urry, J. (2008) ‘Moving Methods, Travelling Times’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(5): pp.860-874

Wood, A. (2016) ‘Tracing Policy Movements: Methods for Studying Learning and Policy Circulation’ Environment and Planning A, 48(2): pp.391-406.


Lecture 10. Conclusion:



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