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The new mobilities paradigm.

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Journal publication date2006
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Journal number2
Volume38
Number of pages20
Pages207-226
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

It seems that a new paradigm is being formed within the social sciences, the ‘new mobilities’ paradigm. Some recent contributions to forming and stabilising this new paradigm include work from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, migration studies, science and technology studies, tourism and transport studies, and sociology. In this paper we draw out some characteristics, properties, and implications of this emergent paradigm, especially documenting some novel mobile theories and methods. We reflect on how far this paradigm has developed and thereby to extend and develop the ‘mobility turn’ within the social sciences.

Bibliographic note

Special Issue on 'Materialities and Mobilities, co-editor and co-author RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Sociology