19/11/2013

Critical Mobilities

The deep transformations associated with the current phase of globalization have prompted scholars to search for new conceptual, theoretical, and methodological approaches to make sense of contemporary social (re)configurations. Most of the critical analyses of globalization within contemporary social theory share the assumption that our times are characterized by increasing mobility, so that “mobility has become a most suitable trope for our time, an era.

accelerating at what seems to be ever faster rates of speed”  The “new mobilities paradigm” , for instance, constitutes the most prominent of these sets of theoretical reflections.

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