Introduction Part I

Morley, David G.. 2021. Introduction Part I. In: Annette Hill; Maren Hartmann and Magnus Andersson, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Mobile Socialities. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 19-21. ISBN 9780367543976 [Book Section]

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This part introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters. The part addresses broad themes of mobilities and socialities within particular trajectories, including past and presents directions for work at the intersections of media and communications, ethnology and cultural geography, sociology and phenomenology. It emphasises the significance of research attuned to historical and geographical context, sensitive to processes and practices at the micro level, and at the same time alert to the political economic and social contexts of infrastructures and modes of communication. The part explores a critique of claims that the new technologies of our age will ultimately create a borderless world of unprecedented rates of mobility and time-space compression. It provides the analysis of the mobility of persons with that of technologies, and considers various modes of symbiosis between contemporary modes of communications and transport.

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