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From spatial turn to mobilities turn

Mimi Sheller1
27 Mar 2017-Current Sociology (SAGE Publications)-Vol. 11, Iss: 4, pp 9999999999
TL;DR: In this article, the contributions of the late John Urry to sociology and to its spatial turn especially by developing the new mobilities paradigm are discussed and traced back to the 1980s, and they argue that Urry's work advanced a sociology of space though his focus on mobile spatializations and relational space.
Abstract: This article reflects on the contributions of the late John Urry to sociology and to its spatial turn especially by developing the new mobilities paradigm. The proposition of this monograph issue of Current Sociology is that space has not yet been appropriately incorporated into sociology. But although partially true, Urry argued that this misses the significance of ‘the mobilities turn’ that swept through and incorporated the spatial turn within sociology but also within other disciplines. Tracing the spatial turn back to the 1980s, the article describes how the new mobilities paradigm grew out of and extended emerging theorizations of space. It argues that Urry’s work advanced a sociology of space though his focus on mobile spatializations and relational space. This included the distribution of agency between people, places, and material assemblages of connectivity; a broader shift in the spatial imagination of mobilities towards ‘non-representational’ social theory; the emergence of new methodologies t...
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TL;DR: A theoretical perspective on urban analytics as a practice that is part of a new smart urbanism is developed and the particular tension of opposed temporalities of high-frequency data and the long duree of structural challenges facing cities is identified.

102 citations


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  • ...This ‘practice notion’ of urban analytics can be related to a wider body of theories of ‘social practices’ as conceived by sociologists (Bourdieu, 1977; Giddens, 1984) and reworked in the context of 21st century mobilities (Sheller, 2017; Urry, 2007)....

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TL;DR: Autonomous vehicles are one of the most highly anticipated technological developments of our time, with potentially wide-ranging social implications as discussed by the authors, where dominant popular popular discourses around autono...
Abstract: Autonomous vehicles are one of the most highly anticipated technological developments of our time, with potentially wide-ranging social implications. Where dominant popular discourses around autono...

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  • ...…social practices and ways of dwelling’ (2000: 737) continues to be a vital analytical lens through which to evaluate the significance of the car, as the subsequent development of the field of mobilities research attests to, borne out in part through articles in this journal (Sheller, 2014, 2017)....

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TL;DR: In this paper, the analytical significance of immobility for understanding the inequalities that animate and co-exist in tandem with growing global mobility and migration is explored, with a parti...
Abstract: This special issue explores the analytical significance of immobility for understanding the inequalities that animate—and co-exist in tandem with—growing global mobility and migration. With a parti...

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  • ...…theorists of space such as Lefebvre and Massey, the spatial turn took root and was deeply connected to global political economy and urban processes in the work of spatial theorists such as Edward Soja (1989), David Harvey (1993), Nigel Thrift (1996), and Saskia Sassen (1991) in the 1980s to 1990s....

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  • ...Following on from the early social theorists of space such as Lefebvre and Massey, the spatial turn took root and was deeply connected to global political economy and urban processes in the work of spatial theorists such as Edward Soja (1989), David Harvey (1993), Nigel Thrift (1996), and Saskia Sassen (1991) in the 1980s to 1990s....

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TL;DR: Massey as discussed by the authors rastrea el desarrollo de ideas sobre la estructura social del espacio y el lugar, and the relacion of ambos con cuestiones de genero and ciertos debates dentro del feminismo.
Abstract: En estos dias de aceleracion global por un lado e intensificacion de los nacionalismos locales por otro, ?como deberiamos pensar en el espacio y el lugar? Este nuevo libro reune los escritos clave de Doreen Massey sobre este debate. En el argumenta que hemos visto algunas lecturas problematicas de ambos terminos en los ultimos anos, y propone un enfoque alternativo mas adecuado a los problemas que enfrentan las ciencias sociales en la actualidad. Massey ha organizado estos debates en torno a los tres temas de espacio, lugar y genero. Ella rastrea el desarrollo de ideas sobre la estructura social del espacio y el lugar, y la relacion de ambos con cuestiones de genero y ciertos debates dentro del feminismo. Comenzando con la economia y las estructuras sociales de produccion, Massey desarrolla una nocion mas amplia de espacialidad como producto de la interseccion de las relaciones sociales. Sobre esta base propone un enfoque de los "lugares" esencialmente abierto e hibrido, pero siempre provisional y controvertido. Los temas se entrecruzan con gran parte del pensamiento actual sobre la identidad dentro del feminismo y los estudios culturales. Los capitulos van desde estudios de los conceptos de lugar empleados en debates sobre desarrollo regional desigual y problemas del centro de la ciudad hasta argumentos sobre la relacion entre la conceptualizacion del espacio / lugar y la construccion social de las relaciones de genero.

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  • ...This seminal text examined the complex and varied movements of capital into and out of place and the resulting forms of geological sedimentation occurring within each place (see Massey, 1991, 1994)....

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors draw out some characteristics, properties, and implications of the new mobilities paradigm, especially documenting some novel mobile theories and methods, and reflect on how far this paradigm has developed and thereby to extend and develop the mobility turn within the social sciences.
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.

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  • ...We argued that all places are tied into at least networks of connections so that nowhere can be an island (Sheller and Urry, 2006: 208–209)....

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  • ...In this article I assess the impact of what John Urry and I first called the ‘new mobilities paradigm’ (Sheller and Urry, 2006) for sociology and its transformational consequences for spatial theory....

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  • ...…Lancaster University in 2004; the journal Mobilities (edited by Hannam, Sheller, and Urry) published its first issue in 2006; and ‘The New Mobilities Paradigm’ appeared in the special issue of Environment and Planning A that we co-edited on ‘mobilities and materialities’ (Sheller and Urry, 2006)....

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  • ...As we began our original piece: ‘all the world seems to be on the move’ (Sheller and Urry, 2006: 208)....

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  • ...…‘on the move’ is contingent, uneven, and contested and depends upon differential materialities, spatialities, and temporalities that are involved in movement, meetings, and access, and yet often taken-for-granted and not noticed (see Mobilities on all these topics, as well as Adey et al., 2014)....

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TL;DR: The Tourist Gaze Mass Tourism and the Rise and Fall of the Seaside Resort The Changing Economics of the Tourist Industry Working under the tourist gaze Cultural Changes and the Restructuring of Tourism Gazing on History Seeing and Theming Globalizing the Gaze.
Abstract: The Tourist Gaze Mass Tourism and the Rise and Fall of the Seaside Resort The Changing Economics of the Tourist Industry Working under the Tourist Gaze Cultural Changes and the Restructuring of Tourism Gazing on History Seeing and Theming Globalizing the Gaze

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