The field of mobility studies examines social phenomena through the lens of movement. In this perspective, societies are regarded as being constantly reconfigured as they are shaped by a series of mobile entities (capital, people, information). This book engages critically with many of the claims and challenges of mobility studies by providing empirically rich reports of mobilities and their limitations. Instead of assuming a seamless world of flows, the volume emphasizes questions of power, inequality, and moorings as integral to the movement of capital, goods, images, practices, or people. The chapters deal with current and important issues, such as organ transplants, illegal migrations, urban globalization, international policies of higher education institutions, and scientific diasporas.
Publisher: EPFL Press English Imprint
Published: 1 march 2013
Edition: 1st edition
Pages count Book: 276
Format (in mm) Book: 160 x 240
Weight (in grammes): 610 (Book)
EAN13 Book: 9782940222636