Call for Chapter Contributions: (Im)mobilities in the City – creating knowledge for planning cities in the Global South and postcolonial cities

Posted by Katy Crossan, Senior Commissioning Editor

Call for Chapter Contributions: (Im)mobilities in the City – creating knowledge for planning cities in the Global South and postcolonial cities

Transport and Society book series

Series Editor: Margaret Grieco, Professor of Transport and Society, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University.

Edited by Dr Tanu Priya Uteng and Dr Karen Lucas, this book proposes to examine the ways in which different facets of mobilities have converged to shape cities and regions in postcolonial societies and the ways in which such mobilities are being modified – both positively and negatively.

Within this context, the editors would welcome abstracts for chapters from researchers working in this field with a particular focus on the following issues:

– daily micro-mobilities (and immobilities) of people

– histories of mobilities

– resource (space, transport, economic opportunities) consumption

– gentrification

– the practices / power exercised by both the people (through activism) and the State in governing mobilities

The book will be situated in the cultures, spaces, forms and politics of mobilities in postcolonial societies with a specific focus on planning practices. It aims to illustrate the diverse range of influences that ‘development’ has exerted in reshaping mobilities in developing countries thereby carving out, in many cases, non-functioning and deformed social fabrics, agencies, entitlements, roles and capabilities. To this end, the book will posit that mobilities as a constituent factor for development should be decoded and integrated at multiple levels of interaction. The book further aims to provide a theoretical framework for understanding and commenting on mobilities and to indicate possible policy directions based on case study examples.

If you are interested in being involved please send an abstract (500 words) by August 20th 2015 to the editors Dr Tanu Priya Uteng and Dr Karen Lucas. The selection of papers will be announced by 10th September 2015.

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