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[Commlist] New book: Communication and Mobility - The Migrant, the Mobile Phone and the Container Box

Tue Jan 15 16:59:49 GMT 2019

New book

/Communication and Mobility: The Migrant, the Mobile Phone and the Container Box/

The book offers new perspectives on the intersection of communication and mobility. It argues for an interdisciplinary perspective on communications which covers a variety of mobilities - of information, of people and of commodities. It focuses on the migrant, the mobile phone and the container box as three key icons of our era and is published by Wiley.

Its further details are available via this link:,+the+Mobile+Phone,+and+the+Container+Box-p-9781405192019


Communications and Mobility is a unique, interdisciplinary look at mobility, territory, communication, and transport in the 21st century with extended case studies of three icons of this era: the mobile phone, the migrant, and the container box.

Urges scholars in media and communication to return to broader conceptions of the field that include mobility of all kinds—information, people, and commodities Embraces perspectives from media studies, science and technology studies, sociology, media anthropology, and cultural geography Discusses ideas of virtual and embodied mobility, network geographies, de-territorialization, sedentarism, nomadology, connectivity, containment, and exclusion Integrates the often-neglected transport studies into contemporary communication studies and theories of globalization


Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Redefining Communications 1

Part I The Return of Geopolitics 19

1 Communications, Transport, and Territory 21

2 Constituting Europe: Empires, Nations, and Techno]zones 37

Part II Reconceptualizing Communications: Mobilities and Geographies 57

3 Sedentarism, Nomadology, and “New Mobilities” 59

4 Disaggregating Mobilities: Zoning, Exclusion, and Containment 77

5 Geography, Topography, and Topology: Networks and Infrastructures 95

6 The Virtual and the Actual: Being There, Disembodiment, and Deterritorialization 113

Part III The Mobility of People, Information, and Commodities: Case Studies in Communications Geography 131

7 Migration: Changing Paradigms, Embodied Mobilities, and Material Practices 133

8 Mobile Communications and Ubiquitous Connectivity: Technologies of Transformation? 159

9 Containerization as Globalization: The Mobility of Commodities 199

Index 233

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