The Mobilities Reading Group discusses work related to mobilities, ranging from classics like Bergson’s Creative Evolution (1919) to fresh off the press pieces, such as ‘Mobilizing the new mobilities paradigm’ (Sheller & Urry 2016). We read published work and work in progress, anything related to mobilities, any discipline. Meetings take place every second Wednesday 4-5pm in the Mobilities Lab (Bowland North B37). Everyone’s welcome, anytime, on a regular or one-off basis, Skype if you are not in Lancaster. Please send questions/suggestions to Aurora Trujillo. Previous readings can be found in the posts below.
Up next on our reading list is a continuation of our discussion from our last group. We will be reading David Tyfield's latest book, Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China: Global Crisis, Innovation and Urban Mobility, and are delighted to say that David will be joining us for this discussion to help us understand the text and answer any questions that may arise.
David has very kindly created a summary of his book along with extracts for us to read through and has allowed us to share with the group:
As always, all are welcome to join, even if it’s on Skype. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us remotely.
If you have any questions, or any future suggestions for what the group should read, please message email@example.com for more information and advice.
One future text suggestion that has been made is Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person. This text is available on Jstor which, if you have a Lancaster account, you will be able to access.
See you there!
Reading Group Blog Updates
The CeMoRe Reading Group will next meet on Wednesday 14th June, 4-5 pm in Mobilities Lab. It is the last meeting this academic year, so make sure you don’t miss it! Let’s close the books and play a board game! isITethical? is a board game designed to playfully explore...read more
Dear All, The Cemore reading group will next meet on Wednesday 24th May, 4-5 pm in Mobilities Lab at CeMoRe. What can mobilities and regional studies learn from each other? Let’s sit together and discuss! There are two papers to be discussed. The first was...read more
The Cemore reading group will meet on Wednesday 10th May, 4-5 pm in Mobilities Lab to discuss: Prashan Ranasinghe. 2011. “Public Disorder and Its Relation to the Community-Civility-Consumption Triad: A Case Study on the Uses and Users of Contemporary Urban Public...read more
The Cemore reading group will next meet to discuss: Ole Jensen (2016) – Of ‘other’ materialities: why (mobilities) design is central to the future of mobilities research, Mobilities, 11:4, 587-597, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2016.1211826. The link to this article:...read more
1st March Let’s read ‘Artistic Regimes and the Shortcomings of the Notion of Modernity’ from Ranciere’s the politics of aesthetics (2004, pp. 20-30. ...read more
Let’s read ‘Artistic Regimes and the Shortcomings of the Notion of Modernity’ from Ranciere’s the politics of aesthetics (2004, pp. 20-30. ...read more
This week’s Cemore reading group meandered to Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition, because Baudrillard (last reading) made us curious about the symbolic as an act of exchange. We found Deleuze ‘therapeutic’ and not amenable to an instrumental...read more
Cemore Reading Group, Wednesday February 1st, 4-5pm, Bowland North B37 (Mobilities Lab). The Cemore reading group will next meet to discuss the Introduction to Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition (London: Continuum Books, 2004 , pp. 1-37). It will...read more
18th January 2017 Chapter 5 Political Economy and Death (p. 125-194) from Baudrillard, Jean 1993. Symbolic Exchange and Death. London/Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. Chaired by Miriam Schreiter. Here’s how it starts: As soon as savages began to call...read more