Reading Group

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.

Upcoming

30th October Reading Group

October 30 @ 12:00 pm

Our October reading group will be focusing on the following texts and discussion will be hosted by visiting researcher at CeMoRe, Wescley Xavier:

Novy, J. and Colomb, C. (2012). Struggling for the Right to the (Creative) City in Berlin and Hamburg: New Urban Social Movements, New ‘Spaces of Hope’?. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(5), pp.1816-1838.
Novoy et al PDF Download

and

Harvey, D. (2002). The Art of Rent: Globalisation, Monopoly and the Commodification of Culture. Socialist Register, 38, pp.93-110.
Harvey PDF Download

We’ll be meeting in the MobsLab, B37 in Bowland North- 12-1pm 30th October. 

As always, all are welcome to join, even if it’s on Skype. Please contact cemore@lancaster.ac.uk beforehand and tell Jessie your Skype ID if you’d like to join us remotely.

Wescley is currently Associate Professor at the Management School of the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil and holds a Ph.D. in Organisation Studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (with an exchange period at the Université Paris-Dauphine, France). Since 2014 he has been a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Postgraduate Program in Public Administration of UFV.

He has worked with researchers closely linked to cultural production and its relation to spatial and territorial issues. He is especially focused on the dialectic feature of culture and how this feature arises as an extension of other domination spheres on social life, especially economic ones. Based on these perspectives, he has been investigating spatial determination in cultural places; culture as an apparatus of distinction and as an identity determinant; and history and memory about forgotten cultural productions.

If you have any questions, or any future suggestions for what the group should read, please message cemore@lancaster.ac.uk.

We hope to see you there!

 

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November Reading Group: Surveillance, Kafka and Polanyi

November 25 @ 12:00 pm

Our November reading group will be focusing on the following texts and discussing surveillance:

Franz Kafka's The Trial available here and physical copy also available in the university library

and

Chapters from Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation available here (exact chapters to be announced soon). 

We’ll be meeting in the MobsLab, 12-1pm, B37 in Bowland North- 28th November 

As always, all are welcome to join, even if it’s on Skype. Please contact cemore@lancaster.ac.uk beforehand and tell Jessie your Skype ID 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 cemore@lancaster.ac.uk.

We hope to see you there!

Reading Group Blog Updates

Play: ‘isITethical?’

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...

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Spatial models and mobilities

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...

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Consumption and urban public space

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...

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Difference, repetition, movement

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...

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Difference and Repetition

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 [1968], pp. 1-37). It will...

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Symbolic Exchange & Death

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...

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