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

24th Jan Reading Group: Deglobalization, Mixing Humanities and Social Sciences

January 24 @ 4:00 pm

The next reading group will be on 24th January, 4-5pm, in the Mobilities Lab (B37) in Bowland North. We decided to continue with mixing humanities and social science, and read:

  • Camus, A. (1957) The Guest. In Exile and the Kingdom. London penguin. PDF available here (it’s a short story)
  • Walby, S. (2009) Conclusions. Globalization and Inequalities: Complexity and Contested Modernities. London: Sage pp. 443-455. This link might work if you are a member of Lancaster University 

 

Please join if you can- even if it's on Skype. It’s open to anyone so if you know people who might be interested, please let them know too, they're very welcome to attend.

 

Image Source: Kevin Dooley

Reading Group 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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