Over the last decade, there has been increasing interest in geography and related fields in a critical perspective on studies of transportation and mobility. Supplementing long-standing research on the social and political aspects of the movement of people and goods, this recent work has incorporated the power relations involved in mobility/immobility; explored the ways that racial, ethnic, and gender identities are co-constructed with the modes we take; discussed how regional imaginaries are intertwined with the production of transportation infrastructure; and analyzed how places and spaces are constructed by flows as much as by stable features of the built environment. Critical logistics and mobility justice are some of the bodies of work that have developed in this vein, with a “mobility turn” apparent in related fields such as design, tourism studies, and ethnic studies. Papers in this session focus on the socio-cultural aspects of mobilities and transport.
|Presenter||Jordan Aharoni*, University of Toronto - Mississauga, Ron Buliung, University of Toronto - Mississauga, Post-Secondary (College/University) as Disabling: A Preliminary Scoping Review.||15||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||Susannah Barr*, Florida International University, Men have wheels: the gendered underpinnings of food distribution in rural Dominican Republic||15||8:15 AM|
|Presenter||Marcus Mohall*, Uppsala University, Contesting the train: Racialized transportation disadvantage and conservative and libertarian views on the role of public transportation in Atlanta, Georgia||15||8:30 AM|
|Presenter||Léa Ravensbergen*, University of Toronto, Ron Buliung, University of Toronto Mississauga , Nicole Laliberté, University of Toronto Mississauga , Critical Geographies of Cycling: Exploring the Social, Spatial, and Temporal Dimensions of Fear||15||8:45 AM|
|Presenter||Paris Marx*, McGill University, Interrogating the influence of automobility realism on the transport futures of tech elites||15||9:00 AM|
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