Si terrà Giovedì 30 Settembre ore 18:00 la lezione di Simon Gunn dal titolo “Making the City Mobile: Urban History and the Mobilities Turn”.
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Making the City Mobile: Urban History and the Mobilities Turn
What difference does mobility make to our understanding of modern cities? We are familiar with the idea of the city as a ‘space of flows’ but often think of the urban in static terms related to the built environment and social ‘structures.’
This talk challenges the idea of the city as a fixed space by drawing on insights from the ‘mobilities turn’ in the social sciences. It brings together the study of migration, personal mobility and transport to reflect on the ‘high-speed mobile society’ emerging in Western cities in the mid-twentieth century.
I shall use Britain as my principal case-study but extend arguments out to the rest of Western Europe and North America where appropriate. Integrating an awareness of movement into contemporary urban history, I argue, has the potential to throw new light on the categories of class, race and gender and debates about ‘affluence’ and inequality which have characterised recent historiography.