Moving Materials in a Global Age
Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry
Routledge – 2015 – 256 pages
Series: Changing Mobilities
Objects and materials are on the move like never before, often at astonishing speeds and along hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering texts from key thinkers, the book presents case studies from around the world which report on efforts to establish, maintain, disrupt or transform the cargo-mobility systems which have grown so dramatically in scale and significance in recent decades.
1. Introducing Cargomobilities by Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry 2. Black Rhino by Keller Easterling 3. Smuggling Mobilities: The Aporetic Openness of the Shipping Container by Craig Martin 4. Visualizing the Invisible: Representations of Sea, Space, and Stuff in the Annual Reports of Global Shipping Companies by Phil Steinberg 5. The Recursive Institutional Geography of Global Maritime Trade by Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier 6. Flying Freight: A Study of Air Cargo by Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 7. 3D Printing and The Future of Freight by Thomas Birtchnell 8. The Economy of Emptiness: Containers, Traffic and Logistics in Sydney’s Intermodal Network by Brett Neilson and Ned Rossiter 9. The New Territorialities of Circulation: On the Production and Securitisation of Maritime Frontiers in West Africa by Stefan Ouma and Julian Stenmans 10. A Historical Sociology of Cargo Handling in Liverpool 1900-2013 by Alice Mah 11. Petromobilities: The Global Mobilities of Liquid Energy by Satya Savitzky and John Urry 12. Distribution Centres as Distributed Places: Mobility, Infrastructure and Truck Traffic by Julie Cidell 13. Afterword by Brian Holmes