232 pages | 26 B/W Illus.
Brazilian Mobilities presents an overview of the diversity of Mobility studies developed in Brazil, it builds a picture of a strong Latin-American perspective emerging in the field of mobilities research, which provides unique insight into the complex dynamics of mobilities in the emerging countries from the Global South.
Addressing such different areas as Tourism, Urbanisation, Media Studies, Social Inequalities, Marketing and Mega-events, Transport and Technology, among others, the contributors use the New Mobilities Paradigm- NMP (Sheller & Urry, 2006) as a starting point to reflect about the social changes experienced in the country and they also engage with newer literature on mobilities, including work done by Brazilian and Latin-American authors depending on the subject of each individual chapter.
Illustrating to scholars the uniqueness and complexity of the Brazilian social-political and economic context, the book was organized in order to be a representative sample of the studies carried in Brazil, as well as to contribute to other academic investigations on (im)mobilities and different social realities in emerging countries.
Camila Moraes and Maria Alice de Faria Nogueira
1. Moving On: How Mobile is Tourism Research on Transport in Brazil
Thiago Allis, Rafael Castro and Carla Fraga
2. The Mobilities of the Favela and the Social Life of Souvenirs
Bianca Freire-Medeiros and Palloma Valle Menezes
3. Green Favelas: Past, Present, and Futures of Favela Tourism in Rio de Janeiro
4. Rio de Janeiro’s Mobilities After COR: Social Impacts of a Smart City Initiative
João Alcântara de Freitas
5. "I Live Here, But I’ve Never Been Inside It": Narratives on Social Tourism of the Homeless Population in the Metropolitan Area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bernardo Lazary Cheibub and Jordania de Oliveira Eugenio
6. Vulnerabilities in Movement: Experiences from the Research Project "I Exist and Move"
Camila Maciel Campolina Alves Mantovani and Sônia Caldas Pessoa
7. The Use of Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Promotion of Citizenship Through the Improvement of the Conditions of Accessibility in Urban Spaces: An Application of the Project Ponto Certo
Macello Medeiros, Rita Vieira and Elton Andrade
8. Urban Mobility and Citizenship in Brazil: Advances in the Legal Framework
9. It is More "Pokemón" than "Go"? New Mobilities Paradigm in Locative Games
Luiz Adolfo Andrade
10. Advertising Discourse from the Perspective of the New Mobilities Paradigm
Maria Alice de Faria Nogueira
11. #BHNASRUAS: Mobile Journalism During the June Journeys
12. The Internet as a Facilitator of Mobilities in Rural Areas
Ariane Fernandes da Conceição and Sergio Schneider
13. Why Are We Writing and Speaking in English? Coloniality of Academic Communication and Its Uneven Mobilities
This series explores the transformations of society, politics and everyday experiences wrought by changing mobilities, and the power of mobilities research to inform constructive responses to these transformations. As a new mobile century is taking shape, international scholars explore motivations, experiences, insecurities, implications and limitations of mobile living, and opportunities and challenges for design in the broadest sense, from policy to urban planning, new media and technology design. With world citizens expected to travel 105 billion kilometres per year in 2050, it is critical to make mobilities research and design inform each other.