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Pacing Mobilities: Timing, Intensity, Tempo and Duration of Human Movements

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Pacing Mobilities

Timing, Intensity, Tempo and Duration of Human Movements

Edited by Vered Amit and Noel B. Salazar
Epilogue by Karen Fog Olwig

200 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-724-8 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Not Yet Published (June 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-725-5 eBook Not Yet Published

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“I rate this book very highly. It consolidates research around a topic (pace) that has been floating around in the literature for a while, but that hasn’t been theorized and studied in a systematic manner yet.” • Jennie Germann Molz, College of the Holy Cross

“This is an excellent book … adding a much-needed intervention in the literature on mobilities in insisting on the ways in which temporal dimensions of movement work in the planning and execution of the journeys composing middling migrants’ lives.” • Caroline Knowles, Goldsmith’s, University of London


Turning the attention to the temporal as well as the more familiar spatial dimensions of mobility, this volume focuses on the momentum for and temporal composition of mobility, the rate at which people enact or deploy their movements as well as the conditions under which these moves are being marshalled, represented and contested. This is an anthropological exploration of temporality as a form of action, a process of actively modulating or responding to how people are moving rather than the more usual focus in mobility studies on where they are heading.

Vered Amit is Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author or editor of numerous books including most recently Community, Cosmopolitanism and the Problem of Human Commonality with Nigel Rapport (Pluto Press, 2012) and Thinking through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts (Berghahn Books, 2015).

Noel B. Salazar is Research Professor in Anthropology at the University of Leuven. He is the author of Envisioning Eden (Berghahn Books, 2010) and Momentous Mobilities (Berghahn Books, 2018). He is the founder of Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe) and the EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network (AnthroMob).

Subject: General Mobility Studies General Anthropology


Introduction: Why and How Does the Pacing of Mobilities Matter?
Vered Amit and Noel B. Salazar

Chapter 1. The Ambiguous Role of 'Pacemakers' in the Paradoxical Quest for a Proper Pace of Life
Noel B. Salazar

Chapter 2. Finding a Satisfying Pace: Navigating the Social Contingencies of Sport Mobilities
Noel Dyck and Hans K. Hognestad

Chapter 3. Rhythm and Pace: The Diurnal Aspects of Leisure Mobilities on the UK Canals and Rivers
Maarja Kaaristo

Chapter 4. ‘Time to Hit the Road’: Understanding Living on the Road through Shifts in Thinking about Time
Célia Forget

Chapter 5. ‘We Must Stay for the Exams!’ Pacing Mobilities among Lifestyle Migrant Families in Goa, India
Mari Korpela

Chapter 6. European Corporate Migrants in Chinese Metropolises and the Pacing of Family Mobility
Brigitte Suter

Chapter 7. Leave/Remain: Brexit, Emotions and the Pacing of Mobility among the French in London
Deborah Reed-Danahay

Chapter 8. ‘In a Couple of Years (Or Three or Four), I’ll Stop Travelling So Much’: The Challenges of Modulating Skilled Work Mobility
Vered Amit

Epilogue: Pacing Mobilized
Karen Fog Olwid


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