CALL FOR PAPERS
AAG Annual Meeting, April 10-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA
Expanding the debate on transport and mobility justice
Organisers: Ersilia Verlinghieri and Tim Schwanen (University of Oxford)
Transport and mobility play a critical role in current social and environmental crises and are vital to creating more just societies at different spatial scales. Across various disciplines, including Geography, researchers are now routinely drawing attention to the spatial dimensions of justice. Some have begun to consider the interconnections of transport and mobilities with justice and space (e.g. Soja 2010; Sheller, 2011; Cook and Butz 2016; Verlinghieri and Venturini 2017), but important conceptual and empirical work remains to be undertaken. Cross-fertilisation of the thinking and practice around justice in Urban Geography, and urban studies more widely, with ongoing work on transport and mobility justice seems to be a particularly effectively way forward.
In this session we seek to consider and explore the concepts of transport and mobility justice and their interconnections with the wider frameworks of social, spatial and environmental justice. We welcome both theoretical contributions and case studies from across the globe that focus on procedural and substantive aspects of transport and mobility justice. We are particularly interested in contributions that stage dialogues of transport and mobilities research with urban scholarship and so explore how one can contribute to, and open up new questions for, the other.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- The nature of transport and mobility justice;
- The right to mobility;
- The relationships of transport and urban planning with transport and mobility justice;
- Urban struggles and transport and mobility justice;
- The use of participatory and critical social science methods for research on transport and mobility justice; and
- Research ethics for studies of transport and mobility justice;
Please email enquiries and abstracts (250 words) to Ersilia Verlinghieri ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and Tim Schwanen ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by 20th October. Authors must register for the conference and submit their abstracts through the AAG website by the October 25th deadline to be added to the paper session. AAG guidelines for preparing and submitting abstracts at: http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers.