Identity, Place and Mobility publications

Please take a look at some of the publications by Royal Holloway researchers whose work relates to this theme.

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Sandra Halperin

Routledge, 2013

Re-Envisioning Global Development offers an original conceptualisation of capitalist development from its origins to the present day.

Most approaches to understanding contemporary development assume that industrial capitalism was achieved through a process of nationally organised economic growth, and that in recent years its organisation has become increasingly trans-local or global. However, Halperin shows that nationally organised economic growth has rarely been the case - it has only recently come to characterise a few countries and for only a few decades.

This innovative text elaborates an alternative ontology and way of thinking about global development during the last two centuries - one linked, not to nations and regions, but to a set of essentially trans-national relations and connections. It argues that capitalist development has, everywhere and from the start, involved-not whole nations or societies-but only sectors or geographical areas within states. By bringing this aspect of historically 'normal' capitalist development into clearer focus, the book clarifies the specific conditions and circumstances that enabled European economies to pursue a more broad-based development following World War II, and what prevented a similar outcome in the contemporary 'third world'. It also clarifies the nature, spatial extent, and circumstances of current globalising trends.

Wide-ranging and provocative, this book is required reading for advanced level students and scholars in development studies, development economics and political science.

Geographies of Mobilities

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Tim Cresswell

Ashgate, 2012 

Over the last two decades there has been considerable interest in the concept of mobility across the humanities and the social sciences. 

With contributions from leading academics and through highlighting seemingly disparate connections across sub-disciplines 'Geographies of Mobilities' suggests that each discipline has much to learn from a ontological and epistemological concern with mobility.     

Imagining Immigrant Identities in European Cinema

Daniela Berghahn

European Cultural Forum, 2014

Information about this publication can be found here: Imagining Immigrant Identities in European Cinema.

Opening Borders, Closing Nations: How 'Generation Nothing' stages Polish Migration

Bryce Lease

Routledge, 2014

Information about this publication can be found here: Opening Borders, Closing Nations: How 'Generation Nothing' stages Polish Migration.

Mind the Gap: Transport, History and the Work of Fiction

Ruth Livesey

Routledge, 2014

Information about this publication can be found here: Mind the Gap: Transport, History and the Work of Fiction.

Immigrants, Banlieues, and Dangerous Things: Idealogy as an Aesthetic Affair

Mustafa Dikeç 

Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

Information about this publication can be found here: Immigrants, Banlieues, and Dangerous Things: Idealogy as an Aesthetic Affair.

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