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Maine Writers Series: Mimi Shelter

Date: July 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mobility justice is one of the crucial political and ethical issues of our day.  In Mobility Justice, Mimi Sheller makes a passionate argument for a new understanding of the contemporary crisis of movement.

Sheller shows how power and inequality inform the governance and control of movement. She connects the body, street, city, nation, and planet in one overarching theory of the modern, perpetually shifting world. Concepts of mobility are examined on a local level in the circulation of people, resources, and information, as well as on an urban scale, with questions of public transport and “the right to the city.” On the planetary level, she demands that we rethink the reality where tourists and other elites are able to roam freely, while migrants and those most in need are abandoned and imprisoned at the borders. (Verso Books)

Mimi Sheller is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University. She is the author of Democracy after Slavery, Consuming the Caribbean, Citizenship from Below, and Aluminum Dreams.

Co-sponsored with Compass Rose Books. Made possible thanks to generous support from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust/MCF and Witherle Friends of the Library.

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