Université de Neuchâtel

The mobile constitution of society : rethinking the mobility-society Nexus

Söderström, Ola ; Crot, Laurence

(Working Papers MAPS ; 7)

Concepts and metaphors referring to the idea of mobility have become pervasive in contemporary social theory. The aim of this article is to discuss what is implied by considering contemporary society as constituted by mobility – or rather mobilitiesi, to use the lexicon of scholars in this field. To do so, we start by reviewing some of the most influential contemporary social theories, and...