Anthropocene Mobilities

The Politics of Movement in an Age of Change

This special issue has been published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Mobilities in August 2019. It started with a workshop which was convened by Delf Rothe and Christiane Fröhlich at the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 2017, bringing together established thinkers of the Anthropocene with critical climate migration scholars. Under the title of “Anthropocene Mobilities: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Change”, the event was a collective reflection upon the question of how the notion of the Anthropocene could enrich our understanding of migration and mobility. The contributors to this special issue all provide preliminary and quite distinctive answers to this question, as is indicated by the table of contents below. If you want to get a feeling for the discussions we had at the workshop, you can watch this video.

Anthropocene Mobilities: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Change

From climate migration to Anthropocene mobilities: shifting the debate
Andrew Baldwin, Christiane Fröhlich and Delf Rothe

Indigenous (im)mobilities in the Anthropocene
Samid Suliman, Carol Farbotko, Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Karen Elizabeth McNamara, Fanny Thornton, Celia McMichael and Taukiei Kitara

Indigenous mobility traditions, colonialism and the Anthropocene
Kyle Whyte, Jared L Talley and Julia D. Gibson

And yet it moves! (Climate) migration as symptom in the Anthropocene
Giovanni Bettini

Of other movements: nonhuman mobility in the Anthropocene
Stefanie R. Fishel

Of (not) being neighbors: cities, citizens and climate change in an age of migrations
Ethemcan Turhan and Marco Armiero

Forum: The migrant climate: the ontopolitics of mobility in the Anthropocene

Forum 1: migrant climate in the Kinocene
Thomas Nail

Forum 2: the migrant climate: resilience, adaptation and the ontopolitics of mobility in the Anthropocene
David Chandler

Forum 3: amphibious architecture beyond the levee
Stephanie Wakefield

Forum 4: the environmental privilege of borders in the Anthropocene
Lisa Sun-Hee Park and David Naguib Pellow