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Sheller, Mimi

Works: 43 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 5,914 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Mimi Sheller
Most widely held works by Mimi Sheller
Consuming the Caribbean : from Arawaks to zombies by Mimi Sheller( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheller demonstrates how colonial exploitation of the Caribbean led directly to contemporary forms of consumption of the region and its products, aiming to trouble innocent indulgence in the pleasures of thoughtless consumption
Aluminum dreams : the making of light modernity by Mimi Sheller( )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aluminum shaped the twentieth century. It enabled high-speed travel and gravity-defying flight. It was the material of a streamlined aesthetic that came to represent modernity. And it became an essential ingredient in industrial and domestic products that ranged from airplanes and cars to designer chairs and artificial Christmas trees
Tourism mobilities : places to play, places in play( )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a range of case studies drawn from across the world, this book shows how places to play are also places in play: made and remade by the mobilities and performances of tourists and workers, images and heritage, the latest fashions and the newest diseases. Criss-crossed by various mobilities and performances, places are shown to 'move' as they are put into play in relation to other places."--Jacket
Mobile technologies of the city by Mimi Sheller( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mobile Technologies of the City contributes new theoretical perspectives on temporality, security and systematization. It brings together complexity theory actor network theory and social studies of technology generating a new approach to the mobility systems that constitute contemporary cities."--Jacket
Democracy after slavery : Black publics and peasant radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica by Mimi Sheller( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concerned in the broadest sense with the origins of democracy and participatory institutions in countries with legacies of slavery (including, by extension, the United States of America), this book challenges the notions of tutelary democracy and peasant apathy. This new interpretation of popular politics in the Caribbean shows how those who struggled out of slavery in Haiti and Jamaica developed a powerful shared vision of freedom that has been passed down over generations and continues to inform grassroots democratic movements. In suppressing these post-emancipation peasant democratic movements, contemporary post-slavery societies have allowed militarized states to mock the real practice of democracy and to undermine the freedom of us all."--Jacket
Citizenship from below : erotic agency and Caribbean freedom by Mimi Sheller( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author revises the history of the struggles for freedom by emancipated peoples in post-slavery Jamaica, post-independence Haiti, and the wider Caribbean by focusing on the interplay between the state, the body, race and sexuality. She offers a new theory of "citizenship from below" to describe the contest between "proper" spaces of legitimate high politics and the disavowed politics of lived embodiment. Beneath the historical archive she roots out traces of a deeper freedom expressed through bodily performances, familial relationships, cultivation of the land, and sacred worship, while acknowledging the internal contradictions and damaging exclusions of subaltern self-empowerment. She also explores specific struggles for freedom, including women's political activism in Jamaica; the role of discourses of "manhood" in the making of free subjects, soldiers and citizens; the fiercely ethno-nationalist discourses that excluded South Asian and African indentured workers; the sexual politics of the low-bass beats and "bottoms up" moves in the dancehall; and the struggle for reproductive and LGBT rights and against homophobia in the contemporary Caribbean
Mobility and locative media : mobile communication in hybrid spaces by Adriana de Souza e Silva( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mobilities has become an important framework to understand and analyze contemporary social, spatial, economic and political practices. Especially as mobile media become seamlessly integrated into transportation networks, navigating urban spaces, and connecting with social networks while on the move, researchers need new approaches and methods to bring together mobilities with mobile communication and locative media. Mobile communication scholars have focused on cell phones, often ignoring broader connections to urban spaces, geography, and locational media. As a result, they emphasized virtual mobility and personalized communication as a way of disconnecting from place, location and publics. The growing pervasiveness of location-aware technology urges us to rethink the intersection among location, mobile technologies and mobility. Few studies have addressed the many transformations taking place in mobile sociality and in urban spatial processes through the appropriation of these technologies. This edited collection will address this gap by exploring the intersection of mobility, mobile communication, and locative media, as well as the implications of this for adjacent fields such as mobile art, mobile gaming, architecture, design, and urban planning.""--
Mobility justice : the politics of movement in an age of extremes by Mimi Sheller( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mobility justice is one of the crucial political and ethical issues of our day. We are in the midst of a global climate crisis and experiencing the extreme challenges of urbanization. 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. Mobility Justice is a new way to understand the deep flows of inequality and uneven accessibility in a world in which the mobility commons have been enclosed. It is a call for a new understanding of the politics of movement and a demand for justice for all"--
Mobilities and complexities by Ole B Jensen( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new ‘mobilities turn’ has become a powerful perspective in social theory. John Urry’s oeuvre has been very influential in the emergence of this new field and has had lasting impacts on many scholars. This collection presents originally commissioned essays from leading scholars in the field who reflect on how Urry’s writing influenced the course of their research and theorizing. This volume gathers contributions in relation to John Urry’s path-breaking work. The new ‘mobilities turn’ made a strong imprint in European social theory and is beginning to make an impact in the Americas and Asia as well. It challenges mainstream theoretical and empirical approaches that were grounded in a sedentary and bounded view of states. It propels innovative thinking about social and media ecologies, complex systems and social change. It bridges many disciplines and methodologies, leading to new approaches to existing problems while also resonating with questions about both history and the future. Mobilities research marks the rise of academic and intellectual cooperation and collaboration ‘beyond societies’, as nations around the world face the ecological limits of contemporary mobility and energy systems. The contributors represent several national contexts, including England, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Brazil, Canada, Australia and the USA. This book collects personal essays and gives insight into a vivid network of scientists who have connections of various degrees to the late John Urry as an academic figure, an author and a person. --
The Routledge handbook of mobilities by Peter Adey( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends
Democracy after slavery : black publics and peasant rebels in Haiti and Jamaica by Mimi Sheller( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation compares two pivotal moments of public contention and violent conflict over democracy and the rights of black citizens: the Republic of Haiti during the Liberal Revolution and Piquet Rebellion of 1843-1844, and the British colony of Jamaica during the Underhill Movement and Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865. Despite contrasting paths to the abolition of slavery (one revolutionary and anti-French, the other gradual and British), both islands experienced a strikingly similar postemancipation political process of liberal democratic reform movements, peasant rebellion, and de-democratization. The thesis of this historical comparative study is that a single mechanism can explain these parallel failures of democratization: both outcomes depended on the dynamics of political communication via publics
Uprootings/regroundings : questions of home and migration( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New forms of transnational mobility and diasporic belonging have become emblematic of a supposed 'global' condition of uprootedness. Yet much recent theorizing of our so-called 'postmodern' life emphasizes movement and fluidity without interrogating who and what is 'on the move'. This original and timely book examines the interdependence of mobility and belonging by considering how homes are formed in relationship to movement. It suggests that movement does not only happen when one leaves home, and that homes are not always fixed in a single location. Home and belonging may involve attachment and movement, fixation and loss, and the transgression and enforcement of boundaries. What is the relationship between leaving home and the imagining of home itself? And having left home, what might it mean to return? How can we re-think what it means to be grounded, or to stay put? Who moves and who stays? What interaction is there between those who stay and those who arrive and leave? Focusing on differences of race, gender, class and sexuality, the contributors reveal how the movements of bodies and communities are intrinsic to the making of homes, nations, identities and boundaries. They reflect on the different experiences of being at home, leaving home, and going home. They also explore ways in which attachment to place and locality can be secured - as well as challenged - through the movements that make up our dwelling places. Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration is a groundbreaking exploration of the parallel and entwined meanings of home and migration. Contributors draw on feminist and postcolonial theory to explore topics including Irish, Palestinian, and indigenous attachments to 'soils of significance'; the making of and trafficking across European borders; the female body as a symbol of home or nation; and the shifting grounds of 'queer' migrations and 'creole' identities. This innovative analysis will open up avenues of research and inspire new debate
Empire, enslavement, and freedom in the Caribbean by Michael Craton( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Mimie Sheller, in Slavery and Abolition : a journal of slave and post-slave studies, vol. 19, nr. 3 (December 1998); p. 161-163
Crossing borders( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crossing Borders examines how translocal, transnational, and internal borders of various kinds distribute uneven capabilities for moving, dwelling, and circulating. The contributors offer nuanced understandings of the politics of mobility across various kinds of borders and forms of cultural circulation,?showing how people experience and practice crossing many different borders. Several chapters draw on interviews and ethnographic methods to analyze transnational migration, while others focus on material relations and cultural practices. Rather than the usual narrative of mobility as a kind of freedom, border crossing emerges here as an instrumental practice for building translocal livelihoods, a tactic for simply getting by, and a material practice potentially generating new forms of future sociality. Ultimately these diverse perspectives on crossing borders offer new ways to think about the mobility of political relations and the politics of mobile relations in a world of growing circulation across borders, but also flexible forms of (re)bordering. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mobilities."--Provided by publisher
Feminism and postmodernity : the self impersonating woman in twentieth century autofictography by Mimi Sheller( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'You signed my name, but not my feet' : paradoxes of peasant resistance and state control in post-revolutionary Haiti by Mimi Sheller( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural hedonism : the invention of Caribbean islands as tropical playgrounds by Mimi Sheller( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtual islands : mobilities, connectivity, and the new Caribbean spatialities by Mimi Sheller( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city and the car by Mimi Sheller( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demobilizing and remobilizing Caribbean paradise by Mimi Sheller( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tourism mobilities : places to play, places in play
Tourism mobilities : places to play, places in playMobile technologies of the cityDemocracy after slavery : Black publics and peasant radicalism in Haiti and JamaicaDemocracy after slavery : black publics and peasant rebels in Haiti and JamaicaUprootings/regroundings : questions of home and migrationEmpire, enslavement, and freedom in the Caribbean
Alternative Names
Mimi Sheller American sociologist

Mimi Sheller socióloga estadounidense

Mimi Sheller sociòloga estatunidenca

Mimi Sheller socióloga estauxunidense

Sheller, M.

Sheller, Mimi Beth 1967-

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