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Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Jacob Shell


What sorts of transportation technologies and methods of conveyance have political regimes associated with the movement of weapons, papers, or people for political subversion and revolt? In an era when much transfer of information moves across a wire-tappable medium, and much transport of goods and people occurs across a mapped network of tracks and checkpoints, what social history of the specter of subversive trafficking—and of the associated political fears this specter has been able to elicit—might help us better understand the retrenchment of an older range of possibilities for human mobil ... More

Keywords: Subversive Mobility, Transportation History, Transportation Geography, Animal Transportation, Human-Animal Mobilities, Canals, Waterfronts, Anarchism, Resistance Movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029339
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob Shell, author