Modes of mobility: An interdisciplinary search for bodies in action

Martha G Bell


This paper explores the paradox of the promotion of access and inclusion through mobility for persons who experience different modes of mobility as their sensory experience of self in interaction. In this investigation, I focus on the interaction space and draw together the literatures on the sociology of the body, the sociology of action and the sociology of mobility with the aim of asking how the body in social anthropology is a moving body. I hope to illustrate the interdisciplinary connections between sociological and anthropological views of sensory embodiment, ritualised modes of mobility and cultures of movement.


social interactionism, sociology of action, anthropology of the senses, embodiment, mobilities

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