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Peter Adey published an article in January 2017.
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Interventions on military mobilities Peter Merriman, Kimberley Peters, Peter Adey, Tim Cresswell,... Published: 01 January 2017
Political Geography, doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.11.003
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Mobility and movement are central to military actions and military life, and yet despite an increasing concern with military geographies and the geographies of mobility, little consideration has been given by scholars to the political geographies of military mobilities and movements, past or present. In these interventions, we examine how these different bodies of work might intersect, focusing on social media, methods for tracing military mobilities, the role of military technologies in facilitating everyday mobilities, and the more-than-human dimensions of military mobilities.
Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Making the drone strange: the politics, aesthetics and surrealism of levitation Peter Adey Published: 18 November 2016
Geographica Helvetica, doi: 10.5194/gh-71-319-2016
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In this paper I decentre the drone from a different kind of vertical figure that has its own prehistory and parallel history of being aloft and particular sets of aesthetic geographies we might productively deploy to reorder what we think about drones, and especially the human's place in or outside of them. The paper explores in what ways we might examine the drone from other points of view that are technical and political, but also theological, magical, artistic and aesthetic. The prehistoric or parallel aerial figure to be considered is the levitator, the subject or thing that floats without any attributable mechanical force, visible or physical energy source. The paper draws on notions of aesthetics and politics in order for the levitator not to be compared with the drone, but to enable its very different visual and aesthetic regimes to begin to redistribute quite a different set of drone geographies that are ambiguous, mystical, gendered and sexed.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations A Mobile Life: John Urry, 1946–2016 Peter Adey Published: 07 November 2016
Theory, Culture & Society, doi: 10.1177/0263276416675933
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John Urry (1946–2016) was an extraordinary, generous and compelling force. As is evident in the hundreds of tributes and testimonials to his memory gathered already, his work influenced so many people through his talks at conferences, his published words in the pages of journals and his many books, and in conversations across viva examination tables, PhD juries and supervisory meetings. This essay remembers John’s contribution to the study of mobility and spatial theory more generally.
Article 1 Read 27 Citations Air’s affinities Peter Adey Published: 01 March 2015
Dialogues in Human Geography, doi: 10.1177/2043820614565871
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In the midst of renewed geographical and geophilosophical interest in the Earth, the biosphere and, specifically, what has been called an ‘aerography’, this article explores how air might be made sense of as elemental. As a different way to apprehend elements to notions within the turn to a material–affective thing–power, assemblage theory or geophysical processes and complexities, the article explores air by apprehending it through chemical–alchemic notions of affinity and a political–mythic philosophical elementalism. In so doing, it is suggested that we might bring the air to account rather differently.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Accounting for the elemental Peter Adey Published: 01 March 2015
Dialogues in Human Geography, doi: 10.1177/2043820615571212
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Article 1 Read 3 Citations Governing Inflation: Price and Atmospheres of Emergency Derek McCormack, Peter Adey, Ben Anderson, Stephen Graham Published: 29 January 2015
Theory, Culture & Society, doi: 10.1177/0263276414565716
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Relative price stability is central to the security of valued forms of life in contemporary liberal democracies, and disruptions to price stability can be and have been understood and experienced as emergencies. However, while the relation between price and emergency can be understood in juridico–political terms, this article argues for the importance of attending to the affective dimensions of this relation. This argument is developed through a discussion of the affective life of price in relation to the disruptive event of inflation, an event characterized by an atmosphere of emergency that takes place as a disturbance of the rhythms and relations of which everyday life consists. Haunted by the spectre of this emergency, governing price in liberal democracies needs to be understood not only through regulatory measures designed to act directly upon price, but also in terms of efforts to act upon the affective spacetimes from which price-emergencies can emerge.