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Roads and Travel in Tanzania: A Reflection on History & Current Trends

By Katie V. Streit Katie Valliere Streitis an independent scholar based in Dayton, Ohio. Streit obtained a PhD in History from the University of Houston. Her research focuses on the history of automobility and state development in southern Tanzania during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Historians spend countless hours in libraries and archives with backs […]

T2M Montral 2018 Conference – Call for Papers

Hubs are collective meeting points, but they also evoke a specific sociomaterial nexus of flows throughout history: from Neanderthals to medieval markets, from spice routes to Indigenous gatherings, hubs have provided a common place for people to meet, exchange and continue their journey. Hubs control and direct the flows of people, goods, currencies and so […]

Book Review: Contemporary Asylum Narratives

Contemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the TwentyFirst Century, Woolley, Agnes, New York (USA), Palgrave Macmillan (First Published 2014) pp 239 ISBN: 9781137299055 (Hardback) Price: US$100 Contemporary Asylum Narratives announces its objective upfront; it seeks to enquire into the communicability of the asylum experience in narrative fiction, films, and theater (2). However, this volume is […]

The Dolmus And Minibus Of Istanbul: Two Different Shared Vehicles And Cultures Of Urban Transportation, Part 2

By Dr. Basak Tanulku BasakTanulku is an independent researcher, based in Istanbul, Turkey. Tanulku obtained a PhD degree in Sociology from Lancaster University in the UK for the research project: An Exploration of Two Gated Communities in Istanbul, Turkey (2010). Her main work focuses on sociospatial fragmentation, gated communities; space and identity; urban vacant lands […]

The “Dolmus” and “Minibus” of Istanbul: Two Different Shared Vehicles and Cultures of Urban Transportation, part 1

By Dr. Basak Tanulku BasakTanulku is an independent researcher, based in Istanbul, Turkey. Tanulku obtained a PhD degree in Sociology from Lancaster University in the UK for the research project: An Exploration of Two Gated Communities in Istanbul, Turkey (2010). Her main work focuses on sociospatial fragmentation, gated communities; space and identity; urban vacant lands […]

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A row of dolmuses, in the district of Nisantasi. This dolmus route is the first one which still carries passengers between the upperclass shopping district of Nisantasi and the traditional commercial district, Eminonu.

Exploring Public Road Passenger Transport in Kenya

By Gladys Moraa Marie Nyachieo,Kenyatta University, Kenya This work is based on a conference paper presented during the15th Annual T2M Conference (Mobile Utopia Conference). The original paper was entitled Exploring Public Road Passenger Transport In Kenya: A Futuristic Utopia Or Dystopia?Presented atLancaster University, November 25, 2017. United Kingdom. The author focuses on the dynamics and […]

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Pimped matatu from outside

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Pimped matatu, interior (photo by author)