05.05.2023 - 07.05.2023 / Tagung Nr. 18-1-23

Internationale Akademie: Contested Mobilities in U.S. History

Annual Conference of the Historians of the German Association for American Studies

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien e.V.

Leitung: Michael Mayer / Anja Opitz / Rebecca Brückmann / Silke Hackenesch

Sekretariat: Iryna Bielefeld, Tel.: 08158 / 256-53

Diese Tagung ist ausgebucht.

Mobility, the movement of people, concepts, and commodities have been powerful vectors of change and have shaped imaginative repositories and historical practices in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Narratives of spatial and social mobility, anti-stasis, and freedom have characterized both master and counter narratives in U.S. history. The entwinement of (im)mobility, space, and power features prominently in countercultural analyses in histories of immigration and borderlands, racialization, gender, sexuality, and (dis)ability. Racial segregation, ethnic ghettoization, gender-specific spheres, or barriered public spaces, for example, create and reinforce immobility for social groups. Mobilities continue to be contested.