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I've written up much of my research in the form of academic articles and book chapters. Whilst many institutions subscribe to these journals, if you can't access one I would be really happy to send you a copy. All the pieces of writing on this page are either published or have been accepted for publication in a forthcoming journal issue.

Books

Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P. & Sheller, M. (eds) 2014 The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities Abingdon, UK & New York, USA: Routledge. more information

The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

From the back cover:

This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems.



Bissell, D. and Fuller, G. (eds.) 2011 Stillness in a Mobile World London: Routledge. more information

Stillness in a mobile world

From the back cover:

This edited collection of essays on the conceptual, political and philosophical importance of stillness is positioned within a world that has increasingly come to be understood through the theoretical and conceptual lens of movement.

With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the diversity of this collection illuminates the multiplicity of ontological and epistemological registers through which stillness moves: from human geography to media studies, cultural theory to fine arts. With the help of luminaries such as Deleuze, Bergson, Barthes and Beckett, this book interweaves cutting-edge theoretical insight with empirical illustrations which examine and traverse a multitude of practices, spaces and events. In an era where stasis, slowness and passivity are often held to be detrimental, this collection puts forward a new set of political and ethical concerns which help us to come to terms with, understand, and account for (im)mobile life.

Stillness in a Mobile World is an essential source of reference for both undergraduate and post-graduate students working within disciplines such as cultural studies, sociology, mobility studies, and human geography.




Journal articles

Bissell, D. 2016 Micropolitics of Mobility: Public Transport Commuting and Everyday Encounters with Forces of Enablement and Constraint, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2):394-403, view article

Cook, S., Davidson, A., Stratford, E., Middleton, J., Plyushteva, A., Fitt, H., Cranston S., Simpson, P., Delaney, H., Evans, K., Jones, A., Kershaw, J., Williams, N., Bissell, D., Duncan, T., Sengers, F., Elvy, J. & Wilmott, C. 2016 Co-Producing Mobilities: negotiating geographical knowledge in a conference session on the move, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, available online early, view article

Bissell, D. 2015 How environments speak: everyday mobilities, impersonal speech and the geographies of commentary, Social and Cultural Geography, 16(2):146-164, view article

Bissell, D. 2015 Virtual infrastructures of habit: the changing intensities of habit through gracefulness, restlessness and clumsiness, Cultural Geographies, 22(1):127-146, view article

Bissell, D. 2014 Transforming commuting mobilities: the memory of practice, Environment and Planning A, 46(8):1946-1965, view article

Bissell, D. 2014 Encountering stressed bodies: slow creep transformations and tipping points of commuting mobilities, Geoforum, 51:191-201, view article

Bissell, D. 2013 Habit displaced: the disruption of skilful performance, Geographical Research, 51(2):120-129, view article

Bissell, D. 2013 Pointless mobilities: rethinking proximity through the loops of neighbourhood, Mobilities, 8(3):349-367, view article

Bissell, D. 2012 Agitating the powers of habit: towards a volatile politics of thought, Theory and Event, 15(1) view article

Bissell, D. 2012 Mobile testimony in the information age: the powers of travel reviews, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(2):149-164, view article

Bissell, D., Hynes, M. and Sharpe, S. 2012 Seductions of unveiling: humour, safety and affect in spaces of aeromobility, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30(4):694-710, view article

Adey, P., Bissell, D., McCormack, P. and Merriman, P. 2012 Profiling the passenger: mobilities, identities, embodiments, Cultural Geographies, 19(2):169-193, view article

Bissell, D. 2011 Thinking habits for uncertain subjects, Environment and Planning A, 43(11):2649-2665, view article

Smith, D., Browne, K. and Bissell, D. 2011 Introduction: reinvigorating social geography, Social and Cultural Geography, 12(6):517-528, view article

Bissell, D., Adey, P. and Laurier, E. 2011 Guest editorial: introduction to the Special Issue on Geographies of the Passenger, Journal of Transport Geography, 19(5), 1007-1009, view article

Bissell, D. 2010 Vibrating materialities: mobility-body-technology relations, Area, 42(4), 479-486, view article

Bissell, D. 2010 Passenger mobilities: affective atmospheres and the sociality of public transport, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28(2), 270-289, view article.

Adey, P and Bissell, D. 2010 The mobility of thought: an interview with John Urry, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 27(1), 1-16, view article

Bissell, D. 2009 Vulnerable quiescence: mobile timespaces of sleep, Cultural Geographies, 16(4), 427-445 view article

Bissell, D. and Fuller, G. 2009 Editorial: The revenge of the still, M/C Journal, 12(1), view article

Bissell D, 2009 Obdurate pains, transient intensities: affect and the chronically-pained body, Environment and Planning A, 41(4), 911-928 view article

Bissell, D. 2009 Conceptualising differently-mobile passengers: geographies of everyday encumbrance in the railway station, Social and Cultural Geography, 10(2), 173-195 view article

Bissell, D. 2009 Visualising everyday geographies: practices of vision through travel-time, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34(1), 42-60 view article

Bissell D, 2009 Inconsequential materialities: the movements of lost effects, Space and Culture, 12(1), 95-115 view article

Bissell D, 2008 Comfortable bodies: sedentary affects, Environment and Planning A, 40(7), 1697-1712 view article

Bissell D, 2007 Animating suspension: waiting for mobilities, Mobilities, 2(2), 277-298 view article

Book chapters

Bissell, D. & Fuller, G. 2015 'The meek volatility of the pause' in Bramlette Reeves, T. (ed.) Pause. Kennesaw, GA: Zukerman Museum of Art. 73-76.

Bissell, D. 2014 'Commuting and the multiple capacities of stillness' in C. Lidner and S. Hemelryk Donald (eds.) Inert Cities: Globalization, Immobility, and Visual Culture. London & New York: IB Taurus. 77-97.

Bissell, D. 2014 'Habits' in P. Adey, D. Bissell, K. Hannam, P. Merriman and M. Sheller (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities. Abingdon, UK & New York, USA: Routledge. 483-492.

Bissell, D. 2014 'Introduction' in P. Adey, D. Bissell, K. Hannam, P. Merriman and M. Sheller (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities. Abingdon, UK & New York, USA: Routledge. 1-20.

Bissell, D. and Fuller, G. 2010 'Stillness unbound', in D. Bissell and G. Fuller (eds.) Stillness in a Mobile World. London: Routledge. 1-18

Bissell, D. 2010 'Placing affective relations: uncertain geographies of pain' in B. Anderson and P. Harrison (eds.) Taking Place: Non-representational theories and geography. Aldershot: Ashgate. 79-98

Bissell, D. 2010 'Railroad stations' in R. Hutchinson (ed.) Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. London: Sage.

Bissell, D. 2009 'Narrating mobile methodologies: reactive and responsive empiricisms' in L. Murray, M. McGuinness and B. Fincham (eds.) Mobile Methodologies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 53-68

Bissell, D. 2009 'Moving with others: the sociality of the railway journey' in P. Vannini (ed.) Routes less Travelled: The Cultures of Alternative Mobilities. Aldershot: Ashgate. 55-70.

Book reviews

Bissell, D. 2013 'Staging Mobilities' by Ole B. Jensen, Cultural Geographies, forthcoming

Bissell, D. 2013 'Ontology of the accident: an essay on destructive plasticity' by Christine Malabou, Gender, Place and Culture, 20(5):688-689. Read review

Bissell, D. 2010 'Mobility' by Peter Adey, Progress in Human Geography, 34(6), 849-850. Read review

Bissell, D. 2010 'Driving Germany' by Thomas Zeller, Cultural Geographies, 17(2), 288. Read review

Bissell, D. 2009 'The world beyond the windshield: roads and landscapes in the United States and Europe' by Christof Mauch and Thomas Zeller, Planning Perspectives, 24(4), 551-553. Read review

Bissell, D. 2009 'The poetics of waiting without value'. Review of 'On Waiting' by Harold Schweizer, Time and Society, 18 (2/3), 410-413. Read review

Bissell, D. 2009 'Transport Geographies: mobilities, flows and spaces' by Richard Knowles, Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty (eds.), The Geographical Journal, 175(2), 162-163 Read review

Conference and seminar presentations
Invited guest presentations

'The micropolitics of mobility: how commuting is changing who we are'. Invited public lecture at University of Tasmania, Institute for the Study of Social Change, May 2015.

'Skill development for future environments'. Invited seminar participant at Australian Academy of Social Science workshop on The New Catastrophism and Social Futures, Hawke Research Institute, Adelaide, March 2015.

'Moving cities, changing times: re-theorising behaviour change for urban transport'. Invited seminar presentation at ESRC Psychological Governance Seminar Series, Seminar 3 on 'Re-Theorising 'Behaviour Change, Durham University, December 2014.

'Talking mobilities: the performative powers of commuting commentaries'. Invited keynote presentation at Mobilities Symposium, University of Wollongong, September 2013.

'The virtuality of practice: mobility futures and intensive transformations'. Invited paper presentation at Beyond Behaviour Change Symposium, RMIT University, November 2012.

'Holding patterns: affirming stillness for commuting subjects'. Invited paper presentation at Inert Cities: Globalization, mobility and interruption, Senate House, University of London, May 2012.

'The mobility politics of habit: irruptive events, practice events, micro events'. Invited seminar presentation at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research Seminar Series, University of Wollongong, April 2012.

'Volatile habits of thought'. Invited paper presentation at Political Events and Spaces of Affect, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol, September 2011.

'Contemplating the event'. Invited panellist and presenter in Politics, Events and Spaces of Affect panel, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, August 2011.

'Mobile lives and the time of neighbourhood'. Invited keynote speaker at 2nd New Zealand Mobilities Symposium, Massey University, July 2011.

'Mobile testimony in the information age: the powers of travel reviews'. Invited seminar paper at BRCSS Network seminar, Massey University, July 2011.

Somnambulant affects: attenuating habits of movement'. Invited paper presentation at Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney workshop on 'Uses of Affect', June 2011.

'Refracting visuality and travel' invited discussant in session on 'Visuality and Mobility', Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle,/span>, April 2011.

'Habits of illness' invited panellist in session on 'Bodies, disability and wellbeing', Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 2011.

'Passenger mobilities: rethinking socialities of public transport'. Invited seminar presentation at Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney. October 2009.

'Engineering the commute: affective transformations of the routinised body'. Invited seminar presentation for ESRC-sponsored seminar series Time-Space and Life-Course, Durham University. April 2009.

'Passenger geographies: affective atmospheres and the sociality of public transport'. Invited seminar presentation at School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. February 2009.

'Passenger geographies: affective atmospheres and the sociality of public transport'. Invited seminar presentation at The Manchester Institute of Social & Spatial Transformations, Manchester Metropolitan University. February 2009.

'The experience of the railway station in contemporary urban space' presented at UK Rail Stations 2007 Conference, London, November 2007.

Other presentations

'Micropolitics of commuting mobilities in Sydney', presented at Knowledge / Culture / Economy Conference, at University of Western Sydney, November 2014.

'Expertise and passive affections: urban commuting mobilities and comfortable futures', presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, August 2014.

'Urban commuting mobilities and comfortable futures', presented at the 5th New Zealand Mobilities Symposium, Wellington, July 2014.

'Interview encounters: attuning to symptoms of the imperceptible', presented at the Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Melbourne, July 2014.

'Illawarra line exhaustion: mobility, embodiment, and exposure', presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, April 2014.

Respondent to 'Geographies of Mobility III: Emerging Mobilities', session at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, April 2014.

'Mobility transformations: the virtuality of practice', presented at Cultures of Sense, Cultures of Movement conference, presented at, The Australian National University, February 2014.

'How milieus speak', presented at Enculturating Forces Workshop, University of New South Wales, Canberra, September 2013.

'The affective politics of mobility', presented at Global Conference On Mobility Futures, Lancaster University, September 2013.

'The micropolitics of mobility', presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Meeting, Perth, July 2013.

'Urban trauma, irruptive events and slow-burn events', presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 2013.

'The impersonal life of commentary: reportage, anecdote, autoventriloquy', presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 2013.

'Fossil habits, virtual habits: practice theory and social transformation', presented at School of Sociology Seminar Series, Australian National University, September 2012.

'Agitating cities: diagnosis, intervention and the 'problem' of urban mobilities', presented at Governing City Futures conference, University of Western Sydney, August 2012.

'Irruptive events, slow-burn events and the affective politics of urban disruption', presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Annual conference, July 2012.

'Mobile publics and the social life of travel review websites', presented at New interaction orders, new mobile publics? Lancaster University, April 2012.

'Affect, somnolence and habits of movement', presented at The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Newcastle University, Newcastle NSW, November 2011.

'Australian sociologies of affect', with M. Hynes, presented at The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Newcastle University, Newcastle NSW, November 2011.

'The event, habit and social transformation: diagramming the multiple sites of mobility politics', presented at Knowledge/Culture/Social Change International Conference, University of Western Sydney>/span>, November 2011.

'The event, habit and social transformation: diagramming the multiple sites of mobility politics', presented at School of Sociology Seminar Series, Australian National University, October 2011.

'Volatile habits of thinking bodies', presented at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London. August 2011.

'Power trips: status spaces of airports', with P. Thomas, presented at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London. August 2011.

'Mobile lives and habits of proximity', presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Annual conference, July 2011.

'Power trips: status spaces of airports', with P. Thomas, presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Annual conference, July 2011.

'Volatile habits of thought', presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 2011.

'Ravaisson's Of Habit in 2011: repetition and difference', with J-D Dewsbury, presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 2011.

'The volatility of habit', presented at Bodies in-situ/Bodies ex-situ conference of the IAG Cultural Geography Study Group, UNSW@ADFA, January 2011.

'Baring all for safety and mobility', with M. Hynes and S. Sharpe, presented at The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, December 2010.

'Thinking habits for uncertain subjects', presented at The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, December 2010.

'Valances of stillness', presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 2010.

'Stillness unbound', presented at Cultures of Movement: Mobile Subjects, Communities, and Technologies in the Americas conference, Victoria BC, Canada, April 2010.

'Stillness in a mobile world'. Seminar presentation at College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University. March 2010.

'Unpacking the passenger: status spaces of airports', with P. Thomas, presented at The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, The Australian National University, Canberra, December 2009.

'Cultures of the commute: moving into and out of cities', presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Manchester, August 2009.

'Passenger mobilities: new socialities of public transport'. Seminar presentation at College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University. July 2009.

'Hardened commuters: habit, passivity, vulnerability'. Nonrepresentational theory session. Sponsored by the Social an Cultural Geography Research Group. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London. August 2008.

'Movements of sleepfulness' presented at the Forum for European Philosophy-Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference, University of Sussex, September 2007.

'Vulnerable acquiescence: intensities of drifting on the move', presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, August 2007.

'Rusty, hot barbed wire: narrating painful subjectivities', presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London. August 2007.

'Animating suspension: waiting for mobilities', presented at the School of English, Media and Performing Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney, May, 2007.

'Relating bodies and movement', Symposium on Material Mobilities and Travelling Geographies, Durham University, March 2007

'The feral mitten: movements of lost possessions', given at RGS-IBG Mid-term Postgraduate Conference, February 2007, Edinburgh University. Transcript available on request.

'On pained intensities: strategies of corporeal deterritorialisation', given at Theorising Affect Conference, January 2007, Durham University. Transcript available on request.

'Immobility and stasis: researching stilled spaces of movement', given at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London August 2006. Transcript available on request.