At home in public

the work of mobility and anti-racist mobile witnessing practices

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Abstract

This chapter examines a series of recent incidents in Australia during which mobile phone footage of racialized abuse has been circulated online and then taken up by mainstream media news outlets. These incidents highlight the ways in which structural racism underpins the possibility of being at home in Australia for some groups and not others. Indeed, this chapter argues that this kind of practised racism rests on exclusionary notions of home, which create capacities for certain social actors to constrain others’ mobilities. I argue that understanding tensions within these definitions of home is key to understanding practices of mediated mobility and how they play out in travelling publics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReimagining home in the 21st century
EditorsJustine Lloyd, Ellie Vasta
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Pages121-134
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781786432933
ISBN (Print)9781786432926
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • uncivil attention
  • racism
  • public space
  • public transport
  • mediated mobilities
  • listening practices
  • Australia

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    Lloyd, J. (2017). At home in public: the work of mobility and anti-racist mobile witnessing practices. In J. Lloyd, & E. Vasta (Eds.), Reimagining home in the 21st century (pp. 121-134). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786432933.00016