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Hostages Of Mobility: Transport, Securitization And Stress During Pandemic
Hostages Of Mobility: Transport, Securitization And Stress During Pandemic

Author(s): Biao Xiang
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, General Reference Works, Geography, Regional studies, Sociology
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: mobility; transport; security; covid-19
Summary/Abstract: Historically, epidemics have been closely related to population mobility. The COVID-19 outbreak is special in that, population mobility in China in the year 2020 is not only unprecedentedly prevalent and frequent, but has also become a prerequisite for the economy and many people’s livelihoods. The circulation of goods and the movement of people are arguably more important than assembly lines in factories in sustaining economic growth. The COVID-19 epidemic and the subsequent responses are particularly impactful because they abruptly halt what we may call a “mobility economy”.

  • Page Range: 17-25
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English