Boxed In: Human Cargo and the Technics of Comfort

  title={Boxed In: Human Cargo and the Technics of Comfort},
  author={J. Chu},
  journal={International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society},
  • J. Chu
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
  • Since the 1990s, public outcries over the “return” of human cargo commonly point to the physical horrors of travel as a key sign of the inhuman and the unfree in contemporary social life. Whether in debates over migrant shipwrecks across the Mediterranean or over air rage battles on budget American flights, the moving vehicle and its uncomfortably tight quarters often serve as the space par excellence for grappling with questions of proper stranger sociality and the limits of “fellow feeling… CONTINUE READING
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