chapter  6
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Places

The crucial role of fixity as an integrated element within any form of mobility has been accentuated in several previous chapters, notably in Chapters One and Two. After focusing our attention on mobility only in the previous chapters, it is time, in this and in the next chapter, to put the focus of our discussion on fixity in relation to mobility. This chapter will interpret places as a form of fixity related to mobility, whereas the next chapter will be devoted to cities from a similar perspective. As we will see later, place constitutes a primitive notion of geography, and has, thus, been extensively discussed in a wide literature as a notion by itself. The intention in the following sections is, rather, to highlight places from the perspectives of the emerging varied media of virtual mobilities and their extensive adoptions, coupled with growing personal corporeal mobility.