To Practice Mobility - On a Small Scale

Authors

  • Ida Wentzel Winther Department of Education, University of Aarhus, Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572215

Keywords:

Mobility, children as commuters, everyday life, field walk, bodily micro-practices, coping strategies, social navigation, friction, motion and emotion.

Abstract

Children’s perspectives are practically absent in new mobility studies. In this article, I wish to describe and analyse how a number of children handle having to move between homes, parents and siblings, and how they practically, emotionally and socially navigate in this changeable landscape. My aim is to explore mobility as an embodied and emotional practice in which children employ different strategies. I focus on bodily micropractices, routines and coping strategies, the intermediate space that occurs on their continual journeys, and the feeling of being dispensable. It is an ethnographic exploration of how mobile and domestic lives are intertwined – on a small scale.

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2015-06-11

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Motion and Emotion