Article | Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research | To Practice Mobility - On a Small Scale

Title:
To Practice Mobility - On a Small Scale
Author:
Ida Wentzel Winther: Department of Education, University of Aarhus, Denmark
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572215
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Year:
2015
Volume:
7
Theme:
Motion and Emotion
Pages:
215-231
No. of pages:
17
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2015-06-11


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.

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

Volume 7, Theme: Motion and Emotion, Article 13, 2015

Author:
Ida Wentzel Winther
Title:
To Practice Mobility - On a Small Scale:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572215
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  • Volume 7, Theme:: Motion and Emotion, Article 13, 2015

    Author:
    Ida Wentzel Winther
    Title:
    To Practice Mobility - On a Small Scale:
    DOI:
    10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1572215
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    Citations:
  • Charlotte Palluda & Ida Wentzel Winther (2017). ‘Having my own room would be really cool’: Children’s rooms as the social and material organizing of siblings. Journal of Material Culture, 22(1): 34. DOI: 10.1177/1359183516662675
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