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Journey to the 'undiscovered country': growing up, growing old and moving on


Stratford, E, Journey to the 'undiscovered country': growing up, growing old and moving on, Intergenerational Mobilities: Relationality, age and lifecourse, Taylor and Francis, S Robertson and L Murray (ed), pp. 8-22. ISBN 9781472458766 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315589251


Drawing from work on mobilities and geographies of the lifecourse, this collection is concerned with the ways in which age, as a relational concept, is constructed and played out in mobile urban space. With studies of ageing and mobility often focusing on discrete age groups, most notably children and older people, this study seeks to fill a gap in existing literature by exploring mobility in relation to the lifecourse and generation, looking not only at the margins. Whilst some generations are increasingly mobile, others are less so and this disparity in mobility opportunity is relational as age is relational. This book addresses gaps in knowledge in relational geographies of ageing, whilst contributing to literature on mobility and transport, in particular the burgeoning field of mobility (in)justice. Here mobility is considered in its broadest sense, for example in relation to the movement or lack of movement of bodies and to computer-mediated intergenerational communications. Through focusing on urban mobile spaces, from very local spaces of medical care to global spaces of migration that are the context for intergenerational mobilities, this collection explores these interdependencies and considers ways in which intergenerational mobilities are conceptualised and researched.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cultural geography, age
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Social and Cultural Geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:121514
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2017-10-02
Last Modified:2018-05-24

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