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Mobilities, everyday life and social transformation - Reading David Bissell's 'Transit Life': Panel discussion

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Adey, P and Holdsworth, C and Lorimer, H and Merriman, P and Schwanen, T and Stratford, E and Bissell, D, Mobilities, everyday life and social transformation - Reading David Bissell's 'Transit Life': Panel discussion, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018, 28-31 August 2018, University of Cardiff (2018) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

This panel discussion will explore themes of mobllity, everyday life and social transformation. Starting out from questions and provocations raised by David Bissell's recently published book, 'Transit life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities', this session opens up a space for thinking about how we might research and write about ordinary life in the city differently. Through a focus on the narrations and reflections on everyday journeys in 'Transit Life', the session will explore how we sense, perceive, and write about different kinds of subtle transformations that make up everyday life. Through insights from panellists, and reflections on their own research practices, it will explore how we might become differently attuned to mobile events and encounters of oily life; how we might develop social and cultural geographical theories of movement in new directions; how we might become differently invested in the sorts of research we do; and how we become differently responsible lo the events and encounters that we experience.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:mobilities; commuting; social transformation; everyday life; flourishing
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
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:129103
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-11-09
Last Modified:2018-11-12
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