Social implications of spatial mobilities

Authored by: Vincent Kaufmann

Handbook of Urban Mobilities

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138482197
eBook ISBN: 9781351058759
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Numerous works consider mobility as a physical phenomenon first and foremost, and have described it in terms of flows, practices and meanings. This focus on physical movement tends to limit their analysis to spatial mobility. The goal of the chapter will be to provide an overview of the relationship between spatial mobility and social mobility. After a discussion of the spatial and social nature of mobility, this chapter will look at mobility as an analyzer of life course and as a social norm.

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