Towards a 'meaning'-ful analysis of the temporalities of mobility practices: implications for sustainability

Psarikidou, Katerina (2018) Towards a 'meaning'-ful analysis of the temporalities of mobility practices: implications for sustainability. In: Hui, Alison, Day, Rosie and Walker, Gordon (eds.) Demanding energy: space, time and change. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 99-119. ISBN 9783319619903

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Abstract

This chapter argues for the value of taking a more relational and situated understanding of the temporality of mobility practices. She explains that while there are dominant meanings of how temporal dichotomies relate to mobility practices, these are challenged by the multiplicity and relativity of meanings people attribute to their practices. Drawing on research conducted in Birmingham, UK, her chapter brings out how people’s experiences of mobility are made meaningful in relation to different dimensions of temporalities, as well as wider and more complex intersections of temporalities, practices and materialities. Focusing on the temporal dimensions of speed, duration and rhythmicity, it argues that since multiple temporalities are already embedded in people’s understandings of everyday mobility, these should be more carefully represented and analysed in discussions of sustainability and possible mobility transitions.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Katerina Psarikidou
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2019 16:14
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 16:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88396

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