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Children’s Mobilities in Time

  • Lesley MurrayEmail author
  • Susana Cortés-Morales
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Abstract

The looking back, at mobilities over time, is one of the themes of this chapter, which considers the temporal aspects of children’s mobilities. In this sense, childhood is seen in its generational dimension, not as determined by age: being our parents’ children and therefore being children all of our lives create a particular set of caring relationships that remain until death (see, e.g., Gilroy et al. in Intergenerational mobilities. Routledge, London, 2016). These are situated within generational relationships, which are themselves the product of space and time. Here as well as generational practices, we look at the debates around adult remembering, along with different temporal approaches to understandings children’s mobilities including biographical and longitudinal methods that incorporate time as well as space in their analyses.

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  1. 1.School of Applied Social ScienceUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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