ABSTRACT

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.

chapter 1|7 pages

Introduction: conceptualising intergenerational mobilities

ByLESLEY MURRAY

chapter 3|11 pages

Moving between generations? The role of familial inter-generational relations in older people’s mobility

ByROSE GILROY, KATIA ATTUYER, MARK BEVAN, KAREN CROUCHER

chapter 4|20 pages

Breaking intergenerational transmissions of poverty: perspectives of street-connected girls in Nairobi

ByVICKY JOHNSON, LAURA JOHNSON, OKARI BONIFACE MAGATI AND DAVID

chapter 7|13 pages

Talking about my generation: emigration and a ‘sense of generation’ among highly skilled young Italians in Paris

ByHADRIEN DUBUCS, THOMAS PFIRSCH, CAMILLE SCHMOLL

chapter 8|14 pages

Sharing mobile space across generations

ByLESLEY MURRAYAND SUSAN ROBERTSON

chapter 11|15 pages

Reliance mobilities

ByCHRISTIAN E. FISKER

chapter 12|13 pages

The global urban space: older age and Filipinos as global workers

ByKAREL JOYCE KALAW

chapter 13|3 pages

Conclusion

BySUSAN ROBERTSON