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A darker side of hypermobility

Cohen, SA and Gössling, S (2015) A darker side of hypermobility Environment and Planning A, 47 (8).

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Abstract

Since the formulation of the mobilities paradigm, research has shown that movement is increasingly at the heart of our social identities. This paper argues that mobility, and indeed, hypermobility, constitutes to a growing extent who we are, while societal perspectives on mobility increasingly dictate how we need to move in time and space in order to accrue network capital. In this critical review, deeply embedded mechanisms of the social glamorization of mobility are uncovered, and juxtaposed with what we call a ‘darker side’ of hypermobility, including the physiological, psychological, emotional and social costs of mobility for individuals and societies. The paper concludes that while aspects of glamorization in regard to mobility are omnipresent in our lives, there exists an ominous silence with regard to its darker side.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Cohen, SAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gössling, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 3 August 2015
Identification Number : 10.1177/0308518X15597124
Additional Information : © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2015
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Oct 2015 18:12
Last Modified : 28 Oct 2015 18:12
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/807387

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