Age and mobility: Diverse geographies and intersections
Start date : 25 November 2020 09:00
End date : 27 November 2020 17:00
Hosted by :
New Zealand Geographical Society
Information sources :
The New Zealand Geographical Society conference organisers have announced an intention to go ahead with the 2020 NZGS conference, either partially online and face-to-face, or fully online between 25th -27th November 2020. We would therefore like to invite you to consider submitting an abstract for a session which examines the diverse intersections between age, life-course and mobilities organised by Dr Angela Curl (Angela.Curl@otago.ac.nz), Dr Juliana Mansvelt (J.R.Mansvelt@massey.ac.nz), and myself (Helen.Fitt@lincoln.ac.nz). We welcome submissions from people who would like to present in person (if possible) as well as from those preferring to present online. If you are interested in participating in this session please do get in touch with one of us with an indication of what you would hope to speak about and/or an abstract (max 400 words). Please also submit your abstract to the conference website: https://nzgsconference2020.gitlab.io/ The deadline for conference abstracts is 14 May.
We realise many of you may well be dealing with Covid related matters and not be in a position to put together an abstract at the current moment. However, we would still love to hear from you if you think you might be able to contribute to the session at a later date. In addition to the matters listed in the below session proposal, we would also be interested to have contributions that deal with challenges, opportunities and changes associated with lifecourse and mobility matters in context of the Covid-19 situation as it continues to evolve.
Mobilities are part of everyday life and are an important axis by which we relate to and make sense of the places we inhabit (Adey, 2010). Mobilities are not simply constituted through individual decisions and choices but are relational – produced and expressed in the context of wider temporal, spatial and social processes which alter across one’s lifespan and life-spaces (Findlay, 2015). Acknowledging this, we are interested in exploring the multiple ways in which ageing affords differing opportunities and limitations for physical, social and virtual mobilities across the life course (Stratford, 2015). This session focusses on the connections between age and mobility and we wish to solicit contributions that attend to the diverse connections between ageing and physical, social, and/or virtual mobilities across the life course from conception to death. Potential topics examining the links between age and mobilities include, but are not limited to:
· childhood and familial mobilities
· mobilities related to work, leisure, play, education, caring, volunteering, health, retirement
· labour and retirement mobilities
· mobilities connected with journeys, routines and travel
· mobilities relating to the consumption and production of goods, services and experiences
· intergenerational and household mobilities
· mobility in, through and with places over the life course
This session is supported by the Mobilities in Geography Study Group.
Adey, P., 2017: Mobility, Routledge.
Findlay, A et al 2015: New Mobilities Across the Life Course. Population, Space and Place, 21, 390-402.
Stratford, E. (2015). Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Course. New York: Routledge, https://doi-org.ezproxy.massey.ac.nz/10.4324/9780203074978
Keywords: ageing, mobilities, life course
Practical informations :
Juliana Mansvelt J.R.Mansvelt@massey.ac.nz (Massey University)
Angela Curl: Angela.Curl@otago.ac.nz (University of Otago)
Helen Fitt: Helen.Fitt@lincoln.ac.nz (Lincoln University)