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Mobilities

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This chapter explores the complex and often contradictory ways in which the concept of belonging is used to understand young people’s mobilities and place making. It moves beyond traditional youth studies approaches that tend to focus on the question of where young people belong in a fragmented, uncertain and mobile world. It interrogates how a belonging frame has been applied to youth mobilities research through an analysis of the multiplicity of young people’s contemporary mobilities at different spatial scales that are produced as a result of social and economic transformations and political conflicts and cultural developments. It argues that essentialising belonging within a youth mobility approach risks limiting the recognition of the plurality of contemporary youth experiences.

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Harris, A., Cuervo, H., Wyn, J. (2021). Mobilities. In: Thinking about Belonging in Youth Studies. Studies in Childhood and Youth. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-75119-7_7

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