Conceptualising Children’s Mobilities

  • Lesley MurrayEmail author
  • Susana Cortés-Morales


This chapter therefore situates children’s mobilities in a wider context, explicating the key debates in children’s studies and in mobilities as well as overviewing relevant literature from across disciplines. The chapter analyses the ways in which childhood has been conceptualised in relation to mobilities based on existing debates on childhood and mobilities, drawing predominantly from developments in sociology and from transdisciplinary scholarship following the ‘mobilities turn’ in social science. We discuss the conceptual debates and developments around the mobilisation of childhood with attention to agency, risk and justice, moving towards theories of interdependence that set the scene for the elaboration of our conceptualisation of children’s mobilities as relational, interdependent and imagined.


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  1. 1.School of Applied Social ScienceUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
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