Zooming In, Zooming Out: The Forms and Scales of Children’s Mobilities

  • Lesley MurrayEmail author
  • Susana Cortés-Morales


Seeking to understand and integrate aspects of children’s mobilities that have been neglected, in Chapter  3 we challenge the rootedness of children’s mobilities in the fixed places of home and school, discussing children’s mobilities, spaces, and practices with reference to a zooming in and out of space, ensuring that we attend to micro- and macro-spaces of children’s mobilities as well as the spaces in between. We illuminate a range of often hidden everyday mobile practices with an attention to scale and to how each mobile practice can be seen from diverse scales: from the corporeal movements of babies to the interregional or international migratory movements of children and young people, these are seen as phenomena that can be looked at from diverse geographical scales, from the micro-corporeal movements to the relations and interdependencies at wider scales involved in all forms of movement.


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  1. 1.School of Applied Social ScienceUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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