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Re-thinking residential mobility

Coulter, R; van Ham, M; Findlay, AM; (2016) Re-thinking residential mobility. Progress in Human Geography , 40 (3) pp. 352-374. 10.1177/0309132515575417. Green open access

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Abstract

While researchers are increasingly re-conceptualizing international migration, far less attention has been devoted to re-thinking short-distance residential mobility and immobility. In this paper we harness the life course approach to propose a new conceptual framework for residential mobility research. We contend that residential mobility and immobility should be re-conceptualized as relational practices that link lives through time and space while connecting people to structural conditions. Re-thinking and re-assessing residential mobility by exploiting new developments in longitudinal analysis will allow geographers to understand, critique and address pressing societal challenges.

Type: Article
Title: Re-thinking residential mobility
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0309132515575417
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132515575417
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2015. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Keywords: life course, linked lives, population geography, practice, relationality, residential mobility
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1558450
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