Moving around children’s fiction: agentic and impossible mobilities

Murray, L. and Overall, S. (2017) Moving around children’s fiction: agentic and impossible mobilities. Mobilities. ISSN 1745-0101.

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Abstract

Children’s imagined mobilities are determined by a range of interactions, not least through engagement with fictional stories in which childhood itself is imagined, written and re-written, interpreted and re-interpreted. Too often children’s imagined mobilities are overlooked in favour of more instrumental approaches to their mobilities. Drawing from a spatialised literary tradition and a growing focus on literature in mobility studies, this article poses the possibility that imagined mobilities extend the agency of children in an ‘impossible’ adultist world.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1040 Cycling, Bicycling, Motorcycling
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PZ Children's literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Sonia Overall
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 08:42
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15677

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