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Mobilities

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Mobility refers to the capacity of people, images, and objects to move rapidly across local and global geographic space. The intersection of mobility and identity is concerned with how identity is understood through mobility across spaces, how the movement between spaces or lack of movement between spaces results in identity shifts, and how different dimensions and types of mobility construct different notions of identity. Mobility has diverse meanings as well as a range of implications; high levels of spatial ...

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