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Everyday Life Mobilities of Older Persons - A Case Study of Ageing in a Suburban Landscape in Sweden

Stjernborg, Vanessa LU ; Wretstrand, Anders LU and Tesfahuney, Mekonnen (2015) In Mobilities 10(3). p.383-401
Abstract
This paper describes the changing everyday life mobility of an older couple living in a suburb in Sweden. The methods used are longitudinal interviews and time-geographical diaries. The results show a pronounced dependence on car use. Representations of suburbia - as places of freedom, independence and mobility enabled by private cars - devolve into a harsh reality, i.e. disabling lock-in effects for people gradually losing locomotion, and experiencing diminishing mobility capital and social intercourse. From a time-geographical perspective, capability constraints unfold in the form of time-demanding basic needs and limited access to different modes of transport due to deteriorating health and location of residence. Increased neighbourhood... (More)
This paper describes the changing everyday life mobility of an older couple living in a suburb in Sweden. The methods used are longitudinal interviews and time-geographical diaries. The results show a pronounced dependence on car use. Representations of suburbia - as places of freedom, independence and mobility enabled by private cars - devolve into a harsh reality, i.e. disabling lock-in effects for people gradually losing locomotion, and experiencing diminishing mobility capital and social intercourse. From a time-geographical perspective, capability constraints unfold in the form of time-demanding basic needs and limited access to different modes of transport due to deteriorating health and location of residence. Increased neighbourhood barriers and authority constraints also imply restricted access to different spaces and reduced control over one's life situation. (Less)
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Longitudinal interviews, Mobile methods, Mobility resources, Suburb, Theory of continuity, Motility, Time-geography
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Mobilities
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10
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3
pages
383 - 401
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • wos:000354043600003
  • scopus:84929047539
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1745-0101
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10.1080/17450101.2013.874836
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English
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  author       = {Stjernborg, Vanessa and Wretstrand, Anders and Tesfahuney, Mekonnen},
  issn         = {1745-0101},
  keyword      = {Longitudinal interviews,Mobile methods,Mobility resources,Suburb,Theory of continuity,Motility,Time-geography},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {383--401},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Mobilities},
  title        = {Everyday Life Mobilities of Older Persons - A Case Study of Ageing in a Suburban Landscape in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2013.874836},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2015},
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