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Editorial: Transnational youth mobilities: Emotions, inequities, and temporalities

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matej BlazekORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Wiley, 2020.

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This editorial outlines a research agenda for critical exploration of transnational youth mobilities centred on three concepts: emotions, inequity, and temporality. This agenda offers novel perspectives on the interplay between geographies of social difference and the multiscalar forces governing and being made through mobility. Emotions advance theorisations of agency by providing a generative lens to examine how aspirations, social relationships, and political subjectivities intersect to inform young people's lifeworlds and mobilities. Critical analyses of how youth navigate challenging structural conditions are shown to be sharpened by considering the mutually constitutive nature of inequity and (im)mobility. A temporal lens reveals how youth mobilities are driven, experienced, and shaped by structural and social dynamics including, but not limited to, precarity, border regimes, and intergenerationality. We conclude by charting how further explorations into the diverse emotions and temporalities of youth mobility, centred on questions of inequity, can significantly advance scholarly debates within and beyond population geography.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Cheung Judge R, Blazek M, Esson J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Population, Space and Place

Year: 2020

Volume: 26

Issue: 6

Print publication date: 01/08/2020

Online publication date: 03/01/2020

Acceptance date: 11/12/2019

Date deposited: 14/01/2020

ISSN (print): 1544-8444

ISSN (electronic): 1544-8452

Publisher: Wiley


DOI: 10.1002/psp.2307


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