Co-ordinating Passages: Understanding the Resources Needed for Everyday Mobility

P.F. Peters*, S. Kloppenburg, S. Wyatt

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This article contributes to the 'mobilities turn' in social science by proposing new concepts and methods for analysing the ways in which people draw upon a range of resources to manage everyday mobility. We distinguish between the 'projects' people want to achieve and the 'passages' they need to go through in order to do so. We also distinguish between 'pre-travelling' and 're-ordering'. The analysis builds on insights from time-geography, mobility studies and actor-network-theory to develop a conceptual vocabulary for understanding the dynamic and situated nature of travel in everyday life. The study combines qualitative and quantitative data from a study of hypermobile people in the Netherlands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-368
Number of pages20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Everyday
  • Netherlands
  • TIME
  • exchange
  • hypermobility
  • methodology
  • mobile phones
  • passage
  • project
  • resources

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