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Travelling vulnerabilities: mobile timespaces of quiescence

Bissell, David


This paper investigates the relationship between mobility and embodied experiences of quiescence. Rather than conceptualizing quiescence as an experience that is opposite to activity, this paper explores how various experiences of quiescence emerge through the course of a railway journey. The first section of the paper illustrates how particular dispositions of vulnerability have the potential to generate a series of desirable quiescent experiences such as daydreaming and relaxation. The second...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Cultural Geographies
DOI: 10.1177/1474474009340086


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