Fixed in Mobility: Young Homeless People and the City

Jackson, Emma. 2012. Fixed in Mobility: Young Homeless People and the City. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36(4), pp. 725-741. ISSN 0309-1317 [Article]

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This article argues that although the lives of young homeless people are characterized by high levels of mobility, when examined closely movement is also revealed as heavily restricted. While a network of agencies moves the young people around the city, the official borders of borough councils and the non-official territories of young people feed into an experience of London as a series of exclusionary bounded areas. Within the accounts of the young people, mobility is talked of as a resource but also in terms of loss and dislocation. The article argues for going beyond the opposition of mobility/fixity in order to examine how some people become fixed in mobility.

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