Everyday Mobilities in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Diaries

Pooley, Colin and Pooley, Marilyn (2022) Everyday Mobilities in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Diaries. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9783031126833

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Abstract

This book uses diaries written by ordinary British people over the past two centuries to examine and explain the nature and extent of everyday mobilities, such as travel to school, to work, to shop or to visit friends, and to explore the meanings attached to these mobilities. After a critical evaluation of diary writing, the ways in which mobility changed over time, interacted with new forms of transport technology, and varied from place to place are examined. Further chapters focus on the roles of family and life course, gender, income and class, and journey purpose in shaping mobilities, including immobility. It is argued that easy and frequent everyday mobilities were experienced by most of the diarists studied, that travellers could exercise their own agency to adapt easily to new forms of transport technology, but that factors such as gender, class, and location also created significant mobility inequalities.

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