Distant friends, mobility and sensed intimacy

Cronin, Anne (2015) Distant friends, mobility and sensed intimacy. Mobilities, 10 (5). pp. 667-685. ISSN 1745-0101

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This article draws on a qualitative, interview-based project to argue that emotionally close friendships at-a-distance can create distinctive spatial sensibilities of friendship. These sensibilities are formed when friends move apart geographically. In part, they are composed of the tangible forms of friendship practices (such as visiting), but their main constituent is the more intangible emotional bond between friends which can extend across considerable distances. The spatial sensibilities of friendship thus form particular geographies of intimacy; they shape how individuals come to understand and ‘feel’ spatial distances, and influence individuals’ own feelings about moving.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Mobilities
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Subjects:
ID Code:
69379
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
07 May 2014 08:44
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
11 Feb 2020 08:22