Gendered Journeys, Mobile Emotions

Gendered Journeys, Mobile Emotions

by Gillian Reynolds, Gayle Letherby

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It is increasingly acknowledged that an analysis of emotions is necessary to fully understand the social world, and recent research on transport, travel and mobilities has begun to consider the gendered nature of public and personal life in relation to this sphere.

The focus of this multidisciplinary and auto/biographical volume is the emotional relationship that individuals and groups have with different means of travel. Attention is given to a variety of travel experiences, including travelling in trains, planes, cars, buses and ships, as well as biking, cycling, running and walking, from the perspective of travellers and those who earn their living in assisting these experiences of others. Imaginary travel and the relationships between art and travel are also considered.

Adopting innovative approaches to experiential material ranging from personal memories to empirical research, Gendered Journeys, Mobile Emotions opens up and illuminates an interdisciplinary debate about the gendered, emotive and emotional nature of travelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409491613
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gayle Letherby is Professor of Sociology at the University of Plymouth, UK. Gillian Reynolds is Research Fellow at SURGE (Applied Research Centre in Sustainable Regeneration), Coventry University, UK.

Gayle Letherby, Gillian Reynolds, Margaret Walsh, Mike Esbester, Helena Wojtczak, Zannagh Hatton, Rachel Grant, Ruth Waterhouse, Stephen Handsley, Robert Hart, Debra Langan, Karen Overton, Jonathan Kington, Jen Marchbank, Keith Sharp, Andy Reynolds, Mike Barnsley, Carole Sutton, John Shiels, Jo Stanley, Drew Whitelegg, Jackie Rose, Mike McBeth, Phil Nicholls, Kim Stevenson, Edward Monkton

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface: gendered journeys, mobile emotions, Gayle Letherby and Gillian Reynolds; Section 1: Introduction: planning the journey – theoretical background, Gayle Letherby and Gillian Reynolds; Gender and travel: mobilizing new perspectives on the past, Margaret Walsh; Emotion, gender and travel: moving on, Gillian Reynolds and Gayle Letherby; Mapping the way? Maps, emotion, gender, Mike Esbester. Section 2: Introduction: moving off – autobiographical perspectives, Gayle Letherby and Gillian Reynolds; The railwaywoman's journey, Helena Wojtczak; In search of the tarmac cowboys, Zannagh Hatton; 'Inside out': walking a community art journey, Rachel Grant; 'Rural life on Ynys Môn': journeys made and unmade, Ruth Waterhouse; Double clutchin', bucket tippin', juggernaut driving, truckin' time: a trucker's tale, Stephen Handsley; From embryo to dinosaur? A railwayman's journey, Robert Hart; Roll on down the highway, Debra Langan; Of life and bicycle hubs, Karen Overton; Living on wheels, Jonathan Kington; Travelling through veils of tears, Jen Marchbank; Road rage, Keith Sharp; Learning to fly, Andy Reynolds; Born to be wild?, Mike Barnsley; Moving bodies in running, Carole Sutton; No ticket to ride, John Shiels. Section 3: Introduction: working on the move, Gayle Letherby and Gillian Reynolds; 'Caring for the poor souls': inter-war seafaring women and their pity for passengers, Jo Stanley; When being at work isn't work: airline cabin crew, emotional labour and travel, Drew Whitelegg; Ambivalent journeys? Some emotional 'ups' and 'downs' of service bus drivers in England, Gillian Reynolds and Jackie Rose. Section 4: Introduction: making the journey – travel and travellers, Gayle Letherby and Gillian Reynolds; Long live the 'velorution'! Cycling, gender and emotions, Mike McBeth; A walk in the park, Phil Nicholls; 'Women and young girls dare not travel alone': the dangers of sexual encounters on Victorian railways, Kim Stevenson; Afterword: destinations unknown, Gayle Letherby and Gillian Reynolds; Illustration, Edward Monkton; Index.

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