Everyday Mobile Belonging: Theorising Higher Education Student Mobilities

Finn, K. and Holton, M. (2019) Everyday Mobile Belonging: Theorising Higher Education Student Mobilities. Series: Understanding student experiences of Higher Education. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781350041097 (In Press)

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Abstract

This book presents a framework for a new kind of thinking about student mobilities and belonging, which foregrounds the everyday and rhythmic dimensions of students' experiences. Using case studies from a variety of UK higher education contexts, this book develops the concepts of everyday mobilities and mobile belongingness. The authors draw on key ideas about the changing characteristics of UK higher education and of student belonging, exploring the central themes of the sensory, affective and emotional aspects of student mobilities; contested and mobile belongings; and the significance of everyday life, to bring a new dimension to the literature on inter and intra-national student mobilities. This is achieved through an examination of the innovative ways in which social science methods have been (re)imagined through mobility, with a specific focus on youth and education. Kirsty Finn and Mark Holton bring together theory and research from the fields of education studies, geography and sociology, and combine this with a discussion of rich empirical data from three UK-based research projects to set out an explicitly mobility-centred approach to 21st-century student experiences. The findings can be recognised globally because they synthesise debates about travel and transport, students' sense of place and feelings of belonging, and the interrelationship between physical, social and virtual mobilities that higher education brings together. In doing so, this text offers a coherent and grounded campaign for theory and research within studies of higher education that foreground multiple mobilities and diverse feelings of belonging.

Item Type:Books
Status:In Press
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Finn, Dr Kirsty
Authors: Finn, K., and Holton, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice
Publisher:Bloomsbury
ISBN:9781350041097

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