Mobility and Stratification

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In urban areas, the potential of people to be mobile is a new form of capital. As such it represents a crucial factor in social stratification. At the same time, stratification is not simply a question of mobility for some and immobility for others. Approaching the relation between mobility and social stratification from the perspective of people’s everyday mobility practices shows how social exclusion is manifested in the differentiated ways in which people move through the city. A focus on urban mobility systems reveals how infrastructures and technologies can produce or deepen existing social inequalities in the city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Urban Mobilities
EditorsOle B. Jensen, Claus Lassen, Vincent Kaufmann, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Ida Sofie Gotzsche Lange
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781351058759
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Built Environment
  • Geography
  • Reference & Information Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Urban Studies

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    Kloppenburg, S. (2020). Mobility and Stratification. In O. B. Jensen, C. Lassen, V. Kaufmann, M. Freudendal-Pedersen, & I. S. Gotzsche Lange (Eds.), Handbook of Urban Mobilities Routledge.