1 Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 C-DiT - Centre for Discourses in Transition, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 Centre for Mobility and Urban Studies, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN
Sharing Everyday Experiences of Vélomobility
This paper analyses how adults and children elicit and share their everyday experiences of cycling together in a variety of circumstances. Video data was collected of commuter cyclists, family bike rides and school bike tours. Using an ethnomethodologically informed approach to talk, mobile action and interactional practices, the novel video recordings of these diverse vélomobile formations are analysed in order to document how cyclists organise and mobilise their experiences and accompanying emotions in relation to the concurrent activity of biking together. Assuming that displays of emotion are situated, social activities, the analysis focuses on how embodied displays of emotion are accomplished, maintained, assessed and resisted by co-riders in motion.