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dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Debbie
dc.identifier.citationHopkins, D. (2016). Destabilising Automobility? The Emergent Mobilities of Generation Y. AMBIO: A journal of the human environment. doi:10.1007/s13280-016-0841-2en
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses empirical material gathered with young adults in New Zealand to examine a potential sustainability transition-in-practice. It draws from two frameworks; the actor-centred Energy Cultures Framework to explore mobility behaviours, and the multi-level perspective (MLP) to situate behaviour change within the socio-technical transitions literature. The MLP has traditionally been used to analyse historical transitions (e.g. from the horse and cart to the motor vehicle), but in this paper, it is used to explore an on-going change trend; the emergent mobilities of young adults who appear to be aspiring for different types of mobility. A series of mobility trends are described, which emerged from a programme of qualitative interviews (n=51). The material culture, norms and practices that constitute these trends are articulated. These are then considered through the lens of the MLP. The evidence points to emergent trends of multimodality that, if leveraged upon and supported, could contribute to a systemic sustainability transition.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAMBIO: A journal of the human environmenten_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectMobility trendsen_NZ
dc.subjectgeneration Yen_NZ
dc.subjectMulti-Level Perspective (MLP)en_NZ
dc.subjectSociotechnical transitionsen_NZ
dc.subjectEnergy Cultures Frameworken_NZ
dc.titleDestabilising Automobility? The Emergent Mobilities of Generation Yen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainability, Energyen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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