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Coping with Fears in the Context of Urban Mobility: Sociological Analysis
Complex Social Analysis
The study touches upon the problem of the relationship between everyday urban mobility and coping with fears. Fears are considered as “weak” emotions rooted in specific spatial contexts (conjunctions of human and non-human elements). Citizens expect threats to their safety from other people, animals, natural phenomena, collisions of mobility regimes, technical breakdowns. In the process of mobility, they actively manage their emotional experiences, develop strategies for coping with fears. These strategies change different components of mobility, thereby influencing its construction. The empirical base of the research consists of digital diaries and semi-structured interviews with residents of Moscow aged 18-29.