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Senses of place in flux: a generational approach

Senses of place in flux: a generational approach Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore and illuminate the various ways in which different generations experience and interpret their home and land in one divided Palestinian village in the West Bank. Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on mental maps, walk‐alongs and semi‐structured interviews. Findings – The paper explores the intergenerational geographies of adults and children from one household located in the village of Bilin and outlines the dynamics of continuity and change in their attitudes to and experiences of contested place and space. Originality/value – The paper suggests that generational perspectives are essential for acquiring a holistic, meaningful understanding of the complexities and subtleties of contested places. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Emerald Publishing

Senses of place in flux: a generational approach

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0144-333X
DOI
10.1108/01443331111164142
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore and illuminate the various ways in which different generations experience and interpret their home and land in one divided Palestinian village in the West Bank. Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on mental maps, walk‐alongs and semi‐structured interviews. Findings – The paper explores the intergenerational geographies of adults and children from one household located in the village of Bilin and outlines the dynamics of continuity and change in their attitudes to and experiences of contested place and space. Originality/value – The paper suggests that generational perspectives are essential for acquiring a holistic, meaningful understanding of the complexities and subtleties of contested places.

Journal

International Journal of Sociology and Social PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 6, 2011

Keywords: Adults; Children (age group); Palestine; Place; Home

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