Negotiating the ground: 'mobilizing' a divided field site in the 'post-conflict' city

Bree T. Hocking, Brendan Sturgeon, Duncan Whyatt, Gemma Davis, Jonathan Huck, John Dixon, Neil Jarman, Dominic Bryan

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Abstract

While an exploration of mobility patterns in ‘post-conflict’ societies has much to tell us about how division is produced through ordinary activities, less work has considered the practical application of a mobilities ‘lens’ during fieldwork in such contexts. Negotiating the ground in highly polarized contexts presents a unique array of challenges, but also offers opportunities to make use of mobile methodologies. This paper discusses the advantages of GPS-based technologies and walking interviews to a recent activity-space segregation study in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and reflects on methodological issues posed by the ‘post-conflict’field site.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMobilities
Early online date21 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 21 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Methodology
  • walking interviews
  • GPS
  • space segregation
  • Post Conflict
  • Northern Ireland
  • Urban polarisation

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