Negotiating the Ground : ‘Mobilizing’ a Divided Field Site in the ‘Post-Conflict’ City

Hocking, Bree and Sturgeon, Brendan and Whyatt, James Duncan and Davies, Gemma and Huck, Jonathan and Dixon, John and Jarman, Neil and Bryan, Dominic (2018) Negotiating the Ground : ‘Mobilizing’ a Divided Field Site in the ‘Post-Conflict’ City. Mobilities, 13 (6). pp. 876-893. ISSN 1745-0101

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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.

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?? mobile methodologieswalking interviewsgps tracking applicationsactivity-space segregationresearching post-conflict societiesurban polarizationnorthern ireland conflictdemographysociology and political sciencegeography, planning and development ??
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