Knowing How to Get Around: Place, Migration, and Communication

Moores, Shaun and Metykova, Monika (2009) Knowing How to Get Around: Place, Migration, and Communication. The Communication Review, 12 (4). pp. 313-326. ISSN 1071-4421

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10714420903344428

Abstract

In this article, we follow a lead in Roger Silverstone's work by engaging critically with the writings of human geographers who have drawn on phenomenology in their attempts to understand environmental perception and senses of place. A distinctive feature of the approach that these geographers developed was its focus on the ordinary doings and feelings involved in place-making. We highlight a series of concepts that are found in their writings and we apply those key concepts in a discussion of some qualitative empirical research on trans-European migration. Our project has been concerned with the practices and experiences of contemporary migrants, including their routine uses of communication technologies in everyday living. With reference to data from lengthy conversational interviews, we pay particular attention to matters of dwelling or habitation, and to these migrants' knowing how to get around—as well as their being out of place—in physical and media environments.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 09:53
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 13:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4781

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