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Publication date: 6 September 2011

Suzanne H. Hammad

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…

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.

Details

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 31 no. 9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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