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If you are not one of them you feel out of place: understanding divisions in a Northern Irish town

Roulston, Stephen, Hansson, Ulf, Cook, Sally and McKenzie, Paul (2016) If you are not one of them you feel out of place: understanding divisions in a Northern Irish town. Children's Geographies, 15 (4). pp. 452-465. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2016.1271943

DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2016.1271943


This paper examines and reflects on the use of GPS tracking devices as a method to understand and analyse young people’s everyday movement in Northern Ireland, a divided society emerging from conflict. The paper also seeks to contribute to the extensive body of literature which already exists on young people’s geographies and movements within the Northern Ireland context. We highlight how the use of GPS together with more traditional methods gives us considerable insights of movements of young people in Northern Ireland and sheds light on the communal divisions in one town in Northern Ireland, Coleraine. We argue that the use of a GPS methodology significantly adds to the understanding of young people’s movements and geographies, particularly in a post-conflict context where notions of place and territory have particular significance.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:GPS, Northern Ireland, division, young people, conflict
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Human Environments
ID Code:37705
Deposited By: Dr Stephen Roulston
Deposited On:02 May 2017 12:11
Last Modified:02 May 2017 12:11

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