Making the unfamiliar familiar : research journeys towards understanding migration and place
Armstrong, Helen B. (2004) Making the unfamiliar familiar : research journeys towards understanding migration and place. Landscape Research, 29(3), pp. 237-260.
Understanding the ways people respond to place in an inter-cultural context is a rich and rewarding process. The knowledge-discovery journey can involve different modes of transport and multiple and various routes. The qualitative vehicle, although soft in its steering and often circular in direction, provides opportunities to explore landscapes that one rarely sees in single-trajectory intellectual travel. Using hermeneutics and phenomenology, with a particular focus on metaphors and tropes, a number of conceptual journeys related to researching the experience of migration are described. The difficult state of being 'between place' and how this becomes manifest in real places is explored. The journeys show that only by travelling circuitously can one arrive at a multi-faceted form of awareness of the experience of migration and place.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||place, place-making, hermeneutics, research methods, migration|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design History and Theory (120301)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Design
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2009 09:15|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:04|
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