(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Place ontologies and a new mobilities paradigm for understanding awareness of vulnerability to terrorism in American cities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Political Science, College of Charleston, Charleston, ETATS-UNIS


Drawing on interviews with 93 householders in Boston, Massachusetts, this article demonstrates that people perceive vulnerability via understanding the transportation environment as a place—not simply a conduit—and that these perceptions reflect larger societal structures, such as wealth and gender disparities, that combine with (im)mobility and human subjectivity to amplify or attenuate a person’s sense of vulnerability. These findings bring an understanding of subjective experience to the geography of transportation systems, which has not yet been theorized within the urban disaster literature


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no3 [pp. 357-377]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2014.881022

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