(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Gifted places : the inalienable nature of belonging in place

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BENNETT J. (1) ;
(1) Manchester Metropolitan Univ., Crewe, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines gifted places and the inalienable nature of belonging in place in Wigan,in the North West of England. On the basis of in-depth, qualitative research with a group of people who have long-standing connections to their local place, memories and life-narratives are unravelled to explore the social and material relationships that place embodies. After a brief discussion of the data collection methods used, notably photo diaries, some empirical examples are put forward to demonstrate how the research participants act as current custodians of places. The paper concludes by bringing together the different aspects of belonging in place illustrated by these vignettes and shows how they contribute to belonging in place as a moral way of being-in-the-world; that is, what it terms ‘an ontological belonging’


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 658-671]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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