publication . Article . 2016

Using a narrative approach to understand place attachments and responses to power line proposals: the importance of life-place trajectories

Susana Batel; Etienne Bailey; Patrick Devine-Wright;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Country: Portugal
WOS:000391074800019 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science) Research on people-place relations, incorporating place attachment and place identity, has often adopted a structural approach, overlooking the dynamic nature of these relations over time. More process-oriented research has tended to investigate the impacts of single moments or events, neglecting a broader focus upon people's life course. To address this gap, this study investigated patterns of residential place attachments ('life-place trajectories') and used these to better understand current place relations and responses to change, including disruption to pre-existing place bonds. Narrative interviews (n = 25)...
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free text keywords: Place attachment, Life-place trajectories, Narrative interviews, NIMBYism, Power lines, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Geografia Económica e Social [Domínio/Área Científica], Applied Psychology, Social Psychology, Life course approach, Opposition (planets), Place identity, Sociology, Narrative, Structural approach, Current residence, Interview
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
Energy Research
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