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Conducting a walking interview to explore pathways out of persistent and recurrent homelessness

Conducting a walking interview to explore pathways out of persistent and recurrent homelessness

Mann, Sally (2019) Conducting a walking interview to explore pathways out of persistent and recurrent homelessness. European Journal of Homelessness, 13 (2). pp. 179-193. ISSN 2030-2762 (Print), 2030-3106 (Online)

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Abstract

This paper suggests walking interview methodology offers a valuable tool to explore the social phenomenology of homelessness, especially biographies of periods of liminal identity and transition. The method takes seriously the embodied, relational and visual components of attuning to personal narratives, made possible in a shared and leisurely journey to places of biographical significance. It also considers the relevance of the researcher’s subjective position in terms of auto/biographical reflection and the issues of power pertinent to researching marginalised communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: walking interview, participatory methods, homelessness, place, identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Applied Sociology Research Group
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
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Last Modified: 15 Dec 2020 01:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23449

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