Inherent in traveling is movement. Movement as place, at one moment moving the next in anticipation of moving. The places that are enclosed and dedicated to movement of bodies through space, create a placelessness that is the confluence of paths. Tim Cresswell states, “Place, then needs to be understood as an embodied relationship with the … Continue reading
Coming to a definitive conclusion regarding place, space, and race closely mirrors the transitory nature of the mobility of travel. The positionality and perspective of the person moving through space brings with them “all their fashions and habits, have [ing] encouraged the spread of placelessness well beyond their immediate impacts” (Relph, 1976, 90). Bound in … Continue reading
Annotated Bibliography E Relph’s most original contribution to the understanding of place is his discussion of insideness. In Place and Placelessness, he states that if a person feels inside a place, he or she is here rather than there, safe rather than threatened, enclosed rather than exposed, at ease rather than stressed. Relph suggested that … Continue reading
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Place and Placelessness
“Authenticity consists of a complete awareness and acceptance of responsibility for your own existence.” E. Relph Inauthentic attitude towards places encourages placelessness which is a weakening of the identity of places where they not only look alike but offer the same blandness of experience. The focus of mobility studies explores the intersection of public and … Continue reading