No-place like the Train Station

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

Homelessness as Placelessness and Shrinking Spaces

Homelessness as Placelessness and Shrinking Spaces

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

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