Place Attachment and Community Sentiment in Marginalised Neighbourhoods: A european Case Study.
Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 11 (1).
This paper explores the meaning of place attachment and its connection to
location and locale in the context of the urban neighbourhood. The concept of
place is conceptualised in terms of the setting in which social relations are
constituted, the effects upon locales of social and economic processes and the
creation of a sense of place, defined as the local ‘structure of feeling’ (Williams
1977). Drawing on data gathered from residents in marginalised neighbourhoods
across six European cities, the paper explicates the meaning of place in the
everyday life of the community. Place is frequently construed through a
repository of shared memories and traditions. A sense of place rooted in the past
is deployed as a resource to mobilise around the challenges of the present.
Feelings of place attachment resonate as a significant marker of identity and
community even as sense of place is challenged by the developments in modern
||Place; Place Attachment; Neighbourhood; Community; Social
||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
Prof. Mary Corcoran
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