'Boots on the Ground': walking in occupied Palestinian territory

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    Abstract

    Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil is a trail 330kms long in the Palestinian West Bank. The object of this research is the social ‘nonmovement’, to borrow a term from Asef Bayat, of walkers from the US and Europe and their Palestinian hosts. Based on her own experience of walking and on interviews with other international visitors, the author concludes that this social nonmovement connects places along the trail (and beyond), walkers to each other and the people they encounter, and plural narratives of affective solidarity. These findings unsettle the idea of securitized territorial solutions and invite the possibility of continuous, open geographies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)875-889
    Number of pages15
    JournalMobilities
    Volume14
    Issue number6
    Early online date24 Oct 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 24/10/2019 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/ 10.1080/17450101.2019.1670916

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    Keywords

    • Palestine
    • Walking
    • embodied mobility
    • international intervention
    • place

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Demography
    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Sociology and Political Science

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