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

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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
Issue number6
Early online date24 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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