Missing geographies

Parr, H. and Fyfe, N. (2013) Missing geographies. Progress in Human Geography, 37(5), pp. 615-638. (doi: 10.1177/0309132512465919)

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This paper argues that human geography has neglected the issue of ‘missing people’. Following an introduction, the paper uses four thematics, ‘mapping, searching, feeling and moving’, in order to explore a range of responses to missing absence and missing experience. It argues that attention to the voices of returned adult missing people would help establish new emotional geographies of embodied absence which would complement, and in places challenge, ‘left behind’ knowledges of absence. It is also argued that ‘peopling’ missing research would enable sensitive reconstructions of missing mobilities which both (1) challenge operational categorizations and cartographies of missing people as disembodied units, and (2) contribute to conceptual reassessments of disruptive human mobilities.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parr, Professor Hester
Authors: Parr, H., and Fyfe, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Progress in Human Geography
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN (Online):1477-0288
Published Online:20 December 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Authors
First Published:First published in Progress in Human Geography 37(5):615-638
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
512121Geographies of missing people: processes, experiences and responsesHester ParrEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/H030166/1SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL & EARTH SCIENCES