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ERIC Number: EJ989615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
"Either Side of Delphy Bridge": A Deep Mapping Project Evoking and Engaging the Lives of Older Adults in Rural North Cornwall
Bailey, Jane; Biggs, Iain
Journal of Rural Studies, v28 n4 p318-328 Oct 2012
This article reports on work to date by an arts practice-led research team exploring older adults' conceptions of, and connectivity with, the physical, social and cultural landscapes in which they locate themselves. The team is based at the Department of Art and Design, University of the West of England (UWE) and has conducted fieldwork, interviews and small-scale interactions in an area of rural North Cornwall with a view to "deep mapping" older adults' "lived landscapes" using a variety of practical methods derived from creative arts practices, critical reflection on deep mapping, ethnographic approaches, and referencing a range of theoretical positions. The project forms part of a work package within "Grey and Pleasant Land? An interdisciplinary exploration of the connectivity of older people in rural civic society" (abbreviated below as GaPL), funded by the UK Cross-Research Council "New Dynamics of Ageing" Programme. In what follows we will describe and critically discuss the fieldwork undertaken and the various ways in which the performative interactions and the creative multimedia evocations that draw on the team's interactions with older people might extend the growing dialogue between deep mapping, visual and other innovative ethnographies, and critical gerontology. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)