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    Coded spatialities of fieldwork

    Fraser, Alistair (2007) Coded spatialities of fieldwork. Area, 39 (2). pp. 242-245. ISSN 0004-0894

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    Area has a long-standing tradition of publishing observations and articles on the dynamics of doing fieldwork (e.g. Cupples 2002; Bennett 2004; Bracken and Mawdsley 2004; Desmond 2004; Watson 2004). This Observation discusses some dynamics of using technologies in the field.i I draw on recent theorizations of ‘code’ (Dodge and Kitchin 2004, 2005) to call attention to the ‘coded spatialities’ of fieldwork. I discuss some implications of code for the researcher’s positionality and how coded spatialities can affect research outcomes. I mostly draw upon my ten-month fieldwork experience in rural South Africa; however, the issues I raise are less to do with doing fieldwork in South Africa as they are about doing fieldwork in the contemporary period.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Coded spatialities; fieldwork;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 6505
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    Depositing User: Alistair Fraser
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 10:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Area
    Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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