Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Protesting at the crossroads: Framing ‘in-between places’ in spatial analyses of contention

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Una McGahern



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).


Bridging anthropological understandings of “non-place” (Augé, 1995) with insights on the “in-between city” (Sieverts, 2003), this paper advances the concept of in-between place as a useful heuristic device through which to examine spaces of contention outside the city. Focusing on a single protest organised by youth activists in Wadi Ara in the summer of 2013, it uses frame analysis to interrogate the power of roads, particularly the nodal power of inter-urban crossroads, in enabling Palestinian protest in Israel. In so doing, this paper seeks not only to address the creative efforts to be seen and heard on the margins of an ethnocratic regime, but to contribute to a wider decentring research agenda that would move beyond the city in concrete and analytical terms.

Publication metadata

Author(s): McGahern U

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Political Geography

Year: 2017

Volume: 59

Pages: 92-102

Print publication date: 01/07/2017

Online publication date: 19/04/2017

Acceptance date: 11/04/2017

Date deposited: 12/04/2017

ISSN (print): 0962-6298

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5096

Publisher: Pergamon Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.04.006


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric


Find at Newcastle University icon    Link to this publication