Communication non publiée
Making Sense of Spatial Mobility: What Are Space-Sets, How Can We Operationalize Them and Why Are They Worth Being Researched?, GRITIM Lecture, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 6 May 2015. : GRITIM Lecture, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 6 May 2015.
Sociologie des migrations, Stratification sociale
The lecture introduces the concept of 'space-set' as tool for sociologically informed research on the individual-space relationship. A space-set is the outcome of an individual’s spatial career, stemming from present and past practices, unified by remembering one’s presence in a geographical place. In this sense, inasmuch as it includes a career-like personal history of significant places, a space-set differs from Doreen Massey’s ‘activity space’ defined as ‘the spatial network of links and activities, of spatial connections and locations, within which a particular agent operates (Massey 1995, 54). Space-sets do not depend on current actions only; rather, they can be conceived as personal maps of the physically experienced world.