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Contested landscapes : movement - Margot Winer

Contested landscapes


Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9781859734674
Number Of Pages: 402

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Landscapes are not just backdrops to human action; people make them and are made by them. How people understand and engage with their material world depends upon particularities of time and place. These understandings are dynamic, variable, contradictory and open-ended. Landscapes are thus always evolving and are often volatile and contested. They are also always on the move - people may or may not be rooted, but they have 'legs'. From prehistoric times onwards people have travelled, but the process of people-on-the-move - as tourists, or on global business, as migrant workers or political or economic refugees - has vastly accelerated. How and why do people who share the same landscape have different and often violently opposed ways of understanding its significance? How do people-on-the-move make sense of the unfamiliar? How do they create a sense of place? How do they rework the memories of places left behind? There is nothing easeful about the landscapes discussed in this book, which are often harsh-edged and troubled both socially and politically. The contributors tackle contested notions of landscape to explain the key role it plays in creating identity and shaping human behaviour. This landmark study offers an important contribution towards an understanding of the complexity of landscape.

"[The editors] show that human activities shaped people's landscapes with the material worlds they have created." --New Scientist

"Traditional landscape history ignores [the book's] central message at its mortal peril." --Landscape History

Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xiii
List of Illustrations and Tablesp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Referencesp. 15
Contested Landscapesp. 19
The Shadow of the Sacred Rock: Contrasting Discourses of Place Under the Acropolisp. 21
Referencesp. 33
Matter and Memory in the Landscapes of Conflict: the Western Front 1914-1999p. 37
Referencesp. 50
Contested Landscapes in Inner Mongolia: Walls and Cairnsp. 55
Referencesp. 67
Negotiating the River: Cultural Tributaries in Far North Queenslandp. 69
Referencesp. 85
Crannogs: Places of Resistance in the Contested Landscapes of Early Modern Irelandp. 87
Referencesp. 99
Landscapes of Punishment and Resistance: a Female Convict Settlement in Tasmania, Australiap. 103
Referencesp. 118
Cultural Keepers, Cultural Brokers: the Landscape of Women and Children - a Case Study of the Town Dahab in South Sinaip. 121
Referencesp. 131
Whose New Forest? Making Place on the Urban/rural Fringep. 133
Referencesp. 147
The Political Economy of Landscape: Conflict and Value in a Prehistoric Landscape in the Republic of Ireland - Ways of Tellingp. 149
Referencesp. 162
Bringing Contemporary Baggage to Neolithic Landscapesp. 165
Referencesp. 175
Comments on Part I: Intersecting Landscapesp. 181
Referencesp. 187
Responses to Julian Thomas's Commentsp. 189
Referencesp. 193
Landscapes of Movement and Exilep. 195
Landscape and Commerce: Creating Contexts for the Exercise of Powerp. 197
Referencesp. 209
Pilgrimage and Politics in the Desert of Rajasthanp. 211
Referencesp. 222
Landscapes of Separation: Reflections on the Symbolism of By-Pass Roads in Palestinep. 225
Referencesp. 239
Rites of Passage: Travel and the Materiality of Vision at the Cape of Good Hopep. 241
Referencesp. 254
Landscapes, Fear and Land Loss on the Nineteenth-Century South African Colonial Frontierp. 257
Referencesp. 268
Places of Longing and Belonging: Memories of the Group Area Proclamation of a South African Fishing Villagep. 273
Referencesp. 286
Homes and Exiles: Owambo Women's Literaturep. 289
Referencesp. 300
Egypt: Constructed Exiles of the Imaginationp. 303
Referencesp. 315
Migration, Exile and Landscapes of the Imaginationp. 319
Referencesp. 331
Hunting Down Home: Reflections on Homeland and the Search for Identity in the Scottish Diasporap. 333
Referencesp. 347
Comments on Part Ii: Far from Homep. 349
Referencesp. 358
Responses to Nick Shepherd's Commentsp. 359
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9781859734674
ISBN-10: 1859734677
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 1st June 2001
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1