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Culture, Landscape, and the Environment : The Linacre Lectures 1997 - Kate Flint

Culture, Landscape, and the Environment

The Linacre Lectures 1997

By: Kate Flint (Editor), Howard Morphy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780198233787
Number Of Pages: 240

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The environment we inhabit is inseparable from culture. The contributors to this volume move through time and space - from prehistoric Europe to the Enlightenment, and from Aboriginal Australia to the industrial heart of Britain - to compare the ways in which the environment is constructed in different ways across cultures. The book transcends disciplinary boundaries, bringing together leading anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers, historians, and literary scholars to provide challenging perspectives on the ways in which culture influences human conceptions of landscape and the environment. The essays explore the interrelationship between values and emotions associated with 'landscape', and the economic practices that help to shape the physical and social environments in which people live. The book provides powerful evidence of the role of culture in shaping our understanding of the material world.

IntroductionHoward Morphy & Kate Flint: 1: Roy Porter: 'In England's Green and Pleasant Land': The English Enlightenment and the Environment 2: Marilyn Strathern: Environments Within: An Ethnographic Commentary on Scale 3: Fred R. Myers: Ways of Place-making 4: Barry Cunliffe: Landscapes with People 5: John House: The French Nineteenth-century Landscape 6: Isobel Armstrong: Technology and Text: Glass Consciousness and Nineteenth-century Culture 7: Harriet Rivo: Our Animal Environment 8: David Lowenthal: Environment as Heritage

ISBN: 9780198233787
ISBN-10: 0198233787
Series: Linacre Lectures
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.36  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48