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Landscape : Politics and perspective - Barbara Bender

Landscape

Politics and perspective

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Published: 21st December 1993
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This book is about the complexity and power of landscape. The authors - geographers, anthropologists and archaeologists - explore landscape as something subjective that alters through time and space and that is created by people through their experience and contact with the world around them.

'A welcome contribution to the study of landscape, especially ... the consideration of its cosmological dimension.' Urban Studies "...an excellent selection of stimulating, well-written papers, which clarify the political dimensions of landscape. The embeddedness of the political, the cognitive and the ideological in past and present landscapes,,,is made crystal clear, with little heavy polemic, by the case studies presented. ...a refreshing book, a guidebook for a tour of wider horizons; it should be on every landscape student's bookshelf." Landscape History '...the rather eccentric but very exciting collection of 10 papers...Why are landscapes so important to humans at all? These are some of the thought-provoking questions that run through the book, although each author addresses them in different ways.' Antiquity '...a rich and stimulating book. It appears at an opportune moment...will stimulate further reflection and assist the developing debate in a positive fashion.' Ecumene '... a stimulating collection of papers.' - The Times Higher "...a clearly distinct approach to landscape." American Journal of Archaeology

Introduction
Landscape: Meaning and Action
The Politics of Vision and the Archaeologies of Landscape
Art, Architecture, Landscape [Neolithic Sweden]
Landscape as Memory: The Mapping of Process and its Representation in a Melanesian Society
Intersecting Belfast
The view from Below: Paris in the 1880s
Gendered Spaces, Public Places: Public and Private Revisited on the North Slope of Alaska
Colonialism, History and the Construction of Place: The Politics of Landscape in Northern Australia
Stonehenge: Contested Landscapes [Medieval to Present Day]
Landscapes and Myths, Gods and Humans
Sexual Cosmology: Nation and Landscape at the Conceptual Interstices of Nature and Culture
Or What Does Landscape Really Mean?
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ISBN: 9780854963737
ISBN-10: 0854963731
Series: Explorations in Anthropology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 21st December 1993
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1