The book explores the unique contribution that geographers make to the concept of place attachment, and related ideas of place identity and sense of place. It presents six types of places to which people become attached and provides a global range of empirical case studies to illustrate the theoretical foundations. The book reveals that the types of places to which people bond are not discrete. Rather, a holistic approach, one that seeks to understand the interactive and reinforcing qualities between people and places, is most effective in advancing our understanding of place attachment.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Putting PLACE Back in Place Attachment Research. Jeffrey S. Smith.Part I. Secure Places. 1. Influence of Memory on Post-Resettlement Place Attachment. Michael Strong. 2. Hazardscapes: Perceptions of Tornado Risk and the Role of Place Attachment in Central Oklahoma. Randy A. Peppler, Kimberly E. Klockow, and Richard D. Smith Part II. Socializing Places. 3. Constructing Sense of Place through Place-Labelization in Rural France. Hélène B. Ducros. 4. Exploring Place Attachment and a Sense of Community in the Chacarita of Asuncion, Paraguay. Jeffrey S. Smith Part III. Transformative Places 5. Making Place through the Memorial Landscape. Chris W. Post. 6. Exploring Place Attachment and the Immigrant Experience in Comics and Graphic Novels: Shaun Tan’s The Arrival. Steven M. Schnell Part IV. Restorative Places 7. Constructing Place Attachment in Grand Teton National Park. Yolonda Youngs. 8. Visitor Perception, Place Attachment, and Wilderness Management in the Adirondack High Peaks Tyra A. Olstad Part V. Validating Places 9. Baseball Stadiums and Urban Reimaging in St. Louis: Shaping Place and Placelessness Douglas A. Hurt. 10. Avant-Garde, Wannabe Cowboys: Place Attachment among Bohemians, Beatniks, and Hippies in Virginia City, Nevada Engrid Barnett. 11. Lost in Time and Space: The Impact of Place Image on Pitcairn Island Christine K. Johnson Part VI. Vanishing Places12. Rethinking Fountainbridge: Honoring the Past and Greening the Future Geoffrey L. Buckley. 13. Landscapes of Recovery: Shifting Sense of Place Attachment in Kesennuma, Japan Rex "RJ" Rowley. Epilogue Methodologies of Place Attachment Research Paul C. Adams
Jeffrey S. Smith is an Associate Professor of Geography at Kansas State University, USA.