1st Edition

Landscape Politics and Perspectives

Edited By Barbara Bender Copyright 1993
    362 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Contents: Introduction - B. Bender, Landscape: Meaning and Action -J. Thomas, The Politics of Vision and the Archaeologies of Landscape - C. Tilley, Art, Architecture, Landscape [Neolithic Sweden] - S. Kuechler, Landscape as Memory: The Mapping of Process and its Representation in a Melanesian Society - N. Jarman, Intersecting Belfast - F. Edholm, The view from Below: Paris in the 1880s - B. Bodenhorn, Gendered Spaces, Public Places: Public and Private Revisited on the North Slope of Alaska - H. Morphy, Colonialism, History and the Construction of Place: The Politics of Landscape in Northern Australia - B. Bender, Stonehenge: Contested Landscapes [Medieval to Present Day] - D. Cosgrove, Landscapes and Myths, Gods and Humans - K. Olwig, Sexual Cosmology: Nation and Landscape at the Conceptual Interstices of Nature and Culture. Or What Does Landscape Really Mean?


    Barbara Bender Professor in Heritage Anthropology,University College London