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Landscape
Politics and Perspectives

Edited By

Barbara Bender



ISBN 9780854963737
Published December 21, 1993 by Routledge
362 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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?

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Biography

Barbara Bender Professor in Heritage Anthropology,University College London