While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised.
The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or ‘special’ landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies from around the world it questions the usual measures of judgement related to cultural landscapes and instead focuses on landscapes that are created, planned or simply evolve as a result of changing human cultures, management policy and practice.
Each contribution analyses the geographical and human background of the landscape, and policies and management strategies that impact upon it, and defines the meanings of 'cultural landscape' in its particular context. Taken together they establish a new paradigm in the study of landscapes in all forms.
1. New Cultural Landscapes: Emerging issues, context and themes Maggie Roe & Keven Francis 2. Culture-Nature Dilemmas: confronting the challenge of the integration of culture and nature Ken Taylor and Keven Francis 3. Old culture and damaged landscapes: the new cultural landscapes of post-industrial sites in Britain Clive Davies 4. Envisioning New Cultural Landscapes: Agricultural traditions and adaptation Nora Mitchell & Brenda Barrett 5. Cultures in flux Simon Bell 6. The Commercial and Dream Landscape Cultures of Movies Bronwyn Jewell and Susan McKinnon 7. Communities, Heritage and New Cultural Landscapes: Ecomuseological approaches Peter Davis and Gerard Corsane 8. Desperation, Delight or Deviance: Conflicting cultural landscapes of the urban poor in developing countries Suzanne Speak 9. Landfill and disasterscapes in the wastelands of Indonesia Joe Duffy 10. Altneuland: The Old New Land and the New-Old Twenty-first Century Cultural Landscape of Palestine and Israel Shelley Egoz 11. New Spatial Cultures: a landscape story from Egypt Tamer Ahmed 12. China: New cultures and changing urban cultures Mary Padua 13. Cultural Landscapes and Climate Change: Protecting resources that matter in a future of uncertainty Robert Z. Melnick 14. Exploring Future Cultural Landscapes Maggie Roe