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Walking, Landscape and Environment

1st Edition

Edited by David Borthwick, Pippa Marland, Anna Stenning


216 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-12-30
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Walking, Landscape and Environment explores walking as a method of research and practice in the humanities and creative arts, emerging from a recent surge of growth in urban and rural walking. This edited collection of essays from leading figures in the field presents an enquiry into, and a critique of, the methods and results of cutting-edge ‘walking research’. Walking negotiates the intersections between the human self, place and space, offering a cross-disciplinary collaborative method of research which can be utilised in areas such as ecocriticism, landscape architecture, literature, cultural geography and the visual arts. Bringing together a multitude of perspectives from different disciplines, on topics including health and wellbeing, disability studies, social justice, ecology and gender, this book provides a unique appraisal of the humanist perspective on landscape. In doing so, it challenges Romantic approaches to walking, applying new ideas in contemporary critical thought and alternative perspectives on embodiment and trans-corporeality.

Table of Contents

Introduction David Borthwick, Pippa Marland and Anna Stenning 1. Post-Pastoral, Dark Pastoral and Rural Walking in the Anthropocene 2. Urban Walking and Psychogeography 3. Art Walking 4. The Environmental Arts, Pilgrimage and Re-enchantment 5. Wayfaring and Embodiment 6. Archipelagic Walking in Britain, Ireland and North America 7. Social Justice: Walking and Displacement 8. Walking and Gender 9. Non-normative Walking Practices 10. Walking and Protest Afterword. Bibliography. Index

About the Editors

David Borthwick is Theme Leader of 'Landscape, Place and Memory' at the Solway Centre for Environment and Culture, Programme Leader for MLitt Environment, Culture and Communication and Lecturer in Literature at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK.

Pippa Marland recently completed her PhD in Ecocriticism and lectures at the University of Worcester, UK. She is a founding member of the Green Voices Research Group and is Editorial Assistant for the ecocritical journal Green Letters, published by Taylor and Francis.

Anna Stenning received her PhD in Literature from the University of Worcester, UK and is Module Leader and Lecturer at the university. She is guest editor of Green Letters and Critical Survey.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

The series is explicitly designed for the publication of scholarly works in landscape and closely related disciplines, and is aimed at academic libraries across the world. Building on Routledge’s history of academic rigor and cutting edge research, the series will contribute to the rapidly expanding literature in all areas of landscape.

For more information, or to submit a proposal, please contact grace.harrison@tandf.co.uk

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