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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org