Textures of Place: Exploring Humanist Geographies

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Paul C. Adams, Steven D. Hoelscher, Karen E. Till
U of Minnesota Press, 2001 - 461 էջ
A fresh and far-ranging interpretation of the concept of place, this volume begins with a fundamental tension of our day: as communications technologies help create a truly global economy, the very political-economic processes that would seem to homogenize place actually increase the importance of individual localities, which are exposed to global flows of investment, population, goods, and pollution. Place, no less today than in the past, is fundamental to how the world works.

The contributors to this volume -- distinguished scholars from geography, art history, philosophy, anthropology, and American and English literature -- investigate the ways in which place is embedded in everyday experience, its crucial role in the formation of group and individual identity, and its ability to reflect and reinforce power relations. Their essays draw from a wide array of methodologies and perspectives -- including feminism, ethnography, poststructuralism, ecocriticism, and landscape ichnography -- to examine themes as diverse as morality and imagination, attention and absence, personal and group identity, social structure, home, nature, and cosmos.

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Landscapes of Dominance and Affection
3
The Cultural Geography of the American Movie Palace
8
Absence and Landscape in a California Ghost Town
24
Locating Bedford in Space and Time
41
READING THE WETLANDS
55
MAKING A PET OF NATURE
84
LANDSCAPE AS A CONTESTED TOPOS OF PLACE COMMUNITY AND SELF
93
SEGMENTED WORLDS AND SELVES
119
PLACE POWER AND THE GOOD
232
Geography and Madness
246
The Act of Leaving Artifacts at Shrines Memorials and Other Tragedies
257
Chapters of Life at the German Historical Museum in Berlin
273
MORAL MAPS AND MORAL PLACES IN THE WORK OF FRANCIS PARKMAN
300
COSMOS VERSUS HEARTH
317
Cosmos versus Hearth
319
The Dream and the Whole Round Earth
326

Segmented Worlds and Selves
121
THE WORLD AND ITS IDENTITY CRISIS
129
THE CRITICAL DESCRIPTION OF CONFUSED GEOGRAPHIES
150
Toward a Critical Geosophy
167
PERIPATETIC IMAGERY AND PERIPATETIC SENSE OF PLACE
186
THE FRAGMENTED INDIVIDUAL AND THE ACADEMIC REALM
207
MORALITIES AND IMAGINATION
221
Moralities and Imagination
223
Some Women in the Medieval Wilderness
340
Constructing the Cosmopolitan Hearth
355
Provincial Cosmopolitanism and Americas Multicultural Heritage
375
A Geophilosophical Inquiry into the PlaceWorld
403
GEOGRAPHER AS HUMANIST
426
Contributors
441
Index
447
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