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Textures of Place: Exploring Humanist Geographies / Edition 1
     

Textures of Place: Exploring Humanist Geographies / Edition 1

by Paul Adams, Karen E. Till, Steven Hoelscher, Karen E. Till, Steven D. Hoelscher
 

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ISBN-10: 0816637571

ISBN-13: 9780816637577

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

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

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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 iconography-to examine themes as diverse as morality and imagination, attention and absence, personal and group identity, social structure, home, nature, and cosmos.

Contributors: Anne Buttimer, U College Dublin; Edward S. Casey, SUNY Stony Brook; Denis Cosgrove, UCLA; Tim Cresswell, U of Wales, Aberystwyth; Michael Curry, UCLA; Dydia DeLyser, Louisiana State U; James S. Duncan, U of Cambridge; Nancy G. Duncan, U of Cambridge; J. Nicholas Entrikin, UCLA; William Howarth, Princeton U; John Paul Jones III, U of Kentucky; David Ley, U of British Columbia; David Lowenthal, U College London; Karal Ann Marling, U of Minnesota; Patrick McGreevy, Clarion U; Kenneth R. Olwig, U of Trondheim, Norway; Marijane Osborn, UC Davis; Gillian R. Overing, Wake Forest U; Edward Relph, U of Toronto; Miles Richardson, Louisiana State U; Robert D. Sack, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Jonathan M. Smith, Texas A&M U; Yi-Fu Tuan, U of Wisconsin, Madison; April R. Veness, U of Delaware; and Wilbur Zelinsky, Pennsylvania State U.

Paul C. Adams is assistant professor of geography at Texas A & M University. Steven Hoelscher is assistant professor of American studies and geography at the University of Texas, Austin. Karen E. Till is assistant professor of geography at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

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ISBN-13:
9780816637577
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
461
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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