Gender And Landscape / Edition 1

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Gender and Landscape is a feminist inquiry into a long-ignored area of study: the landscape. Although there has been an exhaustive investigation into issues of gender as they intersect with space and place, very little has been written about the gendering of the landscape. This volume provides a bridge between feminist discussions of space and place as something 'lived' and landscape interpretations as something 'viewed'.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : gender and landscape : renegotiating morality and space 1
1 Home alone? : masculinity, discipline and erasure in mid-nineteenth-century Ceylon 19
2 The labourer's welcome : border crossings in the English country garden 34
3 Transplantation of the picturesque : Emma Hamilton, English landscape, and redeeming the picturesque 55
4 At home aboard : the American railroad and the changing ideal of public domesticity 77
5 "The salt water washes away all impropriety" : mass culture and the middle-class body on the beach in turn-of-the-century Atlantic City 94
6 How to travel with a male 109
7 A wilderness for men : the Adirondacks in the photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard 124
8 Mapping the Amazon's salon : symbolic landscapes and topographies of identity in Natalie Clifford Barney's literary salon 145
9 Pincushions, dormitory kitchens, and seed gardens : gender identity and spiritual place at the West Union Shaker village 162
10 Cleaning house : or one nation, indivisible 182
11 "Virgin land," the settler-invader subject, and cultural nationalism : gendered landscape in the cultural construction of Canadian national identity 203
12 The manly map : the English construction of gender in early modern cartography 223
13 The importance of being provincial : nineteenth-century Russian women writers and the country 240
14 "My garden, my sister, my bride" : the garden of "The song of songs" 254
15 Gendering ghetto and gallery in the graffiti art movement, 1977-1986 269
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