Landscape, Memory And History: Anthropological Perspectives

Landscape, Memory And History: Anthropological Perspectives

by Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745319661

ISBN-13: 9780745319667

Pub. Date: 05/20/2003

Publisher: Pluto Press

How do people perceive the land around them, and how is that perception changed by history? The contributors explore this question from an anthropological angle, assessing the connections between place, space, identity, nationalism, history and memory in a variety of different settings around the world. Taking historical change and memory as key themes, they offer

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How do people perceive the land around them, and how is that perception changed by history? The contributors explore this question from an anthropological angle, assessing the connections between place, space, identity, nationalism, history and memory in a variety of different settings around the world. Taking historical change and memory as key themes, they offer a broad study that will appeal to a readership across the social sciences. Contributors from North America, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Europe explore a wide variety of case studies that includes seascapes in Jamaica; the Solomon Islands; the forests of Madagascar; Aboriginal and European notions of landscape in Australia; place and identity in 19th century maps and the bogs of Ireland; contemporary concerns over changing landscapes in Papua New Guinea; and representations of landscape and history in the poetry of the Scottish Borders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745319667
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
05/20/2003
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern
2. Iconic Images: Landscape and History in the Local Poetry of the Scottish Borders; JohnGray
3. Ceide Fields: Natural Histories of a Buried Landscape; Stuart McLean
4. Landscape Representations: Place and Identity in the Nineteenth Century Ordnance Survey Maps of Ireland; Angele Smith
5. Memories of Ancestry in the Forests of Madagascar; Janice Harper
6. Moon Shadows: Aboriginal and European Heroes in an Australian Landscape; Veronica Strang
7.History, Mobility and Land Use Interests of Aborigines and Farmers in the East Kimberly in North-West Australia; Ruth Lane
8. Co-present Landscapes: Routes and Rootedness as Sources of Identity in Highlands New Guinea; Michael O'Hanlon and Linda Frankland
9. Island Builders: Landscape and Historicity among the Langalanga, Solomon Islands; Pei-yi Guo
10. Biography, Ecology, Political Economy: Seascape and Conflict in Jamaica; James G. Carrier
Epilogue; Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

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