Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values
What are the links between environment and world view? Topophilia, the affective bond between people and place, is the primary theme of this book that examines environmental perceptions and values at different levels: the species, the group, and the individual.
Yi-Fu Tuan holds culture and environment and topophilia and environment as distinct in order to show how they mutually contribute to the formation of values. Topophilia examines the search for environment in the city, suburb, countryside, and wilderness from a dialectical perspective, distinguishes different types of environmental experience, and describes their character.
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Review: Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perceptions, Attitudes, and ValuesUser Review - Beth - Goodreads
Not reading because I mainly skimmed it- but it was a pretty heavy skim and I liked what I saw. Read full review
Review: Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perceptions, Attitudes, and ValuesUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
I'm a bit skeptical of the theory (which is solidly in line with the tradition of Bachelard, Levi-Strauss, and Eliade), but he writes like an angel. His observations may come off as a bit simplistic, a bit reliant on structuralist fallacy, but on the whole it's a very satisfying read. Read full review
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