Colonialism and Landscape: Postcolonial Theory and Applications

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Social Science - 267 pages
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Spurred by the dramatic landscape transformation associated with European colonization of the Americas, this original and extensively illustrated work creates a prototype theory to explain relationships between colonialism and landscape. Andrew Sluyter adeptly weaves historical sources and empirical research into a comprehensive geographical theory and applies it to a case study of the Veracruz lowlands along the Gulf Coast of Mexico. He then explores broader considerations of environmental conservation, development, and global policy challenges. This book will be of significance to geographers and others interested in development and environmental studies.
 

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Contents

Colonialism and Landscape
1
The Precolonial Landscape
35
Colonization
63
From Archive to Map to Landscape
95
MaterialConceptual Colonization
143
The Postcolonial Landscape
189
Colonialism Landscape and the Future of Geography
211
Bibliography
233
1ndex
259
About the Author
269
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Andrew Sluyter is assistant professor in the ecology and geography programs at the Pennsylvania State University.

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