Interpretations on Behalf of Place: Environmental Displacements and Alternative Responses

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SUNY Press, 1994 - Architecture - 237 pages
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In this book, Mugerauer emphasizes the interplay between European continental philosophy and North American environments and architecture. Drawing on a keen understanding of conceptual trends in both scholarship and the design professions, he clarifies various competing philosophical visions and their considerably different perspectives on environment, place, and architecture. The book covers Derrida's deconstruction, Foucault's genealogy, Heidegger's originary thinking, and Eliade's hermeneutics in order to interpret cultural displacements and the possible recovery of "place," especially through interpretation of dwelling, sense of place, landscapes, architecture, planning, urban design, and technology.

Mugerauer identifies a series of design principles that might facilitate mutual understanding.
 

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Contents

The Dance of Disassembling and Gathering
3
Foucault Exposing the Localizations of BioTechnioPower
12
Derrida Deconstruction and Reconstruction
30
Eliade Restoring the Possibilities of Place
52
Heidegger Retrieving the StillComing Source
65
Practical Directions
91
Using Heidegger A Critique and Shift toward Praxis
93
Taking Responsibility for the Technological Landscape
T-7
Fitting Placement
T-32
Homelessness and the Human Condition
T-51
A Homecoming Design on Behalf of Place
T-62
Notes
T-87
Index
229
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About the author (1994)

Robert Mugerauer is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, the Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning, and the Departments of Geography and Philosophy at The University of Texas-Austin and is the Director of Tri - logics, an environmental and employment consulting firm. He is co-editor (with David Seamon) of Dwelling, Place, and Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Place and World and he is author of Heidegger's Language and Thinking.

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