Tensional Landscapes: The Dynamics of Boundaries and Placements
Gary Backhaus, John Murungi
Lexington Books, 2003 - Philosophy - 197 pages
The contributors to this volume address global, regional, and local landscapes, cosmopolitan and indigenous cultures, and human and more-than-human ecology as they work to reveal place-specific tensional dynamics. Essays discuss Kant's theory of cosmopolitanism versus Hegel's philosophy of geographical determinism; the tension of cosmopolitanism versus a closer embeddedness in place-scapes; geographical determinism in the colonial practices of Colombia and in the current political rhetoric surrounding the revival of Saxony; preservational policies in Norway; regulation of gated communities in the United States; and the hermeneutics of Ground Zero. This unusual book, which covers such a wide-ranging array of topics, coheres into a work that will be a valuable reference for scholars of geography and the philosophy of place.
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