Landscape: Politics and Perspectives

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Bárbara Bender
Berg, 1993 - Nature - 351 pages
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The term 'landscape' was coined in an emergent capitalist world to evoke a particular set of elite experiences - a particular 'way of seeing'. But other people also have landscapes. The authors of this book are Geographers, Anthropologists and Archaeologists, and they explore landscape as something subjective, something experienced, something that alters through time and space, that is created by, and creative of, historical conditions and geographical emplacement. The articles range in time from 6000 BC to the present, and in space from Alaska and Melanesia to Belfast and Berlin. They show how the cultural and political analysis of landscape cuts across many disciplinary boundaries and how perceptions of the land and its history are created, negotiated and contested.

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This was one of the most useful tests for my thesis, though I didn't know it at the time. Land in my country is a fundamental element around which identity is constituted. The essays in this book provided various ways of thinking about that. Read full review


The Politics of Vision and the Archaeologies
Art Architecture Landscape Neolithic Sweden
The Mapping of Process

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Barbara Bender is Professor of Heritage Anthropology at University College London and author of Stonehenge: Making Space and other works on landscape archaeology.

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