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The Anthropology of Landscape: Perspectives on Place and Space (Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

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Landscape has long had a submerged presence within anthropology, both as a framing device which informs the way the anthropologist brings his or her study into 'view', and as the meaning imputed by local people to their cultural and physical surroundings. A principal aim of this volume follows from these interconnected ways of considering landscape: the conventional, Western notion of 'landscape' may be used as productive point of departure from which to explore analgous ideas; local ideas can in turn reflexively by used to interrogate the Western construct.

The Introduction argues that landscape should be conceptualized as a cultural process: a process located between place and space, inside and outside, image and representation. In the chapters that follow, nine noted anthropologists and an art historian exemplify this approach, drawing on a diverse set of case studies. These range from an analysis of Indian calendar art to an account of Israeli nature tourism, and from the creation of a metropolitan "gaze" in nineteenth-century Paris to the soundscapes particular to the Papua New Guinea rainforests. The anthropological perspectives developed here are of cross-disciplinary relevance; geographers, art historians, and archaeologists will be no less interested than anthropologists in this re-envisaging of the notion of landscape.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198280101
Editor:
Hirsch, Eric
Editor:
O'Hanlon, Michael E.
Editor:
Hirsch, Eric
Editor:
O'Hanlon, Michael E.
Author:
null, Eric
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
O'Hanlon, Michael
Author:
Hirsch, Eric
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford :
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Space perception
Subject:
Anthropology | Social
Subject:
Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology | Social and Cultural
Subject:
Cognition and culture
Subject:
Anthropology | Social & Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology
Series Volume:
4407-
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 illus.
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.18x6.19x.71 in. 1.06 lbs.

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