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The complex relationship of people to places has come under increasing scholarly scrutiny in recent years as acute global conditions of exile, displacement, and inflamed borders — to say nothing of struggles by indigenous peoples and cultural minorities for ancestral homelands, land rights, and retention of sacred places — have brought the political question of place into sharp focus. But to date, little attention has been paid to the ethnography of place, to how people actually live in, perceive, and invest with meaning the places they call home.

In this compelling new volume eight respected ethnographers explore and lyrically evoke the ways in which people experience, express, imagine, and know the places in which they live. Case studies range from the Apaches of Arizona's White Mountains to the residents of backwoods "hollers" in Appalachia and the Kaluli people of Papua New Guinea's rainforests. As these writers confront the dilemmas and possibilities of an anthropological consideration of place, they make an important and moving contribution to our understanding of ourselves.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-281) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. How to get from space to place in a fairly short stretch of time: phenomenological prolegomena /Edward S. Casey
  2. Wisdom sits in places: notes on a western Apache landscape /Keith H. Basso
  3. Waterfalls of song: an acoustemology of place resounding in Bosavi, Papua New Guinea /Steven Feld
  4. An Occupied place /Kathleen C. Stewart
  5. Your place and mine: sharing emotional landscapes in Wamira, Papua New Guinea /Miriam Kahn --'Where do you stay at?': homeplace and community among the Lumbee /Karen I. Blu
  6. Pleasant places, past times, and sheltered identity in rural East Anglia /Charles O. Frake
  7. Afterword /Clifford Geertz.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780933452954
Editor:
Feld, Steven
Editor:
Basso, Keith H.
Publisher:
School of American Research Press ;
Location:
Santa Fe, N.M. :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Geographical perception
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
School of American Research advanced seminar series
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
January 1996
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
9.14x6.04x.73 in. .95 lbs.

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