Envisioning Landscapes Making Worlds

Author: Stephen Daniels
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113688355X
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The past decade has witnessed a remarkable resurgence in the intellectual interplay between geography and the humanities in both academic and public circles. The metaphors and concepts of geography now permeate literature, philosophy and the arts. Concepts such as space, place, landscape, mapping and territory have become pervasive as conceptual frameworks and core metaphors in recent publications by humanities scholars and well-known writers. Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds contains over twenty-five contributions from leading scholars who have engaged this vital intellectual project from various perspectives, both inside and outside of the field of geography. The book is divided into four sections representing different modes of examining the depth and complexity of human meaning invested in maps, attached to landscapes, and embedded in the spaces and places of modern life. The topics covered range widely and include interpretations of space, place, and landscape in literature and the visual arts, philosophical reflections on geographical knowledge, cultural imagination in scientific exploration and travel accounts, and expanded geographical understanding through digital and participatory methodologies. The clashing and blending of cultures caused by globalization and the new technologies that profoundly alter human environmental experience suggest new geographical narratives and representations that are explored here by a multidisciplinary group of authors. This book is essential reading for students, scholars, and interested general readers seeking to understand the new synergies and creative interplay emerging from this broad intellectual engagement with meaning and geographic experience.

Mapping With Words

Author: Sarah Wylie Krotz
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ISBN: 1442622261
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Mapping with Words re-conceptualizes settler writing as literary cartography. The topographical descriptions of early Canadian settler writers generated not only picturesque and sublime landscapes, but also verbal maps. These worked to orient readers, reinforcing and expanding the cartographic order of the emerging colonial dominion. Drawing upon the work of critical and cultural geographers as well as literary theorists, Sarah Wylie Krotz opens up important aesthetic and political dimensions of both familiar and obscure texts from the nineteenth century, including Thomas Cary's Abram's Plains, George Monro Grant's Ocean to Ocean, and Susanna Moodie's Roughing it in the Bush. Highlighting the complex territoriality that emerges from their cartographic aesthetics, Krotz offers fresh readings of these texts, illuminating their role in an emerging spatial imaginary that was at once deeply invested in the production of colonial spaces and at the same time enmeshed in the realities of confronting Indigenous sovereignties.

The Routledge Handbook Of Place

Author: Tim Edensor
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 042984218X
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The handbook presents a compendium of the diverse and growing approaches to place from leading authors as well as less widely known scholars, providing a comprehensive yet cutting-edge overview of theories, concepts and creative engagements with place that resonate with contemporary concerns and debates. The volume moves away from purely western-based conceptions and discussions about place to include perspectives from across the world. It includes an introductory chapter, which outlines key definitions, draws out influential historical and contemporary approaches to the theorisation of place and sketches out the structure of the book, explaining the logic of the seven clearly themed sections. Each section begins with a short introductory essay that provides identifying key ideas and contextualises the essays that follow. The original and distinctive contributions from both new and leading authorities from across the discipline provide a wide, rich and comprehensive collection that chimes with current critical thinking in geography. The book captures the dynamism and multiplicity of current geographical thinking about place by including both state-of-the-art, in-depth, critical overviews of theoretical approaches to place and new explorations and cases that chart a framework for future research. It charts the multiple ways in which place might be conceived, situated and practised. This unique, comprehensive and rich collection will be an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching, for experienced academics across a wide range of disciplines and for policymakers and place-marketers. It will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, such as Geography, Sociology and Politics, and interdisciplinary fields such as Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and Planning.

Collisions At The Crossroads

Author: Genevieve Carpio
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520298829
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There are few places where mobility has shaped identity as widely as the American West, but some locations and populations sit at its major crossroads, maintaining control over place and mobility, labor and race. In Collisions at the Crossroads, Genevieve Carpio argues that mobility, both permission to move freely and prohibitions on movement, helped shape racial formation in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By examining policies and forces as different as historical societies, Indian boarding schools, bicycle ordinances, immigration policy, incarceration, traffic checkpoints, and Route 66 heritage, she shows how local authorities constructed a racial hierarchy by allowing some people to move freely while placing limits on the mobility of others. Highlighting the ways people of color have negotiated their place within these systems, Carpio reveals a compelling and perceptive analysis of spatial mobility through physical movement and residence.

Envisioning Landscapes

Author: OJB
Editor: Monacelli Press
ISBN: 9781580935678
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This debut monograph of the visionary landscape architecture firm OJB uncovers the philosophy that guides the practice and reveals the transformative power of landscape through a selection of case studies drawn from the firm's thirty-year history. Founded in 1989 by landscape architect James Burnett, OJB--the Office of James Burnett--has since grown to nearly one hundred professionals working across five offices and has established itself as a leader in the field for its ambitious approach to community-building through landscape. At its core, the firm believes that landscape is a social and collective tool for integration, reclamation, and healing. This principle guides all of the firm's projects across sectors, from its designs promoting restorative healthcare, such as campuses for hospitals and wellness centers, to large-scale urban landscapes conceived to reconnect and revitalize communities, such as the acclaimed Myriad Botanical Gardens and the other initiatives completed as part of Oklahoma City's Project 180 public works program. This book highlights OJB's remarkable and meaningful work--and the philosophy that drives it--through fifteen projects of varied typologies arranged in a rhythm progressing from single works to longer multi-project narratives in which landscapes connect and build on each other over several years to create thoughtfully realized and impactful environments.

Envisioning Future Canadian Landscapes

Author: Wildlife Habitat Canada
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The papers presented in this collection are intended to demonstrate the need for a landscape approach to resource management and planning, and to introduce the concept of envisioning, through different visualisation techniques. The goal of the collection is to explore possible connections between sustainable resource management, landscape approaches to conservation, and the concept and techniques of envisioning futures. Topics of the papers include landscape planning and management, landscape ecology, landscape impact analysis, guided imagery and local planning, conservation of wildlife habitat, forest management, prairie agriculture, wetlands habitat conservation, and case studies on Canadian landscapes in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Alberta. The collection concludes with a discussion of challenges involved in the application of a landscape approach in Canada.

The American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences

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Environment And Planning

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Journal Of Iberian Archaeology

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Eye On The World

Author: Anne Pakir
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Ethics And Integrity Of Governance

Author: L. W. Huberts
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
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Up to date reviews, along with fresh future perspectives. Focusing on Europe and the US, it addresses the key dimensions of public service values, the integrity and rationality of governance, ethics management, and the ethics of governance politics.

Water Engineering And Landscape

Author: Denis E. Cosgrove
Editor: CRC Press
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Making A Difference Colleges

Author: Miriam Weinstein
Editor: Sageworks Press
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Recommends colleges and programs for those interested in the environment and social justice, describing the size, location, and specific programs of over fifty institutions.

Eye On The World

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Women S Work

Author: Shelley Armitage
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Book Review Index

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Envisioning Cyberspace

Author: Peter Anders
Editor: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Free of the constraints of physical form and limited only by imagination, new environments spring to life daily in a fantastic realm called cyberspace. The creators of this new virtual world may be programmers, designers, architects, even children. In this invigorating exploration of the juncture between cyberspace and the physical world, architect Peter Anders brings together leading-edge cyberspace art and architecture ... inspiring new techniques and technologies ... unexpected unions of reality and virtuality ... and visions of challenges and opportunities as yet unexplored. More than an invitation to tour fantastic realms and examine powerful tools, this book is a hard-eyed look at cyberspace's impact on physical, cultural, and social reality, and the human-centered principles of its design. This is a book that will set designers and architects thinking√Ďand a work of importance to anyone fascinated with the fast-closing space between the real and the virtual.

International Journal Of Intangible Heritage

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Eye On The World

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Making A Difference

Author: Miriam Weinstein
Editor: Sageworks Press
ISBN: 9780963461889
File Size: 72,97 MB
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This intriguing college guide profiles 75 colleges that can be described as environmental colleges, colleges for peace and social justice, college majors that lead to meaningful work and holistic, alternative, creative, innovative colleges.