Author: Barbara Bender
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 0854963731
Release Date: 1993-12-21
Genre: Social Science

This book is about the complexity and power of landscape. The authors - geographers, anthropologists and archaeologists - explore landscape as something subjective that alters through time and space and that is created by people through their experience and contact with the world around them.

Reshaping the Frontier Landscape Dongchuan in Eighteenth century Southwest China

Author: Fei HUANG
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004362567
Release Date: 2018-04-05
Genre: History

Fei HUANG examines the process of landscape making in Dongchuan, the key copper-mining region in Southwest China in the eighteenth century. This book demonstrates how multiple landscape experiences developed among various people in dependencies, conflicts and negotiations in the imperial frontier.

Envisioning Landscape

Author: Dan Hicks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315429526
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Genre: Social Science

The common feature of landscape archaeology is its diversity – of method, field location, disciplinary influences and contemporary voices. The contributors to this volume take advantage of these many strands to investigate landscape archaeology in its multiple forms, focusing primarily on the link to heritage, the impact on our understanding of temporality, and the situated theory that arises out of landscape studies. Using examples from New York to Northern Ireland, Africa to the Argolid, these pieces capture the human significance of material objects in support of a more comprehensive, nuanced archaeology.

The Spatial Humanities

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253355058
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Trevor M. Harris, Karen K. Kemp, Gary Lock, L. Jesse Rouse, and May Yuan. --Book Jacket.


Author: Bárbara Bender
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015026875586
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Nature

This book is about the complexity and power of landscape. The authors - geographers, anthropologists and archaeologists - explore landscape as something subjective that alters through time and space and that is created by people through their experience and contact with the world around them.

Eating Landscape

Author: Philip P. Arnold
ISBN: UVA:X004255599
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

How do people meaningfully occupy the land? In sixteenth-century Mexico, Aztec and Spanish understandings of land formed the basis of their cultural identities. Their distinctive conceptions of land also established the traumatic character of cultural contract. Filling a gap in the coverage of Aztec cosmology, Eating Landscape brings hermeneutics to archaeology and linguistic analysis in new ways that will be of interest to historians of religion and archaeologists alike.

An Ethnography of the Neolithic

Author: Christopher Tilley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521568218
Release Date: 2003-10-30
Genre: History

An Ethnography of the Neolithic provides a provocative and novel reconstruction of society in Scandinavia over a period of 3,000 years. Christopher Tilley integrates a wide range of evidence, from prehistoric landscapes to the symbolic significance of axes and pots, to recreate in an accessible way the lives of the final hunter-gatherer-fishers and first farmers in Sweden and Denmark. His skillful fusion of archaeological evidence and new anthropological approaches makes this book an original contribution to a widely debated topic.

Monuments ritual and regionality

Author: Jodie Lewis
ISBN: 1841718807
Release Date: 2005
Genre: England

This work critically assesses the evidence for Neolithic activity in northern Somerset, England: the region includes the tidal River Avon to the north, the River Axe and marshy Somerset Levels to the south, the wooded clay belt of the River Frome to the east and the Bristol Channel to the west. The Neolithic monuments cluster on the higher land within the study area, falling into three main groupings: Broadfield Down/Dundry, Mendip and the "tumble of hills" south of Bath. The study includes an analysis of the monuments, cave deposits and flint scatters, and present new data and new interpretations: the Neolithic archaeology from the region has not previously been considered as a whole.

Landscape memory and history

Author: Pamela J. Stewart
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111805441
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

American, Australian and British scholars examine the significance of the use of landscape for studies of identity.

Negotiating wilderness in a culural landscape

Author: Åsa Nilsson Dahlström
Publisher: Uppsala Universitet
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113059732
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

"The UNESCO appointment of the Laponian World Heritage Area in 1996 meant that Sweden accepted the assignment of protecting both the cultural and natural values of this area for all mankind and all generations to come. Located in northern Sweden, Laponia h"

The Forest Park and Palace of Clarendon C 1200 c 1650

Author: Amanda Richardson
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015061014968
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Reconstructing an actual, conceptual and documented Wiltshire landscape The main argument of this thesis is that the landscape and locality of Clarendon Forest and Park (some 6 km east of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England) were strongly influenced by the presence (or, later, absence) of Clarendon Palace, which fell into decay in the late fifteenth century. The first sure evidence of a royal residence at Clarendon dates from the reign of Henry I (1100-1135), although the site may well have Saxon connections. A primary aim of this work is to restore the wider conceptual landscape by considering the forest alongside the relict landscape of the park, and it is argued throughout that, because medieval forests are archaeologically elusive, the best way to achieve this is through an intensive documentary methodology. Attention is drawn throughout to the capacity of documents to illustrate how estates were managed over time. The argument, representing an unprecedented systematic study of manuscript sources for Clarendon Park and Forest held at central and regional record offices, is supported by references to printed primary sources. It has resulted in the compilation of a main computer database listing over 800 relevant documents held at the Public Record Office alone, from which those that might prove most useful were selected and transcribed. The transcriptions, arranged by subject, form several substantial and searchable electronic databases facilitating cross-checking and comparison. The written sources themselves have informed the structure of the work and help to illustrate that this unique landscape and locality was indeed profoundly influenced by the existence of a royal park and palace at its centre. Nevertheless, what has emerged strongly in the course of the study are the myriad ways in which the forest, in turn, shaped the 'lifecycle' of the palace.

Knowledge in Action

Author: Annemarie van Paassen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789086867240
Release Date: 2011-10-05
Genre: Science

Wageningen Univerisity and Research Centre is known for its practical and societally relevant research in spatial development. Stakeholders currently put much emphasis on participatory processes in landscape planning procedures. This poses a special challenge for research. What role does research play in our present world characterised by complexity, competing claims and development needs, and an increased concern for climate change and environmental impact? In the book 'Knowledge in Action' we explore different types of transdisciplinary research that scientists engage in. Depending on the societal context and the interests of local citizens, researchers apply different research approaches to optimally incorporate the various points of view in their research and promote processes enhancing dialogue and shared results. In the book authors present their research experiences: their theoretical inspiration, the research methodology applied to consult, share and collaborate with societal actors in order to create options for change. The book includes several striking examples from The Netherlands (both successful and less effective), and also innovative examples from communities in Africa and Asia. The authors reflect on opportunities, problems and dilemma's they had to deal with. They especially address how far the role and theoretical perspectives of collaborative researchers can lead them in action research. Can they limit themselves to joint knowledge production and learning processes or should they engage in strategic positioning, advocacy and entrepreneurship to make it happen? The book discusses the issues that researchers should consider when they position their research activities within ongoing developments at landscape level. Read the book and judge for yourself.