A Sense of Place

An award-winning travel writer journeys to visit all the great writers who have motivated him, finding out where they live and how it influences their writing, and how the writers themselves describe their lives, their craft, and their ...

Author: Michael Shapiro

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

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An award-winning travel writer journeys to visit all the great writers who have motivated him, finding out where they live and how it influences their writing, and how the writers themselves describe their lives, their craft, and their world. Original.


By examining its history and unique place in Ireland's landscape, this book looks beneath the city's historical, physical, cultural, social and economic layers to reveal the distinctive tapestry and texture of the City of Tribes

Author: Roddy Mannion


ISBN: 1908308192

Category: Travel

Page: 231

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Aimed at both residents and visitors alike, and with dozens of maps, photographs, and illustrations, Galway: A Sense of Place exposes the body and soul of the city, and suggests the path it needs to follow to manage its future change and retain its enormous popularity.

A Sense of Place

6> Another idea I had for a title of this book was Creating a Sense of Place with a Sense of Wonder. To put it simply, a sense of place is the goal, ...

Author: Daniel A. Kriesberg

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085658

Category: Education

Page: 145

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Describes children's books on nature and our relationship to the environment, and provides instructions for hands-on activities and projects, in areas such as life cycles, animals, climate, habitat, and protecting the environment.

A Sense of Place

JONATHAN HART University of Alberta Afterword Sense of Place : A Response to Regionalism A PARADOX OFTEN INFORMS ART : if artists embrace the places they ...

Author: Christian Riegel

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888643101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

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As more and more children enter our nation`s court system, recognition is growing that they can be competent and credible witnesses when trial procedures accommodate their special needs. This video was produced to assist in the efforts being made to find ways to make it possible for children`s voices to be heard in court without harm to them or to the rights of defendants. Through a dramatic presentation of a criminal court trial involving two child witnesses alleged to be sexually abused, the video highlights issues relevant to any kind of case in which children are called upon to testify. The film shows how judges can make proceedings less intimidating to children, and also shows how such measures in no way compromise the search for truth.

A Sense of Place

The question I seek to answer is this : do authentic places confer an authentic sense of place on those who consider themselves regulars in such locations ?

Author: Diana Dull



Category: Ethnology

Page: 782

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A Sense of Place

The importance of regional southern characteristics slowly evolved to a stronger presence — the sense of place . A SENSE OF PLACE The term “ a sense of ...

Author: Diane J. Gingold

Publisher: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

ISBN: UVA:X002074756

Category: Art

Page: 16

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Sense of Place Health and Quality of Life

Similarly, Butz and Eyles (1997) extend the understanding of sense of place in humanistic geography by including concepts from political geography and ...

Author: Allison Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351901154

Category: Science

Page: 248

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A significant body of theoretical and empirical studies describes 'sense of place' as an outcome of interconnected psychological, social and environmental processes in relation to physical place(s). Sense of place has been examined, particularly in human geography, in terms of both the character intrinsic to a place as a localized, bounded and material entity, and the sentiments of attachment/detachment that humans experience and express in relation to specific places. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines are increasingly exploring the relationship between place and health, and recently, the field of public health has been encouraged to recognize sense of place as a potential contributing factor to well-being. It is evident that over the last few decades, sense of place has developed into a versatile construct. This important book brings together work related to sense of place and health, broadly defined, from the perspective of a variety of fields and disciplines. It will give the reader an understanding of both the range of applications of this construct within approaches to human health as well as the breadth of research methodologies employed in its investigation.

A Sense of Place

The local environment Getting to know the area where we live and grow up helps us to develop our 'sense of place'. What are the main features of your local ...

Author: Susan Ogier

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237535797

Category: Art and design

Page: 32

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Designed for elementary students, this series inspires creativity based on observations and sensory perceptions. Famous works of art and art history introduce thoughtful projects. Covering techniques for textiles, landscapes, depicting movement, and using found objects in art, these books are sure to inspire young artists.

A sense of place

Rather, I look on A Sense of Place as a deliberately selective and personalized portrait of America and some of her people.

Author: David Lamb

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0812921593

Category: History

Page: 290

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A lyrical and perceptive portrait of the people of America provides a close-up look at rural America through the eyes of farmers, ranchers, cowboys, hobos, and other colorful characters who speak candidly about their threatened way of life. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Elderburbia Aging with a Sense of Place in America

Aging with a Sense of Place in America Philip B. Stafford. Beyond the soil, local food enters into the network of social relationships sustained in ...

Author: Philip B. Stafford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313364372

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 187

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An informed and often moving account of the crucial role of place in the lives of elders and what researchers and city planners are doing—and need to do—to make communities more age-friendly. • 20 individual profiles of community development initiatives and design guidelines for elder-friendly communities, participatory research, and planning methods • Excerpts from original ethnographic research on the sense of place and meaning of home, sociability design guidelines, and participation methods • Graphics depicting elder-friendly community indicators and four domains of an elder-friendly community • An extensive bibliography drawing on sources from anthropology, community planning, gerontology, and the broad literature on sense of place and phenomenology

Constructing a Sense of Place

Erez Tzfadia1 Introduction The issues surrounding the study of 'place', 'space' and 'sense of place' have in the last few years become principal items on ...

Author: Haim Yacobi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351949330

Category: Architecture

Page: 370

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While it is widely recognized that architects and their architecture play a key role in constructing a sense of place, the inherent nexus between an architectural ideology and the production of national space and place has so far been neglected. Focusing on the Zionist ideology, this book brings together practising architects and academics to critically examine the role of architects, architecture and spatial practices as mediators between national ideology and the politicization of space. The book first of all sets out the wider context of theoretical debates concerning the role of architecture in the process of constructing a sense of place then divides into six main sections. The book not only provides an innovative new perspective on how the Israeli state had developed, but also sheds light on how architecture shapes national identity in any post-colonial and settler state.

A Sense of Place

sense. of. place? Children can more easily move, feel, notice and stretch their bodies, and learn about themselves and others when they are outdoors.

Author: Annie Davy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472953667

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Being outside and connecting with nature is key to young children's learning and wellbeing, especially in a busy, fast-changing and digitalised world. Outdoors, children can more easily connect to their bodies, and learn about themselves and others and how to be in the world. They use their senses to explore, understand and become mindful of the earth and the people around them. But how can Early Years practitioners best support young children as they engage with nature, while also passing on the values about the future of the planet? Annie Davy presents tried-and-tested strategies that support the wellbeing and learning journey of children through mindfulness, with a focus on learning outdoors and connecting with the world. A Sense of Place is an easily accessible guide that will make outdoor learning more interesting and fun, while also supporting children's development of resilience and resourcefulness so that they can survive and thrive in the world as they grow.

Sense of Place and Sense of Planet

Through a deliberate place-based gaze, by learning how to move between worlds, ... By developing appreciation for the biosphere, in liberating your sense of ...

Author: Ursula K. Heise

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199714800

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet analyzes the relationship between the imagination of the global and the ethical commitment to the local in environmentalist thought and writing from the 1960s to the present. Part One critically examines the emphasis on local identities and communities in North American environmentalism by establishing conceptual connections between environmentalism and ecocriticism, on one hand, and theories of globalization, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism, on the other. It proposes the concept of "eco-cosmopolitanism" as a shorthand for envisioning these connections and the cultural and aesthetic forms into which they translate. Part Two focuses on conceptualizations of environmental danger and connects environmentalist and ecocritical thought with the interdisciplinary field of risk theory in the social sciences, arguing that environmental justice theory and ecocriticism stand to benefit from closer consideration of the theories of cosmopolitanism that have arisen in this field from the analysis of transnational communities at risk. Both parts of the book combine in-depth theoretical discussion with detailed analyses of novels, poems, films, computer software and installation artworks from the US and abroad that translate new connections between global, national and local forms of awareness into innovative aesthetic forms combining allegory, epic, and views of the planet as a whole with modernist and postmodernist strategies of fragmentation, montage, collage, and zooming.

Habitus A Sense of Place

We discern a distinct police habitus which affords the police not only a sense of their own place, but also a sense of the place of criminals and of the ...

Author: Emma Rooksby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351931854

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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Habitus is a concept developed by the late French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, as a 'sense of one's place...a sense of the other's place'. It relates to our perceptions of the positions (or 'place') of ourselves and other people in the world in which we live and how these perceptions affect our actions and interactions with places and people. Habitus implies that a web of complex processes links the physical, the social and the mental. Inspired by this concept, this compelling book brings together leading scholars from interdisciplinary fields to examine ways in which spaces and places are constructed, interpreted and used by different people. This second edition contains updated chapter material, together with an entirely new introduction and revised conclusions which recognise the importance of Bourdieu's work. This publication is a tribute to Pierre Bourdieu's remarkable contribution to the fields of sociology, anthropology, geography, political philosophy and urban planning.

A Sense of Place

So I think that for a traveler, a person who spends a month in a place, ... I wonder what you think is most important to create that sense of place.

Author: Michael Shapiro

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361810

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.

A Sense of Place

The Life and Work of Forrest Shreve s Janice Emily Bowers A Sense of Place A Sense of Place The Life. A Sense of Place Front Cover.

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816510726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

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Forrest Shreve (1878-1950) was an internationally known plant ecologist who spent most of his career at the Carnegie Institution's Desert Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. Shreve's contributions to the study of plant ecology laid the groundwork for modern studies and several of his works came to be regarded as classics by ecologists worldwide. This first full-length study of Shreve's life and work demonstrates that he was more than a desert ecologist. His early work in Maryland and Jamaica gave him a breadth of expertise matched by few of his ecological contemporaries, and his studies of desert plant demography, the physiological ecology of rain-forest plants, and vegetational gradients on southwestern mountain ranges anticipated by decades recent trends in ecology. Tracing Shreve's development from student to scientist, Bowers evokes the rigors and delights of fieldwork in the first half of this century and shows how Shreve's sense of place informed his scientific thoughtÑmaking him, in his own words, "not an exile from some better place, but a man at home in an environment to which his life can be adjusted without physical or intellectual loss."