A Sense of Place a Sense of Time

Written with his customary lucidity and elegance, this book reveals Jackson's passion for vernacular culture, his insights into a style of life that blurs the boundaries between work and leisure, between middle and working classes, and ...

Author: John Brinckerhoff Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300063970

Category: Science

Page: 212

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J.B. Jackson, a pioneer in the field of landscape studies, here takes us on a tour of American landscapes past and present, showing how our surroundings reflect important changes in our culture. Because we live in urban and industrial environments that are constantly evolving, says Jackson, time and movement are increasingly important to us and place and permanence are less so. We no longer gain a feeling of community from where we live or where we assemble but from common work hours, habits, and customs. Jackson examines the new vernacular landscape of trailers, parking lots, trucks, loading docks, and suburban garages, which all reflect this emphasis on mobility and transience; he redefines roads as scenes of work and leisure and social intercourse--as places, rather than as means of getting to places; he argues that public parks are now primarily for children, older people, and nature lovers, while more mobile or gregarious people seek recreation in shopping malls, in the street, and in sports arenas; he traces the development of dwellings in New Mexico from prehistoric Pueblo villages to mobile homes; and he criticizes the tendency of some environmentalists to venerate nature instead of interacting with it and learning to share it with others in temporary ways. Written with his customary lucidity and elegance, this book reveals Jackson's passion for vernacular culture, his insights into a style of life that blurs the boundaries between work and leisure, between middle and working classes, and between public and private spaces.

A Sense of Place

Describes how middle-class African Americans, both men and women, built a community in a Birmingham suburb, through business, the schools, and other institutions

Author: Lynne B. Feldman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048755972

Category: History

Page: 326

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Describes how middle-class African Americans, both men and women, built a community in a Birmingham suburb, through business, the schools, and other institutions

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: 9781932361087

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.

Sense of Place Health and Quality of Life

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.

Author: John Eyles

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754673324

Category: Science

Page: 221

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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 withi

A Sense of Place

Chef Sonia, Anthony shares a number of simple, easy recipes showcasing this fabulous produce and reminding us all a taste of home is often best.

Author: Sonia Anthony

Publisher: Of the World Publishing

ISBN: 0995442517

Category: Cooking

Page: 130

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Join us on a journey around Central Victoria and meet food and wine producers who are ensuring they are making their land and their community a better place - as well as creating fabulous produce. Chef Sonia, Anthony shares a number of simple, easy recipes showcasing this fabulous produce and reminding us all a taste of home is often best.

A Sense of Place

This is a collection of historical and biographical non-fiction short pieces on Scotland and Edinburgh inspired by the title 'A Sense of Place'.

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Publisher: Waverley Books Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123253754

Category: English literature

Page: 192

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This is a collection of historical and biographical non-fiction short pieces on Scotland and Edinburgh inspired by the title 'A Sense of Place'.

Constructing a Sense of Place

Practicing and academic Israeli architects, along with scholars of history, geography, and art from there and elsewhere, critically examine the inherent nexus between ideology and the construction of a sense of place, and explore the role ...

Author: Professor Matthew Carmona

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754634272

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

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Practicing and academic Israeli architects, along with scholars of history, geography, and art from there and elsewhere, critically examine the inherent nexus between ideology and the construction of a sense of place, and explore the role of architecture and planning as efficient yet polemic practices that serve the hegemonic agenda. The two interrelated themes on which their studies pivot are the role of architects and planners, architecture and planning as mediators between national ideology and the politicization of space; and how the very act of shaping the landscape contributes to the construction of a sense of place. The Apartheid Wall is not mentioned

Thoreaus Sense of Place

The contributors to this stimulating collection address the ways in which Thoreau and his successors attempt to cope with the basic epistemological split between perceiver and place inherent in writing about nature; related discussions ...

Author: Richard J. Schneider

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587293115

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 324

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Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how “green,” how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has this sense of place affected the tradition of nature writing in America? The contributors to this stimulating collection address the ways in which Thoreau and his successors attempt to cope with the basic epistemological split between perceiver and place inherent in writing about nature; related discussions involve the kinds of discourse most effective for writing about place. They focus on the impact on Thoreau and his successors of culturally constructed assumptions deriving from science, politics, race, gender, history, and literary conventions. Finally, they explore the implications surrounding a writer's appropriation or even exploitation of places and objects.

Ecomuseums

"Using case studies from around the world, Ecomuseums: A Sense of Place assesses the current range of activities undertaken by ecomuseums and suggests ways in which they might contribute towards ecotourism and sustainable communities.

Author: Peter Davis

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024911146

Category: Nature

Page: 271

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"Using case studies from around the world, Ecomuseums: A Sense of Place assesses the current range of activities undertaken by ecomuseums and suggests ways in which they might contribute towards ecotourism and sustainable communities."--Jacket.

Sense Of Place

With its focus on cultural manifestations and its folkloristic perspective this book provides a fresh and needed contribution to regional studies.

Author: Barbara Allen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813158426

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their book is the first to deal specifically with regional culture and the first to employ the perspective of folklore in the study of regional identity and consciousness. The authors range widely over the United States, from the Eastern Shore to the Pacific Northwest, from the Southern Mountains to the Great Plains. They look at a variety of cultural expressions and practices -- legends, anecdotes, songs, foodways, architecture, and crafts. Tying their work together is a common consideration of how regional culture shapes and is shaped by the consciousness of living in a special place. In exploring this dimension of regional culture the authors consider the influence of natural environment and historical experience on the development of regional culture, the role of ethnicity in regional consciousness, the tensions between insiders and outsiders that stem from a sense of regional identity, and the changes in culture in response to social and economic change. With its focus on cultural manifestations and its folkloristic perspective this book provides a fresh and needed contribution to regional studies. Writ¬ten in a clear, readable style, it will appeal to general readers interested in American regions and their cultures. At the same time the research and analytical approach make it useful not only to folklorists but to cultural geographers, anthropologists, and other scholars of regional studies.

Galway

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

Publisher:

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.