No Sense of Place

QUESTION: You don't talk too much about feeling. GREENBERG: Oh, it's there. I said the other night that feeling is something I shy away from as a word because it lends itself to misunderstanding. I think it does so when Dr. Langer uses ...

Author: Joshua Meyrowitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839216

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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How have changes in media affected our everyday experience, behavior, and sense of identity? Such questions have generated endless arguments and speculations, but no thinker has addressed the issue with such force and originality as Joshua Meyrowitz in No Sense of Place. Advancing a daring and sophisticated theory, Meyrowitz shows how television and other electronic media have created new social situations that are no longer shaped by where we are or who is "with" us. While other media experts have limited the debate to message content, Meyrowitz focuses on the ways in which changes in media rearrange "who knows what about whom" and "who knows what compared to whom," making it impossible for us to behave with each other in traditional ways. No Sense of Place explains how the electronic landscape has encouraged the development of: -More adultlike children and more childlike adults; -More career-oriented women and more family-oriented men; and -Leaders who try to act more like the "person next door" and real neighbors who want to have a greater say in local, national, and international affairs. The dramatic changes fostered by electronic media, notes Meyrowitz, are neither entirely good nor entirely bad. In some ways, we are returning to older, pre-literate forms of social behavior, becoming "hunters and gatherers of an information age." In other ways, we are rushing forward into a new social world. New media have helped to liberate many people from restrictive, place-defined roles, but the resulting heightened expectations have also led to new social tensions and frustrations. Once taken-for-granted behaviors are now subject to constant debate and negotiation. The book richly explicates the quadruple pun in its title: Changes in media transform how we sense information and how we make sense of our physical and social places in the world.

Sense of Place Health and Quality of Life

Meyrowitz, J. (1985), No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Nairn, I. (1965), The American Landscape (New York: Random House). National Academy of Science.

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.

No Sense of Place

An analysis of how the media have come to alter every day social experiences for both adults and children.

Author: Joshua Meyrowitz

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195034740

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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An analysis of how the media have come to alter every day social experiences for both adults and children.

The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction

In fully historical - geographical terms , one can also say that Frank's parents had no " sense of their place " in the historical geography of the South . They were born in rural Iowa and passed through Davenport , El Reno , and Cicero ...

Author: Martyn Bone

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807130532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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For generations, southern novelists and critics have grappled with a concept that is widely seen as a trademark of their literature: a strong attachment to geography, or a "sense of place." In the 1930s, the Agrarians accorded special meaning to rural life, particularly the farm, in their definitions of southern identity. For them, the South seemed an organic and rooted region in contrast to the North, where real estate development and urban sprawl evoked a faceless, raw capitalism. By the end of the twentieth century, however, economic and social forces had converged to create a modernized South. How have writers responded to this phenomenon? Is there still a sense of place in the South, or perhaps a distinctly postsouthern sense of place? Martyn Bone innovatively draws upon postmodern thinking to consider the various perspectives that southern writers have brought to the concept of "place" and to look at its fate in a national and global context. He begins with a revisionist assessment of the Agrarians, who failed in their attempts to turn their proprietary ideal of the small farm into actual policy but whose broader rural aesthetic lived on in the work of neo-Agrarian writers, including William Faulkner and Eudora Welty. By the 1950s, adherence to this aesthetic was causing southern writers and critics to lose sight of the social reality of a changing South. Bone turns to more recent works that do respond to the impact of capitalist spatial development on the South -- and on the nation generally -- including that self-declared "international city" Atlanta. Close readings of novels by Robert Penn Warren, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, Anne Rivers Siddons, Tom Wolfe, and Toni Cade Bambara illuminate evolving ideas about capital, land, labor, and class while introducing southern literary studies into wider debates around social, cultural, and literary geography. Bone concludes his remarkably rich book by considering works of Harry Crews and Barbara Kingsolver that suggest the southern sense of place may be not only post-Agrarian or postsouthern but also transnational.

Mediated Identities in the Futures of Place Emerging Practices and Spatial Cultures

... are said to be responsible for an increased loss of sense of place or what Relph referred to as placelessness, ... Joshua Meyrowitz stated that in our modern 'electronic society',32 people increasingly have 'no sense ofplace'.

Author: Lakshmi Priya Rajendran

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030062378

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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This book examines the emerging problems and opportunities that are posed by media innovations, spatial typologies, and cultural trends in (re)shaping identities within the fast-changing milieus of the early 21st Century. Addressing a range of social and spatial scales and using a phenomenological frame of reference, the book draws on the works of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Don Hide to bridge the seemingly disparate, yet related theoretical perspectives across a number of disciplines. Various perspectives are put forward from media, human geography, cultural studies, technologies, urban design and architecture etc. and looked at thematically from networked culture and digital interface (and other) perspectives. The book probes the ways in which new digital media trends affect how and what we communicate, and how they drive and reshape our everyday practices. This mediatization of space, with fast evolving communication platforms and applications of digital representations, offers challenges to our notions of space, identity and culture and the book explores the diverse yet connected levels of technology and people interaction.

Urban Sprawl

There is little sense of place and even less opportunity to put down roots.16 Oldenburg is merely reflecting on the result of years of poorly planned communities. Development and availability of the personal automobile has also ...

Author: David C. Soule

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313320381

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

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Top scholars offer historical, legal, political, and socio-economic insights into the causes, effects, and solutions to urban sprawl in this even-handed account of the spreading suburbanization of America.

Arts in Place

It's like you're in your own little city where you live. (Indianapolis arts sector member) These neighbourhoods however have 'no sense of place in this area, no gathering place, no hub, no centre, no main drag' (Big Car artist), ...

Author: Cara Courage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317333616

Category: Science

Page: 228

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This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analysing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members are seen as equal experts in the process. Drawing on examples of local level projects from the USA and Europe, the book explores the impact of these projects on the people involved, on their relationship to the place around them, and on city policy and planning practice. Case studies include Art Tunnel Smithfield, Dublin, an outdoor art gallery and community space in an impoverished area of the city; The Drawing Shed, London, a contemporary arts practice operating in housing estates and parks in Walthamstow; and Big Car, Indianapolis, an arts organisation operating across the whole of this Midwest city. This book offers a timely contribution, bridging the gap between cultural studies and placemaking. It will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners working in geography, urban studies, architecture, planning, sociology, cultural studies and the arts.

Beyond Homelessness

To our Western way of thinking, they have no fixed residence; nevertheless, they have a clear sense of place within a geographically circumscribed area. The borders of their territory are well defined, and their movements are determined ...

Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802846921

Category: Religion

Page: 361

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This book is a brilliant use of metaphor that makes clear why the world leaves us feeling so uneasy!

The Media and Globalization

Whilst Relph and others have argued that the penetration of media and communication changes places into non-places, Meyrowitz goes one step further in his influential book No Sense of Place (1985) where he claims that electronic media ...

Author: Terhi Rantanen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446235133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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`This is a necessary and very original book that really does address the lack of attention to media in previous discussions about globalization' - James Lull, San Jose State University There is practically no globalization without media and communications. Yet this relationship is so obvious it is often overlooked. Rantanen challenges conventional ways of thinking about globalization and shows it cannot be understood without studying the role of the media. This book offers: - a clear and accessible overview of globalization and the pivotal role of the media - an introduction to the concepts and theories of globalization - empirical data on the production and consumption of media - a methodology for relating individual, local experiences to the global picture Rantanen has made this complex and huge subject very accessible by using personal histories and pictures to engage the reader. It will be invaluable to students in international media, cultural studies, communications and international relations.

Key Themes In Media Theory

In No Sense of Place (1985), Meyrowitz argues that 'electronic media, especially television, have had a tremendous impact on Americans' sense of place' (Meyrowitz 1985: 308). While Goffman tends to think of social situations in physical ...

Author: Laughey, Dan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335218134

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Key Themes is a critical introduction to key theories of media for undergraduate students.

Machines That Become Us

To make sense of the consequences of new media , they propose the concept of “ social presence ” to account for users ... Meyrowitz , however , identifies a new class of social problems that arise from no sense of place such as the ...

Author: James Everett Katz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0765801582

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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Social critics and artificial intelligence experts have long prophesized that computers and robots would soon relegate humans to the dustbin of history. This volume explores the increasingly cozy relationship between people and their personal communication technologies.

Communication Theory Today

See also , Meyrowitz , No Sense of Place , pp . 258-65 , for an analysis of the many historical hints to the role of literacy in the development of childhood ' . 13 Anne Oakley , Sex , Gender and Society ( New York : Harper & Row ...

Author: David J. Crowley

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804723478

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This state-of-the-art overview reflects the rich variety of approaches and disciplines embraced by contemporary communication studies. The book consists of thirteen original essays by some of the most prominent communication scholars, including Ien Ang, Deidre Boden, David Crowley, James M. Collins, Klaus Krippendorff, William Leiss, Denis McQuail, William Melody, Joshua Meyrowitz, David Mitchell, Mark Poster, Majid Tehranian, John B. Thompson and Teun A. van Dijk.

Aristotle s Physics and Its Medieval Varieties

As finite causes occupying place, purely immaterial angels stand completely distinguished from God, ... without breaking the law of noncontradiction, but it gives no sense of what such location would entail, or how it would occur.

Author: Helen S. Lang

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438410043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

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This book considers the concepts that lay at the heart of natural philosophy and physics from the time of Aristotle until the fourteenth century. The first part presents Aristotelian ideas and the second part presents the interpretation of these ideas by Philoponus, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, John Buridan, and Duns Scotus. Across the eight chapters, the problems and texts from Aristotle that set the stage for European natural philosophy as it was practiced from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries are considered first as they appear in Aristotle and then as they are reconsidered in the context of later interests. The study concludes with an anticipation of Newton and the sense in which Aristotle’s physics had been transformed.

Designing for the 21st Century

Runaway World: How Globalisation is Shaping Our Lives. London: Profile Books. MEYROWITZ, J., 1985. No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press. WILLIAMS, R. and EDGE, D., 1996.

Author: Tom Inns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351964722

Category: Design

Page: 344

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As we become familiar with the 21st century we can see that what we are designing is changing, new technologies support the creation of new forms of product and service, and new pressures on business and society demand the design of solutions to increasingly complex problems, sometimes local, often global in nature. Customers, users and stakeholders are no longer passive recipients of design, expectations are higher, and increased participation is often essential. This book explores these issues through the work of 21 research teams. Over a twelve-month period each of these groups held a series of workshops and events to examine different facets of future design activity as part of the UK's research council supported Designing for the 21st Century Research Initiative. Each of these 21 contributions describes the context of enquiry, the journey taken by the research team and key insights generated through discourse. Editor and Initiative Director, Tom Inns, provides an introductory chapter that suggests ways that the reader might navigate these different viewpoints.

Surviving in Two Worlds

Europeans for a long time have had no sense of home, no sense of place. They've been wandering for so long. They see their home always, or only, in the sky — not on earth. Indian people have a long tradition of place.

Author: Lois Crozier-Hogle

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292789647

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Surviving in Two Worlds brings together the voices of twenty-six Native American leaders. The interviewees come from a variety of tribal backgrounds and include such national figures as Oren Lyons, Arvol Looking Horse, John Echohawk, William Demmert, Clifford Trafzer, Greg Sarris, and Roxanne Swentzell. Their interviews are divided into five sections, grouped around the themes of tradition, history and politics, healing, education, and culture. They take readers into their lives, their dreams and fears, their philosophies and experiences, and show what they are doing to assure the survival of their peoples and cultures, as well as the earth as a whole. Their analyses of the past and present, and especially their counsels for the future, are timely and urgent.

This Place of Memory

As for myself , I was launching a new career , hoboing , something no man could possibly fail at . But I could and did . I found no sense of place any place on any rail we rode . Nor did I find comfort and convenience in any of their ...

Author: Joyce Gibson Roach

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 0929398327

Category: History

Page: 161

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A volume that may be savored in small sips or large gulps, from such writers as Elmer Kelton, Betsy Colquitt, and many more.

Bloody Meadows

but no sense of the landscape of 1066 has survived (Plate 22). CONCLUSION: EXPERIENCE OF PLACE AND PLACES OF EXPERIENCE This chapter has sought to order our sites not by alphabetical listing as in Chapter Three nor by their components ...

Author: John Carman

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495385

Category: History

Page: 242

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By investigating the sites of historical battlefields, Bloody Meadows shows that an insight can be developed into the minds of those who fought, and into some of our own expectations about war.

Built for Growth

Bellevue, in contrast, has no sense of place. The downtown core consists of a number of office buildings dissected by clamorous, congested multilane streets. Surrounding neighborhoods are generically suburban.

Author: Arthur Rubinfeld

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131465749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

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If there's one thing that's consistent in today's business world, it's rapid change. So how do you not only stay steady but actually grow'and quickly enough to stay safely ahead of your competitors? Built for Growth delivers specific solutions to create a brand and presence that generates true customer passion, as you lay a solid foundation for long-term success. Author Arthur Rubinfeld was a major driver in Starbucks' unprecedented retail expansion from 100 stores to more than 4000-- and its transformation into one of the world's most recognized brands. Here he draws on his singular expertise to present a proven, holistic approach to conceiving, designing, and executing your business plan: creating exciting concepts, growing them to fruition in local markets, expanding rapidly, and keeping your brand fresh and relevant as it matures. His revolutionary approach to business strategy embodies strong personal values, promotes exceptional creativity, leverages scientific methodology in finance and market analysis, and brings it all together with 'old-time' customer service.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media

With the publication of Meyrowitz' No Sense of Place (1985), these ideas were extended to the field of media and communication technologies. Inspired on the one hand by Goffman's (1959/1990) theories of the social geography of everyday ...

Author: Mona Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317215066

Category: Social Science

Page: 28

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This is the first authoritative reference work to map the multifaceted and vibrant site of citizen media research and practice, incorporating insights from across a wide range of scholarly areas. Citizen media is a fast-evolving terrain that cuts across a variety of disciplines. It explores the physical artefacts, digital content, performative interventions, practices and discursive expressions of affective sociality that ordinary citizens produce as they participate in public life to effect aesthetic or socio-political change. The seventy-seven entries featured in this pioneering resource provide a rigorous overview of extant scholarship, deliver a robust critique of key research themes and anticipate new directions for research on a variety of topics. Cross-references and recommended reading suggestions are included at the end of each entry to allow scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to identify relevant connections across diverse areas of citizen media scholarship and explore further avenues of research. Featuring contributions by leading scholars and supported by an international panel of consultant editors, the Encyclopedia is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in media studies, social movement studies, performance studies, political science and a variety of other disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. It will also be of interest to non-academics involved in activist movements and those working to effect change in various areas of social life.

The Digital City

4 Joshua Meyrowitz, No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985). 5 Edward Relph, Place and Placelessness (London: Sage, 1976), 90. Relph also blames increased mobility ...

Author: Germaine R. Halegoua

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479882199

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Shows how digital media connects people to their lived environments Every day, millions of people turn to small handheld screens to search for their destinations and to seek recommendations for places to visit. They may share texts or images of themselves and these places en route or after their journey is complete. We don’t consciously reflect on these activities and probably don’t associate these practices with constructing a sense of place. Critics have argued that digital media alienates users from space and place, but this book argues that the exact opposite is true: that we habitually use digital technologies to re-embed ourselves within urban environments. The Digital City advocates for the need to rethink our everyday interactions with digital infrastructures, navigation technologies, and social media as we move through the world. Drawing on five case studies from global and mid-sized cities to illustrate the concept of “re-placeing,” Germaine R. Halegoua shows how different populations employ urban broadband networks, social and locative media platforms, digital navigation, smart cities, and creative placemaking initiatives to turn urban spaces into places with deep meanings and emotional attachments. Through timely narratives of everyday urban life, Halegoua argues that people use digital media to create a unique sense of place within rapidly changing urban environments and that a sense of place is integral to understanding contemporary relationships with digital media.