Landscape, Memory and History

Landscape, Memory and History

Anthropological Perspectives

eBook - 2003
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New expanded edition of a classic anthropology title that examines ethnicity as a dynamic and shifting aspect of social relations.

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

How do people perceive the land around them, and how is that perception changed by history? The contributors explore this question from an anthropological angle, assessing the connections between place, space, identity, nationalism, history and memory in a variety of different settings around the world. Taking historical change and memory as key themes, they offer a broad study that will appeal to a readership across the social sciences. Contributors from North America, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Europe explore a wide variety of case studies that includes seascapes in Jamaica; the Solomon Islands; the forests of Madagascar; Aboriginal and European notions of landscape in Australia; place and identity in 19th century maps and the bogs of Ireland; contemporary concerns over changing landscapes in Papua New Guinea; and representations of landscape and history in the poetry of the Scottish Borders.

Book News
Anthropologists from North America and the Antipodes present case studies of particular individuals, emplaced within a physical environment, who interact with others within their social environment through their remembered and imaginary experiences. Among the topics are landscape and history in the local poetry of the Scottish borders, memories of ancestry in the forests of Madagascar, routes and rootedness as sources of identity in Highlands New Guinea, and seascape and conflict in Jamaica. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto, 2003
ISBN: 9780585488981
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 246 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Strathern, Andrew
Stewart, Pamela J.


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