Culture, Landscape, and the Environment: The Linacre Lectures 1997

Hardcover | November 15, 2000

EditorKate Flint, Howard Morphy

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The environment we inhabit is inseparable from culture. The contributors to this volume move through time and space - from prehistoric Europe to the Enlightenment, and from Aboriginal Australia to the industrial heart of Britain - to compare the ways in which the environment is constructedin different ways across cultures. The book transcends disciplinary boundaries, bringing together leading anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers, historians, and literary scholars to provide challenging perspectives on the ways in which culture influences human conceptions of landscape andthe environment. The essays explore the interrelationship between values and emotions associated with 'landscape', and the economic practices that help to shape the physical and social environments in which people live. The book provides powerful evidence of the role of culture in shaping ourunderstanding of the material world.

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The environment we inhabit is inseparable from culture. The contributors to this volume move through time and space - from prehistoric Europe to the Enlightenment, and from Aboriginal Australia to the industrial heart of Britain - to compare the ways in which the environment is constructedin different ways across cultures. The book ...

Kate Flint is a Reader in Victorian and Modern English Literature, and Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford. Howard Morphy is a Director, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University, Canberra.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:November 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionHoward Morphy and Kate Flint: 1. Roy Porter: 'In England's Green and Pleasant Land': The English Enlightenment and the Environment2. Marilyn Strathern: Environments Within: An Ethnographic Commentary on Scale3. Fred R. Myers: Ways of Place-making4. Barry Cunliffe: Landscapes with People5. John House: The French Nineteenth-century Landscape6. Isobel Armstrong: Technology and Text: Glass Consciousness and Nineteenth-century Culture7. Harriet Rivo: Our Animal Environment8. David Lowenthal: Environment as Heritage