Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity
Author: Marco Benoît Carbone
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1350118192
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity Book Excerpt:

Turning to a region of South Italy associated with Greater Greece and the geographies of Homer's Odyssey, Marco Benoît Carbone delivers a historical and ethnographic treatment of how places defined in public imagination and media by their associated histories become sites of memory and identity, as their landscape and mythologies turn into insignia of a romanticised antiquity. For the ancient Greeks, Homer had set the marine monsters of the Odyssey in the Strait between Calabria and Sicily. Since then, this passage has been glowing with the aura of its mythological landmarks. Travellers and tourists have played Odysseus by re-enacting his journey. Scholars and explorers have explained the myths as metaphors of whirlpools and marine fauna. The iconic Strait and village of Scilla have turned into place-myths and playgrounds, defined by the region's heritage. Carbone observes the enduring impact of Hellas on the real Strait today. The continuous rekindling of cultural and visual traditions of place in the arts, media, travel, and tourism have intersected with philhellenic historiographies, shaping local policies, public histories, views of development, and forms of Hellenicist identitarianism. Elements of society have celebrated the landscape of the Odyssey, appropriated Homer as their imagined heirs, and purported themselves as the original Europeans–pandering to outdated ideological appropriations of 'classical' antiquity and exclusionary, West-centric views of the Mediterranean.

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity
Author: Marco Benoît Carbone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781350118218
Category: Civilization, Western
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity Book Excerpt:

Introduction -- Notes on Places and People -- List of Illustrations -- 1. The Strait of Homer and the Strait of Reality -- 2. Chronotopes of Hellas: The Grand Tour -- 3. Mediterranean Place-Myths -- 4. Myth of Myths: Mapping the Odyssey -- 5. Materialising Heritage: Tourism in Scilla -- 6. Denizens of the Odyssey -- 7. Conclusions: (Re)-Imagining the Strait -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Human Geography of the UK

Human Geography of the UK
Author: David Graham,Irene Hardill,Eleonore Kofman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1134611625
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Geography of the UK Book Excerpt:

This new key textbook for introductory courses in human geography provides first and second-year undergraduates with a comprehensive thematic approach to the changing human geography of the UK at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering local, regional, national, European and global issues, it also explores in some detail topics which are part of the lived experience of undergraduates themselves, such as crime, unemployment, social exclusion and AIDS. User-friendly textbook features include: * chapter introductions, summaries and important theoretical principles * up-to-date further reading and key on-line sources * case studies, examples and revision questions.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Author: Gary L. Gaile,Cort J. Willmott
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780199295869
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Surveys American geographers' current research in their speciality areas and tracks trends and innovations in the subfields of geography. Based on a process of review and revision, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. The authors were chosen by their specialty groups of the American Association of Geographers.

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society
Author: Robin Osborne,Lyndal Roper
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2004-07-15
ISBN: 9780521837699
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society Book Excerpt:

A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 7242
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN: 0081022964
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography Book Excerpt:

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context

Representing Place and Territorial Identities in Europe

Representing Place and Territorial Identities in Europe
Author: Tiziana Banini,Oana-Ramona Ilovan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2021-04-17
ISBN: 3030667669
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representing Place and Territorial Identities in Europe Book Excerpt:

This book provides insight into the topic of place and territorial identity, which involves both the dimension of collective belonging and the politics of territorial planning and enhancement. It considers the social, economic and political effects of territorial identity representations among others in terms of mystification, spatial fetishism, and the creation of place and territorial stereotypes. A mixed methodology is employed to research case studies at diverse territorial scales which are relevant to the impact of a variety of factors on place/territorial identity processes such as migration, political and economic changes, natural disasters, land use changes, etc. Visual imagery, constructing visual discourses and living within visual cultures are placed in the foreground and refer to among others the changes and challenges introduced by the Internet and social networks in place/territory representations and self-representations; identity politics and its impact on place/territorial identity representations; discourses in shaping representations and self-representations of territorial/place-based identities related to collective memory, cultural heritage, invented tradition, imagined communities and other key notions.

Key Concepts in Historical Geography

Key Concepts in Historical Geography
Author: John Morrissey,David Nally,Ulf Strohmayer,Yvonne Whelan
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-02-17
ISBN: 1446297233
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Concepts in Historical Geography Book Excerpt:

Key Concepts in Historical Geography forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 24 short essays, it provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Historical Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field 24 key concepts entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and covers the expected staples from the discipline - from people, space and place to colonialism and geopolitics - in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, it is is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Geography Topography Landscape

Geography  Topography  Landscape
Author: Marios Skempis,Ioannis Ziogas
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN: 3110315319
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geography Topography Landscape Book Excerpt:

By introducing a multifaceted approach to epic geography, the editors of the volume wish to provide a critical assessment of spatial perception, of its repercussions on shaping narrative as well as of its discursive traits and cultural contexts. Taking the genre-specific boundaries of Greco-Roman epic poetry as a case in point, a team of international scholars examines issues that lie at the heart of modern criticism on human geography. Modern and ancient discourse on space representations revolves around the nation-shaping force of geography, the gendered dynamics of landscapes, the topography of isolation and integration, the politics of imperialism, globalization, environmentalism as well as the power of language and narrative to turn space into place. One of the major aims of the volume is to show that the world of the Classics is not just the origin, but the essence of current debates on spatial constructions and reconstructions.

Leisure Tourism Geographies

Leisure Tourism Geographies
Author: David Crouch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1135115184
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leisure Tourism Geographies Book Excerpt:

Leisure and Tourism Geographies considers leisure/tourism as an encounter. An encounter that exists between people, between people and space and between people and their expectations, experiences and desires. The contributors explore diverse aspects of leisure and tourism, ranging from the methodologies behind leisure practices to detailed case studies including: *Disneyland, Paris *tourism in sacred landscapes *leisure practices in cyberspace *leisure and yachting *use of recreational/holiday cottages *National Parks, local parks and gardens Presenting an exciting mix of attitudes and ideas concerning leisure and tourism, this book documents a lively debate, placing geography at its centre.

Christina Reid s Theatre of Memory and Identity

Christina Reid s Theatre of Memory and Identity
Author: Rachel Tracie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-10-05
ISBN: 3319978764
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christina Reid s Theatre of Memory and Identity Book Excerpt:

This book is a study of the plays, performances and writings of Christina Reid. It explores Reid’s work through her own words, both in interviews and writings; through theoretical engagements in other disciplines, such as psychology and geography; and through responses to her plays in production. It is a compilation of sorts, gathering together interviews, critical material, unpublished works and theatrical reviews to reflect the breadth and depth of Reid’s contribution to the theatrical culture of Northern Ireland, during the Troubles and beyond.

Geographies of Commemoration in a Digital World

Geographies of Commemoration in a Digital World
Author: Danielle Drozdzewski,Shanti Sumartojo,Emma Waterton
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021
ISBN: 981164019X
Category: Collective memory
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Commemoration in a Digital World Book Excerpt:

'How does Anzac feel? Why does it continue to have such a hold on the Australian imagination? And how are digital technologies affecting the ways that we experience Anzac? These are the questions at the heart of this compelling and innovative new book by Danielle Drozdzewski, Shanti Sumartojo and Emma Waterton. It argues convincingly for a new geography of commemoration that recognises the complex ways that digital commemoration interacts with traditional forms. The authors' insights have important applications in enabling scholars across disciplines to better understand the affective appeal of state-sponsored mythologies.' -Dr Carolyn Holbrook, DECRA Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia 'This accessible book reveals the deep, emotional and mnemonic digital and cultural work of the public during national commemorations. This is cultural work through the co-produced methodology that offers the reader new ways of undertaking participatory research in memory studies. Story becomes action (real-time and remembered) as the authors reveal the phatic experience of Australia's Anzac memories online as a constellation of digital places and feelings and fresh empirical evidence of non-conformity. The originality of this book lies in its collaborative methods across different but inter-related approaches to researching remembrance in the 21st century.' -Joanne Garde-Hansen, Professor of Culture, Media & Communication, University of Warwick, UK This book reframes commemoration through distinctly geographical lenses, locating it within experiential and digital worlds. It interrogates the role of power in representations of memory and shows how experiences of commemoration sit within, alongside and in contrast to its official normative forms. The book charts how memories, places and experiences of commemoration play out and have, or have not, changed in and through a digital world. Key to the book's exploration is a new epistemology of memory, underpinned by an embodied research approach.--

Planet Geography

Planet Geography
Author: Stephen Codrington
Publsiher: Solid Star Press
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0957981937
Category: Environmental geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planet Geography Book Excerpt:

"Geography for students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, New South Wales Higher School Certificate, and other senior secondary geography courses with a contemporary global focus" -- back cover.

The Idea of Anglo Saxon England in Middle English Romance

The Idea of Anglo Saxon England in Middle English Romance
Author: Robert Allen Rouse
Publsiher: DS Brewer
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781843840411
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idea of Anglo Saxon England in Middle English Romance Book Excerpt:

Investigation into the importance of the Anglo-Saxon past in medieval literature.

Young People Place and Identity

Young People  Place and Identity
Author: Peter E. Hopkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1136975705
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young People Place and Identity Book Excerpt:

Young People, Place and Identity offers a series of rich insights into young people’s everyday lives. What places do young people engage with on a daily basis? How do they use these places? How do their identities influence these contexts? By working through common-sense understandings of young people’s behaviours and the places they occupy, the author seeks to answer these and other questions. In doing so the book challenges and re-shapes understandings of young people’s relationships with different places and identities. The textbook is one of the first books to map out the scales, themes and sites engaged with by young people on a daily basis as they construct their multiple identities. The scales explored here include the body, neighbourhood and community, mobilities and transitions and urban-rural settings and how these all shape and are shaped by young people’s identities. Each chapter explores how social identities (such as race, gender, sexuality, class, disability and religion) are constructed within particular contexts and influenced by multiple processes of inclusion and exclusion. These discussions are supported by details of the research methods and ethical issues involved in researching young people’s lives. Drawing upon research from a range of contexts, including Europe, North America and Australasia, this book demonstrates the complex ways in which young people creatively shape, contest and resist their engagements with different places and identities. The range of issues, topics and case studies explored include: ethical and methodological issues in youth research; youth subcultures; experiences of home; territorialism; youth and crime; political engagement and participation; responses to global issues; engagements with different institutional contexts; negotiating public space; the transition to adulthood; drinking cultures. The author explores these issues through blending together original empirical research, theory and policy. Individual chapters are supported by key themes, project ideas and suggested further reading. Details of key authors, journals and research centres and organisations are also included at the end of the book. This textbook will be pertinent for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic researchers interested in better understanding the relationships between young people, places and identities.

Geographies of Muslim Identities

Geographies of Muslim Identities
Author: Peter Hopkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 131712913X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Muslim Identities Book Excerpt:

In recent years, geographies of identities, including those of ethnicity, religion, 'race' and gender, have formed an increasing focus of contemporary human geography. The events of September 11th, 2001 particularly illustrated the ways in which identities can be transformed across time and space by both global and local events of a social, cultural, political and economic nature. Such transformations have also demonstrated the temporal and spatial construction of hate and fear, and of increasing incidences of 'Islamophobia' through the construction of Muslims as 'the Other'. As the social scientific study of religion continues to be marginalized within mainstream scholarship, there remains an important gap in the literature. This timely book addresses this gap by collecting a range of cutting-edge contributions from the social, cultural, political, historical and economic sub-disciplines of geography, together with writings from gender studies, cultural studies and leisure studies where research has revealed a strong spatial dimension to the construction, representation, contestation and reworking of Muslim identities. The contributors illustrate the ways in which such identities are constructed, represented, negotiated and contested in everyday life in a wide variety of international contexts, focusing upon issues connected with diaspora, gender and belonging.

Narratives of Place Culture and Identity

Narratives of Place  Culture and Identity
Author: Anastasia Christou
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9053568786
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narratives of Place Culture and Identity Book Excerpt:

Annotation. Christou explores the phenomenon of 'return migration' in Greece through the settlement and identification processes of second-generation Greek-American returning migrants. She examines the meanings attached to the experience of return migration. The concepts of 'home' and 'belonging' figure prominently in the return migratory project which entails relocation and displacement as well as adjustment and alienation of bodies and selves. Furthermore, Christou considers the multiple interactions (social, cultural, political) between the place of origin and the place of destination; network ties; historical and global forces in the shaping of return migrant behaviour; and expressions of identity. The human geography of return migration extends beyond geographic movement into a diasporic journey involving (re)constructions of homeness and belongingness in the ancestral homeland. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789053568781. This title is available in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.

Doing Children s Geographies

Doing Children   s Geographies
Author: Lorraine van Blerk,Mike Kesby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 1317969022
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Children s Geographies Book Excerpt:

Doing Children’s Geographies provides a useful resource for all those embarking on research with young people. Drawing on reflections from original cutting-edge research undertaken across three continents, the book focuses on the challenges researchers face when working with children, youth and their families. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides alternatives to some of the difficulties researchers face and highlights methodological innovations as geographers uncover new and exciting ways of working. The second part specifically addresses the issues surrounding children and youth’s participation providing critiques of current practice and offering alternatives for increasing young people’s involvement in research design. Finally, the book broadens to a consideration of wider areas of concern for those working with children and youth. This section discusses the nature of childhood in relation to research, the place of emotions in research with young people and the process of undertaking applied research. This book was previously published as a special issue of Children's Geographies

New Age Travelers

New Age Travelers
Author: Kevin Hetherington
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN: 9780304339785
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Age Travelers Book Excerpt:

New age travelers are an alternative lifestyle movement that has influenced many young people in Britain. Drawing on first-hand research, this book describes the emergence and character of the travelers' way of life over the past twenty years. It also considers the identity they have created for themselves in relation to ideas of ethnicity and class and notions of Englishness.

Undoing Place

Undoing Place
Author: Linda Mcdowell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN: 1000161501
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undoing Place Book Excerpt:

Does geography affect our sense of 'self'? How are social characteristics mapped out on the ground? And is there any 'authentic' sense of place now, or are we increasingly 'placeless'? Concentrating on the period between the end of the Second World War and the end of the century, this Reader argues that there is a reciprocal relationship between the constitution of places and people. What it means to be a man or a woman , to have a nationality and a sense of place, has been transformed and reinvented as our view of the world has changed. The present is perceived as a time of fear, a period in which all that is solid seems to melt into air, while the 1950s are a site of nostalgia, a period of clarity and certainty, a time when people know their place. Bringing together an interdisciplinary collection of articles for social and cultural geographers, this Reader critically examines the argument that the close associations of the 1950s between place (the home, the community and the nation state) and the social divisions (gender, class and nationality) are breaking down in the 1990s. Drawing out the oppositional movements in each decade, it seeks to show how the supposed stability of one and the mobility of the other are exaggerated.