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Representing Place and Territorial Identities in Europe

Discourses, Images, and Practices

Editors: Banini, Tiziana, Ilovan, Oana-Ramona (Eds.)

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  • Provides a scientific approach to local, regional, national, and global factors constructing and shaping place and territorial identity representations
  • Places building place and territorial representations studies within the field of Cultural Geography
  • Includes a case study-based perspective thereby considering both theory and methodology
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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.

About the authors

Tiziana Banini is Associate Professor of Geography at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. In 2012 she gained the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Geography. She is the National Coordinator of the Research Group of A.Ge.I. (Association of Italian Geographers) on "Territorial Identity" (since 2008). Her main research interests are in territorial identity, socio-cultural processes, local development and participative processes, environmental issues and problems.

Oana-Ramona Ilovan is Associate Professor of Geography at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Territorial Identity and Development (since 2016) and the Director of Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre. Her main research interests are regional geography, territorial identity, qualitative methodology, cultural landscapes, participative processes and urban development.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Dealing with Territorial/Place Identity Representations

    Pages 1-19

    Banini, Tiziana (et al.)

  • Living at the Esquilino: Representations and Self-Representations of a Multi-ethnic Central District in Rome

    Pages 23-36

    Banini, Tiziana

  • Shifting Imageries: Gentrification and the New Touristic Images of the Inner City of Palermo

    Pages 37-50

    Picone, Marco

  • Place, Identity and Local Music Representation in Touristic Backgrounds of Romanian Medium-Sized Towns

    Pages 51-66

    Jucu, Ioan Sebastian

  • Sentiment and Visual Analysis: A Case Study of E-Participation to Give Value to Territorial Instances

    Pages 67-79

    Albanese, Valentina

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representing Place and Territorial Identities in Europe
Book Subtitle
Discourses, Images, and Practices
Editors
  • Tiziana Banini
  • Oana-Ramona Ilovan
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
127
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66766-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66766-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66765-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 265
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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