Landscape Series

Landscapes of a New Cultural Economy of Space

Editors: Terkenli, Theano S., d'Hauteserre, Anne-Marie (Eds.)

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About this book

This book seeks to contribute to theoretical advances, analytical approaches and applied studies in the broader inter-disciplinary field of contemporary landscape transformation research.

The purpose of the book is to tie together various perspectives, insights and constructions pertaining to contemporary landscapes and landscape representations from different theoretical and methodological positions as well as from diverse geographical and historical contexts in order to elucidate and illustrate processes of cultural transformation inscribed in space. The unifying theme, as well as the main goal and prospective contribution of this book, then, lies in the exploration of these developing forces and characteristics of the new cultural economy of space in the contemporary landscape(s). The primary objective of bringing together in this book geographical perspectives from various subdisciplinary fields is to examine and discuss ways in which the complexities of this newly-emerging cultural economy of space are applied on various sorts of landscapes, i.e. urban and rural landscapes, landscapes of everyday life, landscapes of tourism and recreation, postcolonial and hybrid landscapes, landscapes of economic production, landscapes of the street and of public life, "national landscapes" and so on. The overarching question, thus, is: how do these processes work in different geographical contexts and contribute to place and landscape creation?

Our intention is to create a space for the development of landscape discourse(s) that accommodate(s) both theory and empirical findings as well as methodological issues and practical applications pertaining to the contemporary landscape(s), by examining trends, structures, technologies and practices defining and articulating this new cultural economy of space. Another goal is to identify and facilitate innovative debate and engagement between geography and other sciences researching landscape(s). It is hoped that this endeavor will generate many more questions and areas of inquiry pointing to new directions currently developing in the study of landscape(s) than the questions on the basis of which this task was undertaken here in the first place.

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From the reviews:

"The strength of this book is the indepth and multiple perspectives investigation of landscape transformation … . The book is reader-friendly and its chapters are well-structured around the four processes of landscape transformations. … Overall, this is a well-written and easy-to-read book … . The book links disparate research being done in the field and provides a comprehensive guide and useful source of references to graduate students, university faculty, tourism professionals, and policymakers." (Marianna Sigala, Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 34 (3), 2007)

"Landscapes of a New Cultural Economy of Space helps to link recent discussions of the cultural economy of space and globalization with the well-established literature on landscape in cultural geography. … The stated goal of this edited volume is to explore how culture and economy intersect in the creation of contemporary places and landscapes. … a good starting point for researchers seeking to explore the contours of landscapes shaped by the new cultural economy." (Michael W. Longan, The Professional Geographer, Vol. 60 (1), February, 2008)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Landscapes of A New Cultural Economy of Space: An Introduction

    Pages 1-18

  • Embodiment and performance in the making of contemporary cultural economies

    Crouch, David

    Pages 19-39

  • Landscapes of scenes: socio-spatial strategies of culturepreneurs in Berlin

    Lange, Bastian

    Pages 41-67

  • Los Angeles and the italian 'Citta diffusa': landscapes of the cultural space economy

    Cosgrove, Denis

    Pages 69-91

  • Traveling/writing the unworld with Alexander von Humboldt.

    Sluyter, Andrew

    Pages 93-116

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Hardcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes of a New Cultural Economy of Space
Editors
  • Theano S. Terkenli
  • Anne-Marie d'Hauteserre
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4096-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4096-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4095-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7040-1
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 243
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