Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520229614 | edition 2003 | PDF | 395 pages | 5,3 mb
As old as a roadway that was once a Native trail, as new as the suburban subdivisions spreading across the American countryside, the cultural landscape is endlessly changing. The study of cultural landscapes–a far more recent development–has also undergone great changes, ever broadening, deepening, and refining our understanding of the intricate webs of social and ecological spaces that help to define human groups and their activities. Everyday America surveys the widening conceptions and applications of cultural landscape writing in the United States and, in doing so, offers a clear and compelling view of the state of cultural landscape studies today.