Landscapes of Power Landscapes of Conflict

Landscapes of Power  Landscapes of Conflict

Through the combination of these rather different types of analyses, insight on
prehistoric processes may be gained. Locational analysis is a tremendous asset
in the context of LANDSCAPES OF POWERAND LANDSCAPES OF CONFLICT ...

Author: Tina L. Thurston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306471841

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Tina Thurston’s Landscapes of Power; Landscapes of Conflict is a thi- generation processual analysis of sociopolitical evolution during the Iron Age in southern Scandinavia. Several red flags seem to be raised at once. Are not archaeologists now postprocessual, using new interpretive approaches to - derstand human history? Is not evolution a discredited concept in which - cieties are arbitrarily arranged along a unilinear scheme? Should not modern approaches be profoundly historical and agent-centered? In any event, were not Scandinavians the ultimate barbarian Vikings parasitizing the complex civilized world of southern and central Europe? Tina Thurston’s book focuses our attention on the significant innovations of anthropological archaeology at the end of the twentieth century. A brief overview of processual archaeology can set the context for - preciating Landscapes ofPower; Landscapes of Conflict. During the 1960s the emergent processual archaeology (a. k. a. the New Archaeology) cryst- lized an evolutionary paradigm that framed research with the comparative ethnography of Service and Fried. It was thought that human societies p- gressed through stages of social development and that the goal was to d- cover the evolutionary prime movers (such as irrigation, warfare, trade, and population) that drove social and cultural change. By the 1970s prime movers had fallen from favor and social evolution was conceived as complicated flows of causation involving many variables.
Categories: Social Science

Landscapes of Power

Landscapes of Power

In this book Sharon Zukin links our ever-expanding need to consume with two fundamental shifts: places of production have given way to spaces for services and paperwork, and the competitive edge has moved from industrial to cultural capital ...

Author: Sharon Zukin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520913892

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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The momentous changes which are transforming American life call for a new exploration of the economic and cultural landscape. In this book Sharon Zukin links our ever-expanding need to consume with two fundamental shifts: places of production have given way to spaces for services and paperwork, and the competitive edge has moved from industrial to cultural capital. From the steel mills of the Rust Belt, to the sterile malls of suburbia, to the gentrified urban centers of our largest cities, the "creative destruction" of our economy--a process by which a way of life is both lost and gained--results in a dramatically different landscape of economic power. Sharon Zukin probes the depth and diversity of this restructuring in a series of portraits of changed or changing American places. Beginning at River Rouge, Henry Ford's industrial complex in Dearborn, Michigan, and ending at Disney World, Zukin demonstrates how powerful interests shape the spaces we inhabit. Among the landscapes she examines are steeltowns in West Virginia and Michigan, affluent corporate suburbs in Westchester County, gentrified areas of lower Manhattan, and theme parks in Florida and California. In each of these case studies, new strategies of investment and employment are filtered through existing institutions, experience in both production and consumption, and represented in material products, aesthetic forms, and new perceptions of space and time. The current transformation differs from those of the past in that individuals and institutions now have far greater power to alter the course of change, making the creative destruction of landscape the most important cultural product of our time. Zukin's eclectic inquiry into the parameters of social action and the emergence of new cultural forms defines the interdisciplinary frontier where sociology, geography, economics, and urban and cultural studies meet.
Categories: Social Science

Landscapes of Power

Landscapes of Power

In Landscapes of Power Dana E. Powell examines the rise and fall of the controversial Desert Rock Power Plant initiative in New Mexico to trace the political conflicts surrounding native sovereignty and contemporary energy development on ...

Author: Dana E. Powell

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822372295

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In Landscapes of Power Dana E. Powell examines the rise and fall of the controversial Desert Rock Power Plant initiative in New Mexico to trace the political conflicts surrounding native sovereignty and contemporary energy development on Navajo (Diné) Nation land. Powell's historical and ethnographic account shows how the coal-fired power plant project's defeat provided the basis for redefining the legacies of colonialism, mineral extraction, and environmentalism. Examining the labor of activists, artists, politicians, elders, technicians, and others, Powell emphasizes the generative potential of Navajo resistance to articulate a vision of autonomy in the face of twenty-first-century colonial conditions. Ultimately, Powell situates local Navajo struggles over energy technology and infrastructure within broader sociocultural life, debates over global climate change, and tribal, federal, and global politics of extraction.
Categories: Social Science

Landscape and Power Second Edition

Landscape and Power  Second Edition

This text considers landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities.

Author: William John Thomas Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226532054

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 382

This text considers landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This edition adds a new preface and five new essays.
Categories: Art

Political Economies of Landscape Change

Political Economies of Landscape Change

Likewise, landscapes shape political economies from the site to global scales. This book examines the complex relationships between political economy and landscape change.

Author: James L. Jr Wescoat

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402058493

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 328

This hugely important and timely work asks how politics and economics transform the landscapes we inhabit. It explores the connections between political economy and landscape change through a series of conceptual essays and case studies. In so doing, it speaks to a broad readership of landscape architects, geographers, and related fields of social and environmental research.
Categories: Social Science

Landscapes of Care

Landscapes of Care

Given the increasing shift of care from state residential services to community-based support, this book examines the complex geographies of family caregiving for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Author: Dr Andrew Power

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409488705

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 379

Given the increasing shift of care from state residential services to community-based support, this book examines the complex geographies of family caregiving for young adults with intellectual disabilities. It traces how family ‘carers’ are directly and indirectly affected by a broad array of law and policy, including family policy, disability legislation, and health and community care restructuring policy. Each of these has material and institutional effects and is premised on the discourses, ideologies, and interactions in the state over time. Focusing on the welfare models of England, the US and Ireland, this book compares the welfare ideologies in each country and examines how the specific historical, cultural, and political contexts give rise to different landscapes of care and disability. Further, the book explores the unique lifeworlds of family carers of young adults with intellectual disability within the broader landscape of care in which they are situated.
Categories: Political Science

Power Political Economy and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World

Power  Political Economy  and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World

This interdisciplinary volume brings together a richly substantive collection of case studies that examine European-indigene interactions, economic relations, and their materialities in the formation of the modern world.

Author: Christopher DeCorse

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438473437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

View: 109

Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-Western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression. This interdisciplinary volume brings together a richly substantive collection of case studies that examine European-indigene interactions, economic relations, and their materialities in the formation of the modern world. Research has demonstrated the extent and complexity of the varied local economic and political systems, and diverse social formations that predated European contact. These preexisting systems articulated with the expanding European economy and, in doing so, shaped its emergence. Moving beyond the confines of national or Atlantic histories to examine regional systems and their historical trajectories on a global scale, the studies within this volume draw examples from the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, North America, South America, Africa, and South Asia. While the contributions are rooted in substantive studies from different world areas, their overarching aim is to negotiate between global and local frames, revealing how the expanding world-system entangled the non-Western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied and, often, non-European in their expression.
Categories: Business & Economics

Landscapes of power

Landscapes of power

Author: Zoë Gardner

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1064547754

Category: Great Britain

Page: 876

View: 293

Categories: Great Britain

The Landscape of Power

The Landscape of Power

Author: Sylvia Crowe

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:959523640

Category: Electric power-plants

Page:

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Categories: Electric power-plants

Landscapes of Power and Identity

Landscapes of Power and Identity

An innovative combination of environmental and cultural history, this book reflects Cynthia Radding’s more than two decades of research on Mexico and Bolivia and her consideration of the relationships between human societies and the ...

Author: Cynthia Radding

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822387404

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Landscapes of Power and Identity is a groundbreaking comparative history of two colonies on the frontiers of the Spanish empire—the Sonora region of northwestern Mexico and the Chiquitos region of eastern Bolivia’s lowlands—from the late colonial period through the middle of the nineteenth century. An innovative combination of environmental and cultural history, this book reflects Cynthia Radding’s more than two decades of research on Mexico and Bolivia and her consideration of the relationships between human societies and the geographic landscapes they inhabit and create. At first glance, Sonora and Chiquitos are quite different: one a scrub-covered desert, the other a tropical rainforest of the greater Amazonian and Paraguayan river basins. Yet the regions are similar in many ways. Both were located far from the centers of colonial authority, organized into Jesuit missions and linked to the principal mining centers of New Spain and the Andes, and then absorbed into nation-states in the nineteenth century. In each area, the indigenous communities encountered European governors, missionaries, slave hunters, merchants, miners, and ranchers. Radding’s comparative approach illuminates what happened when similar institutions of imperial governance, commerce, and religion were planted in different physical and cultural environments. She draws on archival documents, published reports by missionaries and travelers, and previous histories as well as ecological studies and ethnographies. She also considers cultural artifacts, including archaeological remains, architecture, liturgical music, and religious dances. Radding demonstrates how colonial encounters were conditioned by both the local landscape and cultural expectations; how the colonizers and colonized understood notions of territory and property; how religion formed the cultural practices and historical memories of the Sonoran and Chiquitano peoples; and how the conflict between the indigenous communities and the surrounding creole societies developed in new directions well into the nineteenth century.
Categories: Science

The Power of Place

The Power of Place

This volume explores the nature of power - the power of kings, emperors and popes - through the places that these rulers created or developed, including palaces, cities, landscapes, holy places, inauguration sites and burial places.

Author: David Rollason

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691167626

Category: Architecture

Page: 458

View: 105

This volume explores the nature of power - the power of kings, emperors and popes - through the places that these rulers created or developed, including palaces, cities, landscapes, holy places, inauguration sites and burial places. Ranging across all of Europe from the 1st to the 16th centuries, David Rollason examines how these places conveyed messages of power and what those messages were.
Categories: Architecture

Landscape and Power

Landscape and Power

The original essays in this volume consider landscapes not merely as visual or textual symbols but as sources of social and personal identities.

Author: W. J. Thomas Mitchell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226532070

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Landscapes, whether in pictures or the world, have been viewed as a genre, treated as texts, interpreted as allegory. Landscape and Power goes beyond these approaches to ask not just what landscape "is" or "means" but what it does, how it works as a cultural practice. The original essays in this volume consider landscapes not merely as visual or textual symbols but as sources of social and personal identities. In the opening essay, W. J. T. Mitchell examines the ways in which the concept of landscape functions in the discourse of imperialism, from Chinese imperial landscape to views of contested territory in New Zealand and Israel. The following essays—by Ann Jensen Adams, Ann Bermingham, Elizabeth Helsinger, David Bunn, Joel Snyder, and Charles Harrison—range from Dutch landscape and the formation of national identity to picturesque landscape and the process of political silencing and legitimation. Other topics include Turner's "tourist landscapes" as reflections on the conditions of political representation, American landscape photography and the "professionalizing" of the frontier, "domestic" British landscapes transferred to South Africa in the nineteenth century, and forms of resistance to ideology in modernist landscape painting.
Categories: Art

The Power of Place

The Power of Place

As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.

Author: Dolores Hayden

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262581523

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 153

As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.
Categories: Architecture

Castles and Landscapes

Castles and Landscapes

This paperback edition of a book first published in hardback in 2002 is a fascinating and provocative study which looks at castles in a new light, using the theories and methods of landscape studies.

Author: O. H. Creighton

Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1904768679

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 944

This paperback edition of a book first published in hardback in 2002 is a fascinating and provocative study which looks at castles in a new light, using the theories and methods of landscape studies.
Categories: History

Landscapes of Power

Landscapes of Power

This volume contains selected papers from the XV International Graduate Conference, highlighting the latest scholarship from a new generation of Late Antique and Byzantine scholars from around the world.

Author: Maximilian Lau

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3034317514

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 307

View: 184

This volume contains selected papers from the XV International Graduate Conference, highlighting the latest scholarship from a new generation of Late Antique and Byzantine scholars from around the world. The theme of the conference explored the interaction between power and the natural and human environments of Byzantium, an interaction that is an essential part of the empire's legacy. This legacy has come down to us through buildings, literature, history and more, and has proved enduring enough to intrigue and fascinate scholars centuries after the fall of Constantinople. From religion and trade at the end of Antiquity, imperial propaganda and diplomacy at the end of the first millennium, to culture and conquest under the Komnenian and Palaeologan dynasties - this volume demonstrates the length and breadth of the forays being made by young academics into the still often undiscovered country of the Late Antique and Byzantine world.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Landscapes of Power

Landscapes of Power

While this was particularly true of Simla , it was less conspicuous in the case of
Ootacamund , which was more of a nostalgic garden retreat . 2.1.1 ( b )
Landscapes of power : The English landscape formed a model for the hill stations
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Author: Aditi Chatterji

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059963317

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 50

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Categories: Cities and towns

The Colonial Caribbean

The Colonial Caribbean

The Colonial Caribbean is an archaeological analysis of Jamaican coffee plantation landscapes at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Author: James A. Delle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521767705

Category: History

Page: 266

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The Colonial Caribbean is an archaeological analysis of Jamaican coffee plantation landscapes at the turn of the nineteenth century. Framed by Marxist theory, the analysis considers plantation landscapes using a multiscalar approach to landscape archaeology.
Categories: History

The Fractured Community

The Fractured Community

The University of California Press originally published the book in October 1997 and presents its online version, as well as a summary of its contents.

Author: Kate A. F. Crehan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520206606

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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"The Fractured Community: Landscapes of Power and Gender in Rural Zambia" is a book written by Kate Crehan. The University of California Press originally published the book in October 1997 and presents its online version, as well as a summary of its contents.
Categories: Social Science