Landscape and Power in Geographical Space as a Social-Aesthetic Construct

  • Olaf Kühne
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Olaf Kühne
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  3. Olaf Kühne
    Pages 11-48
  4. Olaf Kühne
    Pages 195-250
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About this book

Introduction

This book examines the power definiteness of landscape from a social constructivist perspective with a particular focus on the importance of aesthetic concepts of landscape in development. It seeks to answer the question of how societal notions of landscape emerge, how they are individually updated and how these ideas affect the use and design of physical space. It also analyzes how physical manifestations of societal activity impact on understandings of individual and societal landscapes and addresses the essential aspect of the social construction of landscape, cultural specificity, which in turn is discussed in the context of the expansion of a western landscape concept. The book offers an unprecedented, comprehensive and detailed examination of societal power relations in the context of landscape development. The numerous case studies from the physical manifestation of modern spatial planning in the United States, the power discourses concerning the design of model railway landscapes, and the medial production of stereotypical landscape notions shed light on the complex and multilayered interactions of collective and individual landscape references. It is a valuable resource for geographers, sociologists, landscape architects, landscape planners and philosophers.

Keywords

Power Landscape Geography Sociology Aesthetics Constructivism

Authors and affiliations

  • Olaf Kühne
    • 1
  1. 1.Eberhard Karls UniversityTuebingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72902-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72901-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72902-2
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