Landscape-Part I

Don Mitchell, Carrie Breitbach

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781405189897
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011


  • Landscape encoded meaning, not one of a "culture"-that could be "read off," social practices and social histories driven by real people and their efforts
  • Landscape reading, not simply an exercise-of individual, innate endowment or common sense
  • Landscape, being everyone's fundamental heritage-embracing and unavoidable, inspiring and shaping much of what we learn and do
  • Landscape, in this sense and in capitalist societies-"dead labor," work of its makers concretized
  • Learning landscape-geographer Peirce Lewis (1983) imploring scholars of "American Scene" to learn by observing
  • Teaching landscape, quotation from Lowenthal-suggesting both the promise and the prison that is landscape
  • Understanding how landscapes work-its workings in places, means of social control and one of resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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