Landscape, performance and performativity

Authored by: David Crouch

The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415684606
eBook ISBN: 9780203096925
Adobe ISBN: 9781136220609


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Through the last decade there has been a critical engagement with notions of landscape – as process, as practice – within the social sciences and humanities. This work problematizes the ways in which, since the 1980s and in part for much longer, landscape had been conceptualized. This adjustment raises new challenges and potential for the practice of landscape-related research. Similarly, it raises issues concerning the relationship between institutional notions of landscape and this wave of re-conceptualization. At the centre of these challenges and opportunities is the rethinking of landscape as process rather than object; subjectively ‘in the making’ rather than as an assemblage of physical features.

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