Navigating the global, the regional and the local

Researching globalization and landscape

Authored by: Jacky Bowring

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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Research on landscape and globalization traverses a vast terrain, reflecting the array of relationships between the immutability of physical place and the fluidity of ideas. The theories that coalesce in this field of research are coloured by the complex nature of what it is to be human, and the enduring question of how we relate to where we are. The very core of our collective and individual identity is bound up in landscape, heightening feelings about threats of obliteration and change that are often associated with globalization. Counter to this are beliefs that the effects of globalization on the landscape are simply inevitable, or even welcome.

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