Landscape and identity

Beyond a geography of one place

Authored by: Shelley Egoz

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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‘Landscape and identity are inherent components of culture, one informing the other.’ This statement opened a call for papers for an international workshop, ‘The Right to Landscape, Contesting Landscape and Human Rights’, launching an initiative by the same name in Cambridge, UK on the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) in December 2008 (CCLP 2008). The call for papers attracted much attention on behalf of landscape scholars and professionals, attesting to a wide spread consent on the significant contribution of landscape to identity as an expression of one of the fundamental human needs and a pervasive human motive – the need to belong.

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