Landscapes of Privilege: The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb

Landscapes of Privilege: The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb

By: James Duncan (author), Nancy Duncan (author)Paperback

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James and Nancy Duncan look at how the aesthetics of physical landscapes are fully enmeshed in producing the American class system. Focusing on an archetypal upper class American suburb-Bedford in Westchester County, NY-they show how the physical presentation of a place carries with it a range of markers of inclusion and exclusion.

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James Duncan is a University Lecturer in Geography at Cambridge University, and Nancy Duncan is Affiliated Lecturer of Geography at Cambridge University.


Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Tables 1. Introduction 2. Bedford in Context 3. Narrative Structures: The Cultural Codes of a Landscape Aesthetic 4. Anxious Pleasures: Place-Based Identity and the Look of the Land 5. Legislating Beauty: The Politics of Exclusion 6. The Taxman Cometh: The Gift of Nature in Suburbia 7. Fabricating History: The Production of Heritage in Bedford Village 8. Another Country: Latino Labor and the Politics of Disappearance 9. Epilogue Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/12/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415946889
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9780415946889
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 0415946883

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