The Right to Landscape: Contesting Landscape and Human Rights

The Right to Landscape: Contesting Landscape and Human Rights

By: Shelley Egoz (editor), Gloria Pungetti (editor), Jala Makhzoumi (editor)Hardback

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Associating social justice with landscape is not new, yet the twenty-first century's heightened threats to landscape and their impact on both human and, more generally, nature's habitats necessitate novel intellectual tools to address such challenges. This book offers that innovative critical thinking framework. The establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, in the aftermath of Second World War atrocities, was an aspiration to guarantee both concrete necessities for survival and the spiritual/emotional/psychological needs that are quintessential to the human experience. While landscape is place, nature and culture specific, the idea transcends nation-state boundaries and as such can be understood as a universal theoretical concept similar to the way in which human rights are perceived. The first step towards the intellectual interface between landscape and human rights is a dynamic and layered understanding of landscape. Accordingly, the 'Right to Landscape' is conceived as the place where the expansive definition of landscape, with its tangible and intangible dimensions, overlaps with the rights that support both life and human dignity, as defined by the UDHR. By expanding on the concept of human rights in the context of landscape this book presents a new model for addressing human rights - alternative scenarios for constructing conflict-reduced approaches to landscape-use and human welfare are generated. This book introduces a rich new discourse on landscape and human rights, serving as a platform to inspire a diversity of ideas and conceptual interpretations. The case studies discussed are wide in their geographical distribution and interdisciplinary in the theoretical situation of their authors, breaking fresh ground for an emerging critical dialogue on the convergence of landscape and human rights.

About Author

Shelley Egoz, Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University New Zealand, Jala Makhzoumi, Professor of Landscape Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon and Gloria Pungetti, Research Director, Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People, and Chair, Darwin College Society, University of Cambridge UK


Contents: Foreword; Preface 1. The Right to Landscape: An Introduction Shelley Egoz, Jala Makhzoumi and Gloria Pungetti Part I The Right to Landscape: Definitions and Concepts 2. Re-conceptualising Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change: Utilising the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a Platform for Future Rights Stefanie Rixecker 3. The Right Rights to the Right Landscape? Kenneth R. Olwig 4. The European Landscape Convention: From Concepts to Rights Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons 5. The 'Right to Landscape' in International Law Amy Strecker Part II State, Community and Individual Rights 6. Contested Rights, Contested Histories: Landscape and Legal Right in Orkney and Shetland Michael Jones 7. Land and Space in the Golan Heights: A Human Rights Perspective Gearoid O Cuinn 8. Hunting and the Right to Landscape: Comparing the Portuguese and Danish Traditions and Current Challenges Julia Carolino, Jorgen Prindahl, Teresa Pinto-Correia and Mikkel Bojesen 9. Rights of passage - Rites to Play: Landscapes for Children at the Turn of the Centuries Susan Herrington Part III Land, Landscape, Identity 10. Living with Country: Stories for Re-making Contested Landscapes Gini Lee 11. Indigenous Peoples' Right to Landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand Diane Menzies and Jacinta Ruru 12. The Right to Land Versus the Right to Landscape: Lessons from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia Jillian Walliss 13. Claiming a Right to Landscape: Rooting, The Uprooted and Re-rooting Shelley Egoz Part IV Competing Landscape Narratives 14. Bahrain's Polyvocality and Landscape as a Medium Gareth Doherty 15. Big and Small Cityscapes: Two Mnemonic Landscapes in Haifa, Israel Ziva Kolodney and Rachel Kallus 16. The Right to Remember: The Memorials to Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda Shannon Davis and Jacky Bowring 17. Colonizing Mountain, Paving Sea: Neoliberal Politics and the Right to Landscape in Lebanon Jala Makhzoumi Part V Reconfigurations, Recoveries and Visions 18. Relief Organisms: Rethinking Refugee Encampment at Dadaab, Kenya Denise Hoffman Brandt 19. Tobacco, Olives and Bombs: Reconfiguration and Roecvery of Landscapes in Post-war SOuther Labenon Munira Khayyat and Rabih Shibli 20. From the Ground Up: New Ecologies of Peace in Landscapes of Conflict in the Green Line of Cyyprus Anna Grichting 21. Landscape Crime: The Right to Landscape from Hell to Heaven Gloria Pungetti and Thomas Oles

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781409404446
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 338
  • ID: 9781409404446
  • weight: 890
  • ISBN10: 1409404447

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