The contributors to this volume address global, regional, and local landscapes, cosmopolitan and indigenous cultures, and human and more-than-human ecology as they work to reveal place-specific tensional dynamics. This unusual book, which covers a wide-ranging array of topics, coheres into a work that will be a valuable reference for scholars of geography and the philosophy of place.
Gary Backhaus teaches at Morgan State University. He is the coeditor of Transformations in Urban and Suburban Landscapes (with John Murungi, Lexington Books, 2002). John Murungi is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Towson University.
Chapter 1 On the Threshold of History: The Role of Nature and Africa In Hegel's Philosophy Chapter 2 Mapping Cultures, Histories, and Economic Development: Anthropology and the Colombian Carribean Chapter 3 Earthling or Cosmopolitan? The Limits of Interlocution Chapter 4 Democratizing the Transnational Corporate State: The Question of Environmental Nationalism Chapter 5 Castles Made of Sand: Territoriality and Exclusion in Coastal Aotearoa/New Zealand Chapter 6 Landscape and Meaning: The Immaterial Dimension of Environmental Preservation Chapter 7 Spatial Boundaries-Spatial Visions: The Case of Saxony Chapter 8 Knowing Our Places in Old & New Knowledge-Based Economies Chapter 9 Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem: Heidegger and Levinas on The Other and the City Chapter 10 Contracting Neighborhood: Social Reality and Human Nature at Work in Suburbia Chapter 11 The Trail of the Tears of Ground Zero