Perceptions of place and of landscape often clash. Based upon a decade of intermittent yet ongoing ethnographic research which explores the UK's Cornish peninsula, this volume investigates the social construction of landscape identity from a diversity of conceptual perspectives influenced by contemporary anthropological theories as well as recent developments within the fields of visual and material culture studies.
Patrick Laviolette teaches anthropology in the Estonian Humanities Institute at Tallinn University. He holds a Masters in Human Ecology from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Anthropology from University College London.
Contents: Landscapes on the Margins of Modernity - Art and Literature Analysis - Contours of Identity - Speaking of Landscapes - Contrasting Culture - Death Defining - Conclusions, Where difference Lies.