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Landscapes, identities, and development /
edited by Zoran Roca, Paul Claval, and John Agnew.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2011.
xxi, 485 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
1409405540 (hardback : alk. paper), 9781409405542 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2011.
1409405540 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781409405542 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-10-01:
This edited volume addresses the relationship of landscape to development as a constructive tension in the face of globalization. The 30 chapters derive from a 2008 conference in Portugal and offer a thoughtful, useful survey of conceptual and methodological research on landscape as a constitutive element for developing policies for sustainable development. Chapters cover largely European rural landscape issues, but with excursions to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Texas. Authors address four broad concerns as reflected in the volume's organization, which moves from the more general to the more specific: how landscape imagery creates the reality of identity; how landscape history reflects critical heritage but also social change and the inherent conflict; how landscape assets and resources can foster transformative development; and landscape research and development planning, especially with GIS. What one can draw from these transdisciplinary studies is an understanding of landscapes both shaping and reflecting people's identities, and the implications of this reality of people's lives for sustainable development. Said another way, landscapes are products of social, economic, and political forces and mirror these forces for societies that inhabit them. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. S. Wood University of Baltimore
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Choice, October 2011
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