Ethics, Place and Environment 13 (1):75 – 96 (2010)
|Abstract||Here it is shown that 'vacant nature' is deployed as sign in Anglo-American landscape representation of the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries to support a Cartesian imaginary of spatial extension. The referent of this imaginary is variously denoted as 'America' (John Locke), the 'north west' (Jefferson), the 'wilderness' (Ralph Waldo Emerson), and the 'frontier' (Frederick Jackson Turner) but throughout it is essentially the same 'vacant' landscape; its function is to produce a site and space of appearance for an imperial self, an isolate pursuing self-extension through commodity production and consumption. This spatial representation—the predecessor of the abstract space of shopping malls, interstates, commercial advertising, global markets, office buildings, and suburbs—is contrasted with 'place,' a space shaped by topography, collective memory, and ecological constraint|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Claus Schatz-Jakobsen (2008). Wordsworth as Scatterbrain: Deconstructing the 'Nature' of William Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes. Ethics, Place and Environment 11 (2):205 – 212.
Rolston (2008). Mountain Majesties Above Fruited Plains. Environmental Ethics 30 (1):3-20.
Romi Nijhawan & Beena Khurana (2002). Motion, Space, and Mental Imagery. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):203-204.
Robert E. Abrams (2004). Landscape and Ideology in American Renaissance Literature: Topographies of Skepticism. Cambridge University Press.
Gunhild Setten (2001). Farmers, Planners and the Moral Message of Landscape and Nature. Ethics, Place and Environment 4 (3):220 – 225.
H. V. S. Ogden (1955). English Taste in Landscape in the Seventeenth Century. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press.
Diana Spencer (2010). Roman Landscape: Culture and Identity. Cambridge University Press.
Elizabeth Wheeler Manwaring (1925/1965). Italian Landscape in Eighteenth Century England. New York, Russell & Russell.
Christopher W. Pawlowski (2006). Dynamic Landscapes, Stability and Ecological Modeling. Acta Biotheoretica 54 (1).
Frank M. Coleman (2006). The Origins of Advertising Discourse: Locke, Landscape, and America. Ethics, Place and Environment 9 (1):101 – 124.
Added to index2010-05-07
Total downloads15 ( #78,648 of 549,087 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,317 of 549,087 )
How can I increase my downloads?