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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Teaching Children about the Environment with Picture Books

  • Author: Daniel A. Kriesberg
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 9781563085659
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 145
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Describes children's books on nature and our relationship to the environment, and provides instructions for hands-on activities and projects, in areas such as life cycles, animals, climate, habitat, and protecting the environment.

Know Your Place Value

Know Your Place Value

Comprehensive Activities for Teaching Place Value in Years 3 to 7

  • Author: James Wylie
  • Publisher: Essential Resources
  • ISBN: 9781877300615
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 44
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The Role of Place in Literature

The Role of Place in Literature

  • Author: Leonard Lutwack
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815623052
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 274
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This book is a groundbreaking study of the uses of metaphors and images of place in literature. Lutwack takes a dynamic view of the relationship between place and the action or thought in a work. Stimulating comparisons over a wide range of works, principally American and British literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, illustrate how writers have charged different environments with symbolic and psychological meaning. Lutwack treats conceptions of place as these have been expressed through various, sometimes overlapping, patterns of images: garden and wilderness, farm and forest, earth and body. Tension springs from the conflicting senses that the earth is fallen and corrupt and that it is our natural location in the scheme of things. Twentieth-century concern for the condition of the earth as environment gives rise to a new and powerful sense of placelessness- to a substitution of a sense of motion for the traditional sense of location. This far-reaching exploration will remain a seminal source book for years to come and will serve as a cornerstone for all future works on the topic. The extensive footnotes, incorporating scholarly writing on place in literature, and the detailed index, including the place types discussed in the test, enhance the book's usefulness as a reference tool.

Sense of Place

Sense of Place

American Regional Cultures

  • Author: Barbara Allen,Thomas J. Schlereth
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 9780813108179
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 213
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" Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism both among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Sense of Place is the first book to deal specifically with regional culture and the first to employ the perspective of folklore in the study of regional identity and consciousness.

Sense of Place, Health and Quality of Life

Sense of Place, Health and Quality of Life

  • Author: John Eyles,Allison Williams
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754673323
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 221
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This important book brings together work related to sense of place and health, broadly defined, from the perspective of a variety of fields and disciplines. It will give the reader an understanding of both the range of applications of this construct withi

Place, Power, Situation, and Spectacle

Place, Power, Situation, and Spectacle

A Geography of Film

  • Author: Stuart C. Aitken,Leo Zonn
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847678266
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 266
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'Nowhere has such a fine collection of essays argued so forcefully on the power of film to shape and mediate human experiences of place and environment.'-Kenneth E. Foote, The University of Texas at Austin

Place Value

Place Value

  • Author: Sarah Morgan Major
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1569762007
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 215
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Provides teaching strategies along with worksheets, assessments, and overheads.

Textures of Place

Textures of Place

Exploring Humanist Geographies

  • Author: Paul C. Adams,Steven D. Hoelscher,Karen E. Till
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816637577
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 461
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A fresh and far-ranging interpretation of the concept of place, this volume begins with a fundamental tension of our day: as communications technologies help create a truly global economy, the very political-economic processes that would seem to homogenize place actually increase the importance of individual localities, which are exposed to global flows of investment, population, goods, and pollution. Place, no less today than in the past, is fundamental to how the world works. The contributors to this volume -- distinguished scholars from geography, art history, philosophy, anthropology, and American and English literature -- investigate the ways in which place is embedded in everyday experience, its crucial role in the formation of group and individual identity, and its ability to reflect and reinforce power relations. Their essays draw from a wide array of methodologies and perspectives -- including feminism, ethnography, poststructuralism, ecocriticism, and landscape ichnography -- to examine themes as diverse as morality and imagination, attention and absence, personal and group identity, social structure, home, nature, and cosmos.

A Place to Stand

A Place to Stand

Politics and Persuasion in a Working-Class Bar

  • Author: Julie Lindquist
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195349849
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 216
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Linguists have become increasingly interested in examining how class culture is socially constructed and maintained through spoken language. Julie Lindquist's examination of the linguistic ethnography of a working-class bar in Chicago is an important and original contribution to the field. She examines how regular patrons argue about political issues in order to create a group identity centered around political ideology. She also shows how their political arguments are actually a rhetorical genre, one which creates a delicate balance between group solidarity and individual identity, as well as a tenuous and ambivalent sense of class identity.

Picturing Place

Picturing Place

Photography and the Geographical Imagination

  • Author: James M. Ryan
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781860647529
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 354
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These essays present images and analysis that cover the period from the invention of photography to digital technology. They reveal how photographs have acted as sites through which the subjective experience of space and time is expressed and shaped.