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Title Transformations of urban and suburban landscapes : perspectives from philosophy, geography, and architecture / edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi.

Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2002.

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 UniM Bail  307.76 TRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes "The chapters in this anthology are selected from presentations given at the First Annual Philosophy and Geography Conference held at Towson University in Towson, Maryland" -- Pref.
Summary The study of landscape and place has become an increasingly fertile realm of inquiry in the humanities and social sciences. In this new book of essays, selected from presentations at the first annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Geography, scholars investigate the experiences and meanings that inscribe urban and suburban landscapes. Gary Backhaus and John Murungi bring philosophy and geography into a dialogue with a host of other disciplines to explore a fundamental dialectic: while our collective and personal activity modifies the landscape, in turn, the landscape modifies human identities, and social and environmental relations. Whether proposing a peripatetic politics, conducting a sociological analysis of building security systems, or critically examining the formation of New York City's municipal parks, each essay sheds distinctive light on this fascinating and engaging aspect of contemporary environmental studies.
Other author Backhaus, Gary, 1953-
Murungi, John, 1943-
Philosophy and Geography Conference (1st : 2002 : Towson University)
Subject Human geography -- United States -- Congresses.
Landscape changes -- United States -- Congresses.
City planning -- United States -- Congresses.
Public spaces -- United States -- Congresses.
United States -- Environmental conditions -- Congresses.
ISBN 0739103350 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739103369 (paperback: alk. paper)