HUM 3394: Representations of Place and Space

Part Five: Understanding and Connecting With Place

Reading for this part (other than what is in the reading package): Cross, Jennifer. "What is Sense of Place?"

Sense of Place

Community Attachment

Topophilia/Love of Place

Spirit of Place/Genius Loci

Narratives of Place

Elizabeth Bird, "It Makes Sense To Us: Cultural Identity in Local Legends of Place"

Urban Legends


Local Stories

Place and Literature

Mythological Sense of Place

Australian Aboriginal Culture


Psychological Approaches to Place

Does place make you who you are?

Winifred Gallagher, The Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions. HarperPerennial, 1993

Art, Place, and the Public

Virtual Place

Imaginary Places

Globalization & Glocalization