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Place and Specific Places

See the "General Bibliography" section below for both clickable on-line papers as well as references to publishers' websites

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Much work on place exists as description, reflection or analysis of specific places or those who live there. Such work often does not fit into disciplinary or topical categories, but it is nevertheless crucial to understanding the meaning of place. Not all of the writing on specific places will be found in this section. Some is still in other sections, particularly if it seems to have a specific disciplinary focus (e.g., the politics of a particular place, the anthropological analysis of a specific place). Also, I try to keep a writer's work together, and that may entail putting it in another section. As always, use the search box above if you are looking for a specific reference.

Websites

  1. Bloggers of Place - listing of weblogs on specific places.
  2. Ecological Restoration and a Sense of Place (Maryland Sea Grant).
  3. Literature of Southern Alberta (Pamela Banting & class).
  4. Nimíipuu, or Nez Perce Culture.
  5. The Northern Space: Polar Research and the Nordic Nations.
  6. Openguides - wiki style guides of various cities, written by those from the city. The most developed is London.
  7. The Schitsu'umsh - Coeur d'Alene Indians.
  8. Sense of Community Project (Lansing, MI).
  9. Weird US - all sorts of strange places, or stories about places.


On-Line Bibliographies and Searches

  1. Literature of Place in New England (Monadnock).


Journals


Courses and Programs

  1. Nature Writing and Sense of Place in Florida (Michael Branch).

"This is a lonely city, and dogs are a cohesive force," said Bern Marcowitz, co-owner of Dog Lovers Bookshop... "Cats and parrots don't need to be walked, but dogs do," he said, "so dogs are the nearest thing we have to a sense of community in New York City."

Glenn Collins, "Spoilt Rotten in a Sprawling Petropolis", NY Times



General Bibliography

Go to work by (this link may not include all work available by this author; use the search engine above for more):

  1. Allen, Barbara & Thomas J. Schlereth, eds. Sense of Place: American Regional Cultures. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.

  2. Bushman, J. K. & J. A. Davis. "Crafting a sense of place: Media's use of the Bonneville Salt Flats." Journal of Cultural Geography 17:1 (1997): 77-94.

  3. Chatwin, Bruce. Songlines. Penguin Canada, 1988.

  4. Chiu Kok Onn, Elaine Ho, Shirlena Huang, Benson Low, Seow Chye Seng, Ivy Tan, John Yap. "Place Meaning of the Singapore River: A Generational Study." http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/SingaporeRiver/.

  5. Coristine, P. E. "The Landscape of Home: The Role of Signal Hill in the Emergence of a Sense of Place and Identity in St. John's, Newfoundland." http://pemc.tripod.com/thesisweb/thesindex.htm.

  6. de Jong, U. M. "Blairgowrie: The Meaning of Place." Urban Policy and Research 20:1 (March 2002): 73-86.

  7. Dorr, Nathan. "Quality of Place in Rural Minnesota." http://www.nmfoundation.org/QofP_full1.pdf.

  8. Duffy, P. J. "Writing Ireland: Literature and art in the representation of Irish place." In Graham, B. (ed.): In Search of Ireland: A Cultural Geography. London: Routledge, 1997.

  9. Gates, Henry Louis. "'Colored People' - Reminiscences of Home" http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/itsv/0896/ijse/gates.htm.

  10. Hardwick, Susan. "Identity, Place and Locale in Galveston." The Geographical Review (2001): 335ff.

  11. Jones, Darryl & James Alexander Thom. The Spirit of the Place: Indiana Hill Country. Indiana University Press, 1995.

  12. Joseph, Lee, ed. Ireland: towards a sense of place. University College Cork-R.T.E. lectures, Cork University Press, 1985.

  13. Lanier, Jr., Parks, ed. The Poetics of Appalachian Space. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1991.

  14. Lipsanen, Niko. Naturalistic and Existential Realms of Place in Roseau, Dominica. Master's Thesis, Department of Geography, University of Helsinki. http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/mat/maant/pg/lipsanen/.

  15. Lopez, Barry. Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. New York: Random House, 1986.

  16. Lopez, Barry. Crossing Open Ground. New York: Random House, 1989.

  17. Lopez, Barry. Rediscovery of North America. New York: Random House, 1992.

  18. Lopez, Barry. About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory. New York: Random House, 1998.

  19. Lopez, Barry. Winter Count. New York: Random House, 1999.

  20. Lopez, Barry. "A Literature of Place". http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/itsv/0896/ijse/lopez.htm.

  21. Mansfield, Howard, ed. Where The Mountain Stands Alone: Stories of Place in the Monadnock Region. University Press of New England and The Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture, 2006.

  22. Martone, Michael ed. A Place of Sense: Essays in Search of the Midwest. University of Iowa Press, 1988.

  23. Marty, Martin. "The Description of a Place: The Plains, the Prairies, and the Humanities." http://illuminos.com/mem/selectPapers/nebraskaGovLecture.html.

  24. Monahan, Torin. "Los Angeles Studies: the emergence of a specialty field." City and Society 14:2 (2002): 155184. http://torinmonahan.com/papers/LA_Studies.pdf

  25. Morgan, Sally. My Place. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1989.

  26. Morgan, Sally. Reading Notes for My Place. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

  27. Mueggler, Erik. The age of wild ghosts: memory, violence, and place in Southwest China. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.

  28. Nuttall, Mark. "Place, Identity and Landscape in North-West Greenland" in Gavin D. Flood, ed. Mapping Invisible Worlds. Cosmos, Yearbook of the Traditional Cosmology Society 9. Edinburgh University Press, 1993: 75-88.

  29. Ronda, James P. "Knowing Your "Place": Lewis & Clark and the Invention of American Realism." Columbia Magazine 16:1 (Spring 2002) http://www.wshs.org/lewisandclark/knowing_your_place.htm.

  30. Schnell, Steven. "Creating Narratives of Place and Identity in "Little Sweden, USA"" Geographical Review 93:1 (January 2003): 1-29.

  31. Shanahan, Derek. "Exploration in Dead Space: The East End of London, England." Backhaus, Gary and John Murungi, eds. Lived Topographies: and their Mediational Forces. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005.

  32. Stephens, J. "Karalee Rock: The Formation of Place and Identity." Urban Policy and Research 20:1 (March 2002): 87-99.

  33. Stilgoe, John R. Alongshore. Yale University Press, 1996.

  34. Syring, David. Places in the World a Person Could Walk: Family, Stories, Home, and Place in the Texas Hill Country. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

  35. Temple, Judy Nolte. Open Spaces, City Places: Contemporary Writers on the Changing Southwest. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994.

  36. Thorpe, Curtis. "Pittsburgh's 'Hill District' as Recollected by Adults When They Were Ten Years Old." Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 16:1 (Winter 2005): 7-9.

  37. Tomlinson, Richard, Robert Beauregard, Lindsay Bremmer and Xolela Mangcu, eds. Emerging Johannesburg. Routledge, 2003.

  38. Vladislavic, Ivan. Portrait with Keys. Umuzi Random House, 2006.

Updated Sept. 10 2006

 

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