Landscapes of Privilege
The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb
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Landscapes of Privilege by James Duncan
Book DescriptionJames and Nancy Duncan look at how the aesthetics of physical landscapes are fully enmeshed in producing the American class system. Focusing on an archetypal upper class American suburb-Bedford in Westchester County, NY-they show how the physical presentation of a place carries with it a range of markers of inclusion and exclusion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415946872
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Duncan
Companion to Cultural Geography, Paperback (August 2007)
A Companion to Cultural Geography brings together original contributions from 35 distinguished international scholars to provide a critical overview of this dynamic and influential field of study.
Landscapes of Privilege, Paperback (December 2003)
Focusing on an archetypal upper class American suburb, the authors look at how the aesthetics of physical landscapes are fully enmeshed in producing the American class system.
Writes of Passage, Hardback (December 1998)» View all books by James Duncan
A discussion of the interplay between an homogenizing system of othering which travellers bring to a place and the geographical difference they discover on arrival. The tensions between the imaginary and real geographical difference is explored and the essays focus on British travel writers.
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Author Biography - James Duncan
James Duncan is a University Lecturer in Geography at Cambridge University, and Nancy Duncan is Affiliated Lecturer of Geography at Cambridge University.
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