We are open but due to high demand and courier delays, delivery times are expected to be longer.
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding by Amanda Kearney

Human life is intimately woven into place. Through nations and homelands, monuments and sacred sites it becomes the anchorage point for ethnic, cultural and national identities. Yet it is also place that becomes the battlefield, war zone, mass grave, desecrated site and destroyed landscape in the midst or aftermath of cultural wounding.

Much attention has been given to the impact of trauma and violence on human lives across generations, but what of the spaces in which it occurs? How does culturally prescribed violence impact upon place? And how do the non- human species with whom we coexist also suffer through episodes of conflict and violence? By identifying violence in place as a crisis of our times, and by encouraging both the witnessing and the diagnosing of harm, this book reveals the greater effects of cultural wounding. It problematises the habit of separating human life out from the ecologies in which it is held. If people and place are bound through kinship, whether through necessity and survival, or choice and abiding love, then wounding is co- terminus. The harms done to one will impact upon the other. Case studies from Australia, North and South America, Europe and the Pacific, illustrate the impact of violence in place, while supporting a campaign for methodologies that reveal the fullness of the relational bond between people and place.

The book will appeal to students and practitioners alike, with interests in cultural and human geography, anthropology, environmental humanities and moral ecology.

Buy Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding by Amanda Kearney from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781138546462
ISBN-10: 1138546461
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding by Amanda Kearney

Book Reviews - Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding by Amanda Kearney

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding book by Amanda Kearney and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Amanda Kearney

Amanda Kearney is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.