Remembering Places : A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship between Memory and Place, Hardback Book

Remembering Places : A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship between Memory and Place Hardback

Part of the Toposophia: Sustainability, Dwelling, Design series

Description

This book is a phenomenological investigation of the interrelations of tradition, memory, place and the body.

Drawing upon philosophers such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, Janet Donohoe uses the idea of a palimpsest to argue that layers of the past are carried along as traditions, through places and bodies, such that we can speak of memory as being written upon place and place as being written upon memory.

In dialogue with theorists such as Jeff Malpas and Ed Casey, Donohoe focuses on analysis of monuments and memorials to investigate how such deliberate places of collective memory can be ideological, or can open us to the past and different traditions.

The insights in this book will be of particular value to place theorists and phenomenologists in disciplines such as philosophy, geography, memory studies, public history, and environmental studies.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 194 pages, 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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  • Category: Phenomenology & Existentialism
  • ISBN: 9780739187166

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