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Writing Worlds: Discourse, Text and Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape by Trevor J. Barnes

Writing Worlds: Discourse, Text and Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape by Trevor J. Barnes

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The purpose of this book is to explore issues of geographical description from a poststructuralist sensibility. Focusing on landscape representation, the authors organize their discussion of geographical writings around the three themes of discourse, text and metaphor.

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The purpose of this book is to explore issues of geographical description from a poststructuralist sensibility. Focusing on landscape representation, the authors organize their discussion of geographical writings around the three themes of discourse, text and metaphor. Each theme is used as a potential entry point into understanding the shape and substance of particular kinds of geographical writings: the discourse of economics, geopolitics and urban planning, travellers' descriptions, propaganda maps, cartography and geometry, poetry and painting. Representation of the landscape - city, countryside or wilderness - are not mimetic, rather they are a product of the nature of the discourse in which the text is written. Though the landscape representations explored by the authors varies considerably - travellers' accounts of Niagara Falls to Turner's painting of Leeds - each is a written world within a discrete discourse. These essays all participate in the ongoing project of deconstructing geographical discourse to explore the dynamics of power in the representation of landscape. This book should be of interest to students and lecturers in geography, cultural studies and sociology.

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SKU GOR008388304
Title Writing Worlds: Discourse, Text and Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape
Author By (author) Trevor J. Barnes
Contributor By (author) James S. Duncan
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year Published 1991
Page Number 296
ISBN 0415069831
ISBN13 9780415069830
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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