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The trouble with representation: landscape and environmental justice
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2016 (English)In: Landscape research, ISSN 0142-6397, E-ISSN 1469-9710, Vol. 41, no 4, 417-424 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In landscape studies, at the turn of the twenty-first century, the concept of representation has been high on the agenda. Representation has often been understood as the expression of particular cultural politics of landscape, accentuating the socially biased and incomplete nature of textual and visual mediations of the world. In more recent work, it is possible to discern a shift from this emphasis on cultural representation to a fuller engagement with political representation. The concern here, crucially, is to understand representation as a core concept of justice, entwined with the social and material struggle over the right to landscape. In effect, to understand how landscapes materialise struggles over justice, an engagement with political representation is indispensable. As this paper elucidates, one potential consequence of the rediscovery of the political logic of representation is a rapprochement of landscape studies with environmental justice.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Vol. 41, no 4, 417-424 p.
Keyword [en]
cultural representation, political representation, justice, environment, landscape
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Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294473DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2016.1156071ISI: 000375863100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-294473DiVA: diva2:930032
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Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-05-21 Created: 2016-05-21 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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