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dc.contributor.authorCross, Jennifer E.
dc.date2001-11-02
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-08T21:39:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-08T21:39:27Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/180311
dc.descriptionPrepared for the 12th Headwaters Conference Western State College, November 2-4, 2001. http://www.western.edu/archives-headwaters-xii
dc.description.abstractAs noted in the call for this year’s papers, "Sense of place has become a buzzword used to justify everything from a warm fuzzy appreciation of a natural landscape to the selling of homesites in urban sprawl. The truth is we probably have no single "sense of place;" instead, we bring to the places we live a whole set of cultural preconceptions that shape the way we respond to the place, and in some measure reshape the place to fit those preconceptions…." This lack of a common definition or understanding of sense of place, results both from the fact that it has become a buzzword used to suit various purposes, and from the interdisciplinary nature of the concept. To provide a little background for the use of the term, I will review some of the definitions used by various social scientists, and then review my own contribution to that literature by summarizing and expanding on a few of the ideas presented at last year’s Headwaters Conference.
dc.format.extent14 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.subjectsense of place
dc.subjectplace attachment
dc.subjectcommunity attachment
dc.subjectspirit of place
dc.subjecttopophilia
dc.titleWhat is sense of place?
dc.typeProceedings


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