9780253220882

Getting Back into Place

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253220882

  • ISBN10:

    0253220882

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-08
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

What would the world be like if there were no places? Our lives are so place-oriented that we cannot begin to comprehend the loss of locality. Indeed, the space we occupy has much to do with what and who we are. Yet, despite the pervasiveness of place in our everyday lives, philosophers have neglected it.Since its publication in 1993, Getting Back into Place has been recognized as a pioneering study of the importance of place in people's lives. This edition includes new material that reflects on the development of the field of environmental philosophy and presents Edward S. Casey's current thinking on place and home in our increasingly troubled world.

Author Biography

Edward S. Casey is Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University. His previous books include Imagining (IUP, 2nd ed., 2000), Remembering (IUP, 2nd ed., 2000), and The World at a Glance (IUP, 2007).

Table of Contents

Preface: Being before Placep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introduction to the Second Editionp. xxi
Finding Placep. 1
Implacementp. 3
Displacementp. 22
The Body in Placep. 41
Directionsp. 43
Dimensionsp. 71
Built Placesp. 107
Two Ways to Dwellp. 109
Building Sites and Cultivating Placesp. 146
Wild Placesp. 183
The Arc of Desolation and the Array of Descriptionp. 185
Going Wild in the Landp. 227
Moving Between Placesp. 271
Homeward Bound: Ending (in) the Journeyp. 273
Epilogue New Work on Place: Space, Time, and Historyp. 315
How to Get from Space to Place in a Fairly Short Stretch of Timep. 317
Smooth Spaces and Rough-Edged Places: The Hidden History of Placep. 349
Notesp. 367
Indexp. 465
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