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The Resource Mapping the invisible landscape : folklore, writing, and the sense of place, by Kent C. Ryden ; foreword by Wayne Franklin

Mapping the invisible landscape : folklore, writing, and the sense of place, by Kent C. Ryden ; foreword by Wayne Franklin

Label
Mapping the invisible landscape : folklore, writing, and the sense of place
Title
Mapping the invisible landscape
Title remainder
folklore, writing, and the sense of place
Statement of responsibility
by Kent C. Ryden ; foreword by Wayne Franklin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Any landscape has an unseen component: a subjective component of experience, memory, and narrative which people familiar with the place understand to be an integral part of its geography but which outsiders may not suspect the existence of--unless they listen and read carefully. This invisible landscape is make visible though stories, and these stories are the focus of this engrossing book. Traveling across the invisible landscape in which we imaginatively dwell, Kent Ryden--himself a most careful listener and reader--asks the following questions. What categories of meaning do we read into our surroundings? What forms of expression serve as the most reliable maps to understanding those meanings? Our sense of any place, he argues, consists of a deeply ingrained experiential knowledge of its physical makeup; an awareness of its communal and personal history; a sense of our identity as being inextricably bound up with its events and ways of life; and an emotional reaction, positive or negative, to its meanings and memories. Ryden demonstrates that both folk and literary narratives about place bear a striking thematic and stylistic resemblance. Accordingly, Mapping the Invisible Landscape examines both kinds of narratives. For his oral materials, Ryden provides an in-depth analysis of narratives collected in the Coeur d'Alene mining district in the Idaho panhandle; for his consideration of written works, he explores the "essay of place," the personal essay which takes as its subject a particular place and a writer's relationship to that place. Drawing on methods and materials from geography, folklore, and literature, Mapping the Invisible Landscape offers a broadly interdisciplinary analysis of the way we situate ourselves imaginatively in the landscape, the way we inscribe its surface with stories. Written in an extremely engaging style, this book will lead its readers to an awareness of the vital role that a sense of place plays in the formation of local cultures, to an understanding of the many-layered ways in which place interacts with individual lives, and to renewed appreciation of the places in their own lives and landscapes"--Publisher's description
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryden, Kent C.
Dewey number
304.2/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GF91.U6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The American land and life series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape assessment
  • Geographical perception
  • Folklore
  • American essays
  • Folklore
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American essays
  • Folklore
  • Geographical perception
  • Landscape assessment
  • Idaho
  • United States
  • Folklore
  • Perception géographique
  • Paysage
  • États-Unis
Label
Mapping the invisible landscape : folklore, writing, and the sense of place, by Kent C. Ryden ; foreword by Wayne Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : reading the border -- Of maps and minds : the invisible landscape -- Folklore and the sense of place -- The folklore of place : the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, North Idaho -- A walk in the invisible landscape : the essay of place -- The essay of place : themes in the cartography of the invisible landscape -- Epilogue : feeling every bump in the ground
Control code
44965457
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587292088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20gq46v
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44965457
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Mapping the invisible landscape : folklore, writing, and the sense of place, by Kent C. Ryden ; foreword by Wayne Franklin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : reading the border -- Of maps and minds : the invisible landscape -- Folklore and the sense of place -- The folklore of place : the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, North Idaho -- A walk in the invisible landscape : the essay of place -- The essay of place : themes in the cartography of the invisible landscape -- Epilogue : feeling every bump in the ground
Control code
44965457
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587292088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20gq46v
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44965457
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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