Contested Landscape and the Spirit of Place, the Case of Olive Trees and Urban Neighborhood in Israel
Amit-Cohen, Irit (2008) Contested Landscape and the Spirit of Place, the Case of Olive Trees and Urban Neighborhood in Israel. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Abstract (in English)
Cultural Heritage and Cultural Landscape are a set of human products that reflect the society needs thoughts and memories. It represents and symbolizes the relationships of power and controls - out of which it has emerged - and the human processes that have transformed and continue to transform them. These transformations create new cultural landscapes that often hide the processes that have made them – political, social, cultural, ideological and economic. The purpose of this lecture is to analyze a contested geographical environment, where two cultures compete over land and its cultural heritage and therefore each of them has its own interpretations: the Jewish Zionist culture and the Arab Moslem culture. The aim is to define the landscape – its spirit and its representation - that emerges from these competitions and disputes; to characterize it; to analyze its symbols and its uses – mainly for the purpose of formation and construction of identities.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||contested landscape; cultural landscape; icon; symbol; interpretation; spirit of place; intangible heritage|
|Subjects:||L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
|Name of monument, town, site, museum:||Manshiya, Israel|
|ICOMOS Special Collection:||Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)|
|ICOMOS Special Collection Volume:||2008, 16th|
|Depositing User:||Jose Garcia|
|Date Deposited:||04 Sep 2010 11:03|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2011 19:11|
|References:||Ashworth, G. J. and Larkham P. J., 1994. A Heritage for Europe: The Need, The Task, The Contribution. In Building a New Heritage, Tourism, Culture and Identity in the New Europe, edited by G. J. Ashworth, G. J. and Larkham, P. J., 1-9. London and New York: Routledge
Ashworth, G.J., 1994. From History to Heritage: From Heritage to Identity: In Search of Concepts and Models. In Building a New Heritage, Tourism, Culture and Identity in the New Europe, edited by G. J. Ashworth, G. J. and Larkham, P. J., 13-30. London and New York: Routledge.
Azaryahu, M., 1993. A Tale of Two Cities: Commemorating the Israeli War of Independence in Tel Aviv and Haifa. Cathedra 68, 98-125 (Hebrew).
Azaryahu, M. and Golan, A., 2001. (Re)naming the Landscape: the Formation of the Hebrew Map of Israel 1949-1960. Journal of Historical Geography, 27 (2), 178-195.
Cohen, W., 1989. Symbols of Power: Statues in Nineteenth-Century Provincial France. Comparative Studies in Society and History 31, 491-513.
Cosgrove, D., 1984. Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape Totowa. New Jersey: Barnes and Noble.
Daniels, S., 1993. Fields of Vision: Landscape Imagery and National Identity in England and in United States. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Duncan, J. S., 1973. Landscape taste as a symbol of group identity: A Westchester County village. Geographical Review 63, 334-355.
Duncan, J., 1990. The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandayan Kingdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Duncan, J. S. and N. Duncan, 1988. (Re)reading the Landscape, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 6, 117-126.
Duncan, J. S. and N. Duncan, 2004. Landscapes of Privilege: The Politics of the Aesthetic in an American Suburb. New York and London: Routledge, 2004.
Duncan, J. S. and D. Lamber, 2002. Landscape, Aesthetics, and Power. In American Space/American Place: Geographies of the United States on the Threshold of a New Century, edited by J. Agnew and J. Smith, 264-291. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Ewald Klaus C., 2001. The Neglect of Aesthetics in Landscape Planning in Switzerland. Landscape and Urban Planning 54, 255-266.
Friedman, Thomas, L. 2000. The Lexus and the Olive Tree, London and New York: Routledge.
Glass, J. B. and Kark. R., 1991. Sepharadi entrepreneurs in Eretz Israel: The Amsalak Family 1816-1918, 1991, Jerusalem: Magnes.
Gottmann, J., 1952. The Political Partitioning of our World: An Attempt at Analysis, World Politics, 4 (4), 512-519.
Holdsworth, D.W., 1997. Landscape and Archives as text. In: Understanding Ordinary Landscapes, edited by Groth, P. and T.W. Bressi, 44-55. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
Kamen, C. S., 1977. Affirmation or Enjoyment? The Commemoration of Independence in Israel. Jewish Journal of Sociology 19, 5-20.
Levine, M., 2004. Planning to Conquer: Modernity and its Antinomies in the 'New-Old Jaffa'. In: H. Yacobi (ed.). Constructing a Sense of Place: Architecture and the Zionist Discourse. London: Ashgate, 192-224.
Lissovsky, N., 2004. Sacred Trees – Holy Land: Cultural, Natural and Visual Characteristics of the Sacred Geography of Eretz Israel. Cathedra 111, 41-74.
Lowental, D., 1991. British identity and the English landscape, Rural History 2, 205-230.
Mishory, A., 2000. Lo and Behold: Zionist Icons and Visual Symbols in Israeli Culture, Tel Aviv: Am Oved (Hebrew).
Newcomb, R.M., 1979. Planning the Past, Historical Landscape - Resources and Recreation, Hamden: Connecticut: Archon Books.
Ohana, D. and S. Wistrich, 1996. Jewish and Zionist Myth. In Myth and Memory , edited by Ohana, D., and S. Wistrich, 11-40. Tel Aviv: Am Oved (Hebrew).
Rose, G., 1995. Place and Identity: A Sense of Place. In A Place in the World? Place, Cultures, and Globalization, edited by D. Massey and P. Jess, 87-132. Oxford: Open University Press.
Rowntree, Lester B. and Margaret W. Conkey, 1980. Symbolism and the Cultural Landscape. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 70 (4). 459-483.
Shai A., 2002. The Fate of Abandoned Arab Villages in Israel on the Eve of the Six-Day War and its Immediate Aftermath. Cathedra 105, 151-170 (Hebrew).
Schwartz, B., 1982. The Social Context of Commemoration: A Study in Collective Memory. Social Forces 2 (61), 374-402.
Terkenli, Theano S., 2001. Towards a Theory of the Landscape: The Aegean Landscape as a Cultural Image. Landscape and Urban Planning 57, 183-196.
Troyansky, D., 1987. Monumental Politics: National History and Local Memory in French Monuments aux Morts in the Department of the Aisne since 1870. French Historical Studies 15(1), 3-11.
Tudor, H., 1972. Political Myth, London: Mcmillan.
Young, A. R., 1990. We Throw the Torch: Canadian Memorials of the Great War and the Mythology of Heroic Sacrifice. Journal of Canadian Studies, 24 (4), 12-21.
Yacobi, H., 2003. The Architecture of Ethnic Logic: Exploring the Meaning of the Built Environment in the "Mixed" City of Lod – Israel. Geografiska Annaler, 84 (B), 171-187.
Zreubavel. Y., 1994. Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition, Chicago: Chicago University Press.
Actions (login required)
- HTML Citation
- ASCII Citation
- OpenURL ContextObject
- MPEG-21 DIDL
- EP3 XML
- Dublin Core
- Reference Manager
- Simple Metadata
Downloads per month over past year