Embodying Landscape: Spatial Narratives of Becoming-Artist on the Islands of the Salish Sea

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dc.contributor.author Jackson, Jolene
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-20T22:24:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-20T22:24:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-01-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5167
dc.description.abstract Recent literature in cultural geography has turned its attention to the enactment of landscape through performance. Drawing upon the insights of new cultural geography and non-representational theory, this thesis examines the performative enactments of “place” through the production of landscape representations on the Islands of the Salish Sea. In particular, I adopt a narrative approach to consider how the embodied and discursive performances of becoming-artist and the enactment of landscape are co-constituted. Through a comparative case study of four Islands in the Salish Sea – San Juan, Lopez, Salt Spring, and Pender Islands – the current study provides an embodied account of the practices of landscape representation based upon fieldwork, participant observation, and 13 semi-structured interviews with landscape artists on the Islands. This is followed by a thematic analysis of recurring imagery in landscape paintings with a focus on representations of the rural scene, property relations, nationalism, and “unpeopled” landscapes. I conclude that landscape representations are both discursive and experiential in their performative enactments of place. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject non-representational theory en_US
dc.subject new cultural geography en_US
dc.subject Salish Sea en_US
dc.subject landscape en_US
dc.subject representation en_US
dc.subject performativity en_US
dc.subject narrative en_US
dc.title Embodying Landscape: Spatial Narratives of Becoming-Artist on the Islands of the Salish Sea en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Rose-Redwood, Reuben Skye
dc.degree.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0366 en_US

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