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This paper explores the connections among place, identity and visual art withreference to the Harris Tapestry, created to mark the beginning of a new Millenniumon the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. I focus on the material practicesthrough which the Tapestry was created and the...
This paper examines the representations of nature circulating in a Greenpeaceanti-logging campaign in British Columbia, Canada. The effort to stop industriallogging in a region of the central coast named ‘the Great BearRainforest’ is presented as a case study through which nature’ssocial...
This article focuses on perceived differences between rain forests and jungles asreflected in marketers’ attempts to convince consumers to purchaseparticular ‘rainforest’ products. The author contrasts an ad forRaw Vanilla men’s cologne (‘It’s like meeting in therainforest!’) with ads for a...
The story of Frankenstein is often interpreted and mobilized as a powerful andpopular symbol of concerns over the risks and dangers of science, progressivemodernity and its ensuing technological creations, and - as in the recent GM‘Frankenstein food’ debate - the dangers of ‘messingwith nature’...
We can best understand music by being in the middle of it... the starting point mustbe how we (and that includes you and me) actually use, internalize, or otherwisecare about music, whether by going to concerts or discos, relaxing to it in thesitting-room, or whistling it at work. It avoids...
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