The call for abstracts is now closed.
Please submit an abstract (400–600 words) before 15 February 2014 to mattias.qvistrom[at]slu.se.
Potential topics and themes of interest might include, but are not limited to:
The abstracts will be peer-reviewed, with decisions made in March 2014.
“In increasingly gentrified and aestheticized’ rural areas of the global north such as Nevada County, conflicts over landscape are of growing importance[...]. Conflicts emerge particularly in places where economic and cultural value is being placed not on individual natural resources but on aesthetic and environmental values[...] that derive from a totality of many individual landholdings. These are especially subject to dispute because ‘ownership’ of landscape qualities is often undefined.”
(Peter Walker & Louise Fortmann, “Whose landscape? A political ecology of the ’exurban’ Sierra”, Cultural geographies, 2003, p. 471)
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