A sense of place, a place of senses: Land and a landscape in the west of Ireland

Peace, Adrian (2005) A sense of place, a place of senses: Land and a landscape in the west of Ireland. Journal of Anthropological Research, 61 4: 495-512.

Author Peace, Adrian
Title A sense of place, a place of senses: Land and a landscape in the west of Ireland
Journal name Journal of Anthropological Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-7710
2153-3806
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 61
Issue 4
Start page 495
End page 512
Total pages 18
Place of publication Albuquerque, NM, United States
Publisher University of New Mexico
Language eng
Abstract One of the analytic points made about "contested spaces" is that they can bring to the fore the tacit cultural understandings and unexamined ideological frameworks which, precisely by virtue of their being tacit and unexamined, are integral to the routine flow of everyday life. This paper amplifies the proposition ethnographically by selectively examining an extended conflict over the Irish state's intention to build an interpretive center at Mullaghmore, a mountain in the west of Ireland. It is argued that at one level local people were at odds over whether the mountain was land or a landscape, whilst at another level they were divided over appropriate ways of living in this peripheral setting in the final decade of the twentieth century. It was only in the process of contesting Mullaghmore as space, however, that these cultural differences and ideological divisions became explicit and open to public critique.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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