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- DescriptionFrom the frozen landscapes of the Antarctic to the haunted houses of childhood, the memory of places we experience is fundamental to a sense of self. Drawing on influences as diverse as Merleau-Ponty, Freud, and J. G. Ballard, The Memory of Place charts the memorial landscape that is written into the body and its experience of the world. Dylan Trigg's The Memory of Place offers a lively and original intervention into contemporary debates within place studies, an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of philosophy, geography, architecture, urban design, and environmental studies. Through a series of provocative investigations, Trigg analyzes monuments in the representation of public memory; transitional contexts, such as airports and highway rest stops; and the ruins of both memory and place in sites such as Auschwitz. While developing these original analyses, Trigg engages in thoughtful and invative ways with the philosophical and literary tradition, from Gaston Bachelard to Pierre Nora, H. P. Lovecraft to Martin Heidegger. Breathing a strange new life into phemelogy, The Memory of Place argues that the eerie disquiet of the uncanny is at the core of the remembering body, and thus of ourselves. The result is a compelling and vel rethinking of memory and place that should spark new conversations across the field of place studies. Edward S. Casey, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University and widely recognized as the leading scholar on phemelogy of place, calls The Memory of Place genuinely unique and a signal addition to phemelogical literature. It fills a significant gap, and it does so with eloquence and force. He predicts that Trigg's book will be immediately recognized as a major original work in phemelogy.
- Author Biography
Dylan Trigg is a researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Epistemologie Appliquee, Paris. He is the author of The Aesthetics of Decay and has published widely on phenomenology, continental philosophy, and aesthetics.
- Author(s)Dylan Trigg
- PublisherOhio University Press
- Date of Publication25/01/2012
- Series TitleSeries in Continental Thought
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 41
- Place of PublicationOhio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOhio University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight649 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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