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Definition (en) the use of images and signs that representing or stand in for landscape
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Influenced by Saussarian linguistics and rehearsed within various registers of post-structuralism, the constructedness of representation is now a chief interpretive principle cutting across a wide sampling of contemporary theories, including those of human geography (Gregory, Derek, et al., 2009). Cultural theorist Stuart Hall describes representation as the process by which meaning is produced and exchanged between members of a culture through the use of language, signs and images which stand for or represent things (Hall, 1997). In cultural geography, the critique of representation in philosophy and arts started to make influence in the early 1970s. Since then, two distincted directions have been developed: critique of representation and non-representational geographies. In the former field, the ideological character of geographical representations has been amplified, and representation has been widely understood as a discursive practice. The basic question here, which is also central more broadly to the field of cultural studies, is that of the politics of representation, i.e. who has the power to produce authorised representations of the world and what/who are the legitimate objects/subjects of scientific representation? (Söderström, 2005)

Non-representational theories concerned to close the distance between subject and object – the very distance implied by representation as mediation, illustration or derivative sign-language. Here the re of representation, or the substitutive value that this re indicates, makes way for a certain intensification of presentation, for an immediacy of presence of which any secondary reproduction of the world can give no account (Gregory, Derek, et al., 2009).




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Tieteen termipankki 28.9.2021: Maisemantutkimus:representaatio. (Tarkka osoite:

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