LIMINAL LANDSCAPES: Travel, Experience and Spaces In-Between
Edited by Hazel Andrews and Les Roberts (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012)
"[T]the book brings to the fore new directions in the study of liminal spaces and mobility practices in contemporary societies from an interdisciplinary perspective. . . . Apart from its variety of case-studies and innovative methodological approaches, the volume is also a rich source of references on liminality and mobility." Anthropological Notebooks XX (1), 2014.
"Liminal Landscapes pulls together a welcomed selection of interdisciplinary texts by scholars whose disciplines vary from social anthropology to cultural geography, film, media and cultural studies, art and visual culture and tourism studies - all of whom focus on landscapes and their often liminal quality. . . . Andrews and Roberts must be congratulated on compiling this volume of insightful and critical essays, one that cannot be ignored by students and lecturers alike." Journeys 15 (2), 2014.
"The volume offers a multidisciplinary reappraisal of “the liminal” as a geographical concept, and is a refreshing mix of contributions from scholars at different stages of their research careers. . . . The rich mix of contributions and thought-provoking questions raised makes Liminal Landscapes a highly-accessible book for those who may be unfamiliar with the concepts in discussion, while challenging those more familiar with the literature." Transfers 3 (2), 2013.
"The liminal has become a popular way of interpreting the experiences of travel from airports to train travel. Few give an explicit discussion of the meanings and origins of this term – this book does. To this end, [Liminal Landscapes] is a helpful addition to understanding the affective state of movement." Journal of Transport Geography 28, 2013.
"[Liminal Landscapes] reassesses coastal areas as simply sites of tourism, leisure and consumption and related ideas of the ludic, consumption and the carnivalesque and broadens the concept of liminality beyond that of tourism, migration and pilgrimage. . . . [contributors] revisit and remap the concept of liminality using more contemporary developments and theorists in the study of place, space and mobility such as de Certeau as well as develop new insights and perspectives." Tourism Management 38, 2013.
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