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Gardens and Cultural Change

A Pan-American Perspective

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$25.00 • £20.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780884023302

Publication Date: 02/29/2008

Short

110 pages

35 black and white photographs; 37 color photographs

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Gardens contain time, culture, and nature. They are powerful symbolic spaces onto which a society can project its ideals, either to conjure or contrive cultural change, rooting them in the flow of natural processes. Five authors explore the variety of relationships between garden making and cultural change in Argentina, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. They show how gardens express popular cultural invention and attempts at political manipulation, as well as provide places of cultural resistance by subjugated people. Issues of identity and ideology; political coercion and resistance apply equally throughout the continent, inviting a renewed attention to gardens as places where cultural identities are forged and contested.

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