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Islands and lighthouses: a phenomenological geography of Cape Bruny, Tasmania


Murray, T, Islands and lighthouses: a phenomenological geography of Cape Bruny, Tasmania, Island Geographies: Essays and conversations, Routledge, E Stratford (ed), pp. 32-43. ISBN 9781317414438 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 selection and editorial matter, Elaine Stratford; individual chapters, the contributors

DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315686202


Islands and their environs - aerial, terrestrial, aquatic - may be understood as intensifiers, their particular and distinctive geographies enabling concentrated study of many kinds of challenges and opportunities. This edited collection brings together several emerging and established academics with expertise in island studies, as well as interest in geopolitics, governance, adaptive capacity, justice, equity, self-determination, environmental care and protection, and land management. Individually and together, their perspectives provide theoretically useful, empirically grounded evidence of the contributions human geographers can make to knowledge and understanding of island places and the place of islands. Nine chapters engage with the themes, issues, and ideas that characterise the borderlands between island studies and human geography and allied fields, and are contributed by authors for whom matters of place, space, environment, and scale are key, and for whom islands hold an abiding fascination. The penultimate chapter is rather more experimental - a conversation among these authors and the editor - while the last chapter offers timely reflections upon island geographies' past and future, penned by the first named professor of island geography, Stephen Royle.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:island, lighthouse, Cape Bruny, Tasmania
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Murray, T (Ms Therese Murray)
ID Code:121513
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2017-10-02
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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