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Roots, rupture and remembrance: The Tasmanian Lives of the Monterey Pine


Lien, M and Davison, AG, Roots, rupture and remembrance: The Tasmanian Lives of the Monterey Pine, Journal of Material Culture, 15, (2) pp. 233-253. ISSN 1359-1835 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1359183510364078


Why do certain landscapes become contested sites for claims about identity? We approach landscapes as assemblages of human and non-human elements that reach beyond the confines of their immediate physical and temporal locations. Our empirical focus is a small group of pine trees in a Tasmanian suburb, where remnants of human and non-human migration are inscribed and live on in the landscape and in human memory. We demonstrate how the trees simultaneously invite and resist purification through binaries such as nature and culture, wild and domestic, then and now. The histories and futures of belonging assembled in and through these trees are nothing less than active, idiosyncratic and ongoing processes of differentiation that shed light on the working out of postcolonial, globalizing societies and ecologies

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:belonging; environmentalism; landscape; Tasmania; trees
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Davison, AG (Associate Professor Aidan Davison)
ID Code:65866
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-12-07
Last Modified:2014-12-16

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