Advances in Theory, Methods and Applications
Edited by Lynne Manzo, Patrick Devine-Wright
To Be Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge – 210 pages
Place attachments are emotional bonds that form between people and their physical surroundings. These connections are a powerful aspect of human life that inform our sense of identity, create meaning in our lives, facilitate community and influence action. Place attachments affect issues as diverse as rootedness and belonging, placemaking and displacement, mobility and migration, intergroup conflict, civic engagement, social housing and urban redevelopment, natural resource management and global climate change.
In this multidisciplinary book, Manzo and Devine-Wright draw together the latest thinking by leading scholars from around the globe, capturing important advancements in three areas: theory, research and application. Together, authors critically review and challenge contemporary knowledge, identify significant advances and point to areas for future research.
This is the contemporary ‘go-to’ resource for up to date understandings about place attachment, a critical concept for the environmental social sciences and place-making professions.
Introduction Lynne C. Manzo and Patrick Devine Wright Part 1: Theory 1. Place Attachment and Phenomenology: The Synergistic Dynamism of Place David Seamon 2. Comparing the Theories of Interpersonal and Place Attachment Leila Scannell and Robert Gifford 3. Place Attachment in an Age of Mobility Per Gustafson 4. In Search of Roots: Memory as Enabler of Place Attachment Maria Lewicka 5. Community Place Attachment and its Role in Social Capital Development Nikolay Mihaylov and Douglas D. Perkins 6. Place Attachment as Discursive Practice Andrés Di Masso, John Dixon, and Kevin Durrheim Part 2: Methods 7. "Beyond the Commodity Metaphor" Revisited: Some Methodological Reflections on Place Attachment Research Daniel Williams 8. Articulating Transnational Attachments through on-site Narratives Clare Rishbeth 9. Photo Based Methods for Understanding Place Meanings as Foundations of Attachment Richard Stedman 10. Theoretical and Methodological Aspects of Research on Place Attachment Bernardo Hernández, M. Carmen Hidalgo, and Cristina Ruiz Part 3: Applications 11. "The Frayed Knot:" What Happens to Place Attachment in the Context of Serial Forced Displacement? Mindy Fullilove 12. Place Attachment, Community Identification and Pro-Environmental Engagement Giuseppe Carrus, Massimiliano Scopelliti, Ferdinando Fornara, Mirilia Bonnes, and Marino Bonaiuto 13. The Dynamics of Place Attachment in a Climate Changed World Patrick Devine-Wright 14. Exploring the Shadow Side: Place Attachment in the Context of Stigma, Displacement and social Housing Lynne C. Manzo 15. Do Not Detach! Instructions From and For Community Design Randolf T. Hester Jr.
Lynne C. Manzo is an environmental psychologist and associate professor in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments, Seattle, Washington, USA. She specializes in the study of place meaning, attachments, identity, the politics of place, and the experience of displacement in the context of public housing.
Patrick Devine-Wright holds a Chair in Human Geography at the University of Exeter, UK, and has researched the relevance of place attachments and place identities for understanding "NIMBY" (Not In My Back Yard) controversies over the siting of energy technologies.