Landscapes of Affect and Emotion

Nordic Environmental Humanities and the Emotional Turn


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The volume Landscapes of Affect and Emotion maps out the current approaches on emotion and affect in environmental humanities and interdisciplinary landscape studies. It discusses the contemporary emotional turn in humanities and its relation to space, place and landscape. Emotions and affects are addressed from three main angles: representation and symbolic landscape, place experience and lifeworlds, and landscape as an embodied set of practices. These are studied in terms of the changing human-nature relationship, focusing on politicisations and contestations of landscape as well as boundaries and hybridity between culture and nature.

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Maunu Häyrynen, Ph.D. (1995), University of Turku, is Professor of Landscape Studies at that university. He has published articles in international journals and book chapters.

Jouni Häkli, Ph.D. (1994), University of Tampere, is Professor of Regional Studies at that university. He has published several articles in leading international journals, including edited books Boundaries and Place (2002), The Beginning of Politics (2015).

Jarkko Saarinen, Ph.D. (2001), University of Oulu, is Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu. His recent publications include co-edited books: Political Ecology and Tourism (2016) and Tourism Planning and Development (forthcoming).
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1 Emotional Turn in the Study of the Environment and Landscape
Maunu Häyrynen


2 The Red Island: Working-Class Leisure Culture in Post-War Helsinki
Simo Laakkonen and Antti Linna
3 Movements, Care and Dispersed Periurban Landscapes Evoked by Dacha Allotment Gardens of Narva
Tarmo Pikner and Hannes Palang
4 Roadside Picnic? Overcoming the Military Past
Hannes Palang and Annemarie Rammo


5 Architectural Memories of Places and Things
M. Christine Boyer
6 From Acidified Groves to Virtual Mountains: The Continuum of Utopian Landscape Types in Twenty-First Century Nordic art
Hilja Roivainen
7 Perceptions of Winter in the Notebook of Eva Christina Lindström (1823–1895)
Silja Laine


8 ‘The Penguin is to be a Norwegian Bird’: Nationalising and Naturalising an Alien Animal
Peder Roberts
9 Making the National Landscape: The Case of Koli, Eastern Finland
Juha Hiedanpää and Lasse Lovén
10 Norwegian friluftsliv (‘outdoor life’) as an Interpassive Ritual
Werner Bigell

Anyone interested in how emotions and affects relate to landscape and the environment. Scholars and students in landscape studies, environmental humanities, art history, literature, aesthetics, cultural studies and human geography.
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