chapter  9
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J. K. Gibson-Graham, "'Stuffed if I Know": Reflections on Post-modern Feminist Social Research' (1994)

Landscape is a central term in geographical studies because it refers to one of the discipline's most enduring interests: the relation between the natural environment and human society, or, to rephrase, between Nature and Culture. Landscape is a term especially associated with cultural geography, and although literally is the scene within the range of the observer's vision', its conceptualization has changed through history. In the context of eighteenth-century English landscape painting, for example, Barrell notes that the labourers in these images are denied full humanity, and Bryson argues that the fine brushwork technique favoured in Western art until the late nineteenth century effaces the mark of the artist as waged worker. It is argued then that landscape is meaningful as a way of seeing' bound into class relations, and Cosgrove describes landscape as a visual ideology' in the sense that it represents only a partial world view.