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dc.contributor.authorWainaina, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T13:47:12Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T13:47:12Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationnternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 23; December 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/13224
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThe discussion of this paper seeks to contribute to the growing body of wide ranging stud ies which seek to analyse the diffusion of the core concepts regarding ‘places’ and ‘landscape’ as texts of social, anthropological and cultural analysis. These concepts according to Wilson and David (2002) are centered on experience through which social a nd personal expressions of place - marking signal a cultural presence and give the land social and cultural significance. This approach recognizes that the products of people’s engagement with landscapes are meaningfully constructed social texts involving sp atial and bodily experience. These texts are constructed as people, landscapes and things are constantly involved in the process of inscribing place. It is therefore necessary to study the social cultural and political contexts that provide geographical la ndscapes their textual/narrative significance. This paper explores landscape texts by discussing issues that surround the Gikuyu cultural heritage site at Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga. The paper seeks to discuss this landscape in regard to Gikuyu identity and th e tensioned - narratives emerging from the need to preserve the old but also to inscribe a new contemporary con - text of a globalizing Kenyaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleLand as Story and the Place o f The Story: A Contemporary Kenyan Illustration of Landscape as Texten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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