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Understanding Concepts of Place in Recreation Research and Management
Understanding Concepts of Place in Recreation Rese

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By Linda E. Kruger (ed); Troy E. Hall (ed); Maria C. Stiefel (ed)
Year: 2008
Pages: 204
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437928331

Over a 3-day weekend in the spring of 2004 a group of scientists interested in extending understanding of place as applied in recreation research and management convened a working session in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of the gathering was to clarify their understanding of place-related concepts, approaches to the study of people-place relations, and the application of that understanding in recreation management for the purpose of integrating perspectives from different disciplines, discussing approaches to understanding and measuring sense of place, and other questions around the study and application of place-related concepts. Topics that generated the most discussion included how social processes influence place meanings, how place meanings are shared and negotiated within social groups, and when and how place meanings and attachments focus, reduce, or avert conflict in natural resource planning and management. This collection of papers is a result of that meeting. Illus.

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