Show simple item record Heidi V. en_US 2011-04-14T08:32:37Z 2011-04-14T08:32:37Z 2008-10-21 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Scott , H V 2008 , ' Colonialism, Landscape and the Subterranean ' Geography Compass , vol 2 , no. 6 , pp. 1853-1869 . , 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2008.00164.x en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 158279 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6531 en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent geographical contributions to post-colonial studies have paid relatively little attention to subterranean spaces as arenas of modern European imperial and colonial expansion and instead have concentrated almost exclusively on examining ‘surface’ landscapes and practices. This article argues that greater critical attention deserves to be paid by geographers to the ‘colonial underground’, not only because mining played a central role in many imperial ventures since the 16th century, but also because closer scrutiny of the vertical dimension can provide new insights into the nature of colonial relations and into the ways in which colonial landscapes were inhabited and given meaning. Drawing on recent literature as well as on documentation from early colonial Peru, the article shows that colonial European engagements with the underground were more varied than most work in human geography suggests and, moreover, that the subterranean cannot exclusively be regarded as a space of colonial domination and exploitation. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Geography Compass en_US
dc.title Colonialism, Landscape and the Subterranean en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Cultural and Historical Geography en_US

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