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Roots, rupture and remembrance: the Tasmanian lives of Monterey Pine.

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Lien, M and Davison, AG (2010) Roots, rupture and remembrance: the Tasmanian lives of Monterey Pine. Journal of Material Culture, 15 (2). pp. 233-253. ISSN 1359-1835

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Abstract

Why do certain landscapes become contested sites for claims about identity?
We approach landscapes as assemblages of human and non-human elements
that reach beyond the confines of their immediate physical and temporal
locations. Our empirical focus is a small group of pine trees in a Tasmanian
suburb, where remnants of human and non-human migration are inscribed
and live on in the landscape and in human memory. We demonstrate how
the trees simultaneously invite and resist purification through binaries such
as nature and culture, wild and domestic, then and now. The histories and
futures of belonging assembled in and through these trees are nothing less
than active, idiosyncratic and ongoing processes of differentiation that shed
light on the working out of postcolonial, globalizing societies and ecologies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: belonging, environmentalism, landscape, Tasmania, trees
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Material Culture
Page Range: pp. 233-253
ISSN: 1359-1835
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1177/1359183510364078
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Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 01:54
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 01:54
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