Making Our Place: Exploring Land-Use Tensions in Aotearoa New Zealand

Author(s): Jacinta Ruru & Janet Stephenson & Mick Abbott (eds.)

New Zealand

Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors to bring together New Zealanders from differing backgrounds and disciplines to explore some of the stories and sites of conflict and change to be found amongst our sacred, historic, rural, urban and coastal landscapes. All engage with the underlying question: Are there better ways to reconcile the tensions inherent in our struggles with the land and each other?


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All three editors are based at the University of Otago: Jacinta Ruru in the Faculty of Law, Janet Stephenson at the Centre for the Study of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and Mick Abbott at the Department of Design Studies.

Foreword / Jan Wright -- 1 Tension Lines / Jacinta Ruru, Janet Stephenson and Mick Abbott -- Challenges 2 The Political and Juridical Battle in the Salt-sand Environment / Jacinta Ruru -- 3 Domesticating Rural Coastal Places: A case study of the Tutukaka coast / Raewyn Peart -- 4 The 'Big H': Naming and claiming landscapes / Lyn Carter -- 5 Being Landscape / Mick Abbott -- Transformations 6 Beyond the Orderly Appearance of Productive Rural Land / Tom Brooking -- 7 Bounding the Land: Cadastral framework on the Taieri / Mick Strack -- 8 Ecological Heritage in the Taranaki Region / Bruce Clarkson -- 9 Auckland Landmarks: Architecture and the shaping of national identity / Murray Rae -- Negotiations 10 Waikato: River of life / Linda Te Aho -- 11 Transforming Merino Country in the Mackenzie / Anna Thompson -- 12 Nga Pakanga o Wahi Tapu: Battles over sacred places / Robert Joseph -- 13 'Just part of who you are': The hidden significance of landscape in the wind farm debate / Janet Stephenson and Seth Gorrie -- Conclusion 14 Shifting Positions / Janet Stephenson, Mick Abbott and Jacinta Ruru.

General Fields

  • : 9781877372889
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : August 2011
  • : 240mm X 170mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacinta Ruru & Janet Stephenson & Mick Abbott (eds.)
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 243
  • : b/w photographs