Climate Change and Symbolic Landscape

Author/s Monica Gilli
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/101 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 120-134 File size 226 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2013-101010
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Climate changes affect not only the natural landscapes, but also the symbolic landscapes, i.e. those entities that landscape, thanks to countless cultural contributions have become "icons". This paper discusses two components present in many symbolic landscapes - the blanket of ice and perennial snow and water - which proved to be particularly sensitive to these changes, and put forward some hypotheses on social reactions to "degrading" resulting visually.

Keywords: Symbolic Landscape, Water, Icons, Climate Change, Place Identity, Tourism

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Monica Gilli, Mutamenti climatici e paesaggio simbolico in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 101/2013, pp 120-134, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2013-101010