Stonehenge: Making Space (Paperback)
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Short Description for Stonehenge Offers an account of the ways in which, through time, the Stonehenge landscape has been used and re-used, invested with new meanings, and has given rise to stories. The book presents a range of views and provides insights into how people shape and are shaped by the landscape.
- Published: 01 August 1999
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781859739082 ISBN 10: 1859739083
- Sales rank: 1,336,195
Full description for Stonehenge
This book is an imaginative exploration of a place that has fascinated, intrigued and perplexed visitors for centuries. Instead of seeing Stonehenge as an isolated site, the author sets the stones within a wider landscape and explores how use and meaning have changed from prehistoric times right through to the present. Throughout the millennia, the Stonehenge landscape has been used and re-used, invested with new meanings, and has given rise to myths and stories. The author creatively explores how the landscape has been appropriated and contested, and invokes the debates and experiences of people who have very different and often conflicting experiences of the same place. Today, heritage managers, archaeologists, local people, free festivallers, and druids come to the place with entirely different understandings and agendas. The book demonstrates that the creation of spaces and places for people to express divergent viewpoints is powerfully constrained by social and political forces that allow some voices to be heard while others are marginalized. With dialogues and illustrations that range from the conventional to the cartoon strip, this multi-vocal book not only presents a wide range of views in an innovative way, but provides important new insights on how people shape and are shaped by landscape.