To apply the term landscape to their surroundings seems inappropriate to those who occupy and work in a place as insiders. Herein is a clue to the status of the iandscape concept. The visible forms and their harmonious integration to the eye may indeed be a constituent part of people's relationship with the surroundings of their daily lives, but such considerations are subservient to other aspects of a working life with family and community. The corn. position of their landscape is much more integrated and inclusive with the diurnal course of life's events - with birth, death, festival, tragedy - all the occurrences that lock together hum.an time and place. For the insider there is no clear separation of self from scene, subject from object.

Denis Cosgrove; Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape
Sabine Kastner
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