Place attachments are emotional bonds that form between people and
their physical surroundings. These connections are a powerful aspect of
human life that inform our sense of identity, create meaning in our
lives, facilitate community and influence action. Place attachments
have bearing on such diverse issues as rootedness and belonging,
placemaking and displacement, mobility and migration, intergroup
conflict, civic engagement, social housing and urban redevelopment,
natural resource management and global climate change.
book, Manzo and Devine-Wright draw together the latest thinking by
leading scholars from around the globe, capturing important
advancements in three areas: theory, methods and application.
wide range of
conceptual and applied ways, the authors critically review and
challenge contemporary knowledge, identify significant advances and
point to areas for future research.
This volume offers the most current understandings about place
attachment, a critical concept for the environmental social sciences
and placemaking professions.
Advances in Theory, Methods and Applications
edited by by Lynne C. Manzo and Patrick Devine-Wright