The Valtellina and UNESCO

The Valtellina and UNESCO : Making a Global Landscape

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This book engages globalization in its complexity, one in which economy, politics, society, culture, environment, history, and technology combine to make places at multiple scales. Rooted theoretically in the work of Michel Serres and empirically in the Valtellina, a valley in the Italian Alps, it charts the efforts of a local nonprofit organization to inscribe the valley's terraced vineyards onto Unesco's World Heritage list, and the material and narrative transformations they undergo as a more

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  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 16 black & white halftones, 4 maps
  • 0739173464
  • 9780739173466

About Thomas J. Puleo

Thomas J. Puleo is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State more

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The 'heroic' Valtellina of extreme northern Italy where Teuton and Latin, Protestant and Catholic, wood and stone meet and divide is brought alive in this scintillating story of how a proposed World Heritage landscape famous for its terraced agriculture is best understood as serving purposes well beyond those of the local agricultural production typically emphasized. -- John Agnew, UCLA; author of Place and Politics in Modern Italy In this innovative study of cultural preservation in the Valtellina region of modern Italy, Thomas Puleo demonstrates the persistent appeal and creative adaptability of the geographer's regional approach. Puleo's regional narrative of cultural and environmental adaptation in the Valtellina effectively blends the powerful synthesizing quality of the regional concept with Michel Serres' intriguing and sometimes enigmatic philosophy of the natural contract. The result is a provocative and highly readable story of the complex interpretative process involved in reconciling local and global narratives about the meaning and value of Valtellina's famed terraced landscapes. -- J. Nicholas Entrikin, University of Notre Dameshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Prupusiziun: The Opening Argument Chapter 2: Foiarola, Pizzol, e Cambrin: Parasites and Quasi-objects Chapter 3: Fundech e Alpisel: The Terraces and Space Chapter 4: Al Temp del'Uga: The Terraces and Time Chapter 5: Disurdan: The Terraces and Nature Chapter 6: Livel: The Terraces and Tenure Chapter 7: Folsc, Furscel, e Rampilin: The Terraces and Product Chapter 8: Risc dal Coc: The Terraces and Form Chapter 9: Cunclusiun: A More Complex Landscapeshow more