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Author Ness, Sally Ann.

Title Choreographies of landscape : signs of performance in Yosemite National Park / Sally Ann Ness
Published New York : Berghahn Books, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 174 pages) : illustrations
Series Dance and Performance Studies ; volume 8
Dance and performance studies ; v. 8
Contents Machine generated contents note: I. Approach -- Landscape Performance Theory, an Introduction -- II. Visiting -- 1. Bouldering: Movements of the Unforetold -- 2. Climbing: Scenic-Obscenic Movement -- 3. Hiking: Self-World Transformations -- III. Moving On -- 4. Unwinding and Changing Course -- 5. The Spartanburg Coincidence
Summary As an international ecotourism destination, Yosemite National Park welcomes millions of climbers, sightseers, and other visitors from around the world annually, all of whom are afforded dramatic experiences of the natural world. This original and cross-disciplinary book offers an ethnographic and performative study of Yosemite visitors in order to understand human connection with and within natural landscapes. By grounding a novel 'eco-semiotic' analysis in the lived reality of parkgoers, it forges surprising connections, assembling a collective account that will be of interest to disciplines ranging from performance studies to cultural geography
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cultural landscapes -- California -- Yosemite National Park
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Ethnology -- California -- Yosemite National Park
Human geography -- California -- Yosemite National Park
Landscapes -- Social aspects
National parks and reserves -- Public use -- Yosemite National Park
Performing arts -- Philosophy.
Cultural landscapes.
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Human geography.
Landscapes -- Social aspects.
NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection.
National parks and reserves -- Public use.
Performing arts -- Philosophy.
California -- Yosemite National Park.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1785331175