identity, Place, Rural

Place Makes Us

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“Invoking the import of place, Geertz (1996)comments, ‘[No]one lives in the world in general’.  A multidisciplinary analysis of place reveals the many ways that places are profoundly pedagogical. That is, as centers of experience, places teach us about how the world works and how our lives fit into the spaces we occupy. Further, places make us: As occupants of particular places with particular attributes, our identity and our possibilities are shaped”.
(Gruenewald,2003, p.621)
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