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The MountainA Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present$
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Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226031118

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Mountain

Bernard Debarbieux

Gilles Rudaz

, Jane Marie Todd

Martin F. Price

University of Chicago Press

The introduction presents the approach. This book argues that mountains, far from being a given of nature on which these representations and imaginaries come to be grafted, deserves to be studied as a notion in itself, as the product of a social and political construction. The analysis relies on 4 key concepts: objectification (process of designating an entity), problematization (the issues that the objectification helps to address), paradigm (the ideological frame), and intervention (actions undertaken on the materiality of geographical entities). These 4 concepts compose figures of mountains, through various configurations. This section makes explicit the project of the book : identifying these configurations which have been at work in the Western world during the last three centuries, and in the context of colonization and globalization.

Keywords:   constructionism, objectification, frame, ideology

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