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The Mountain: A Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz


This book looks at mountains from a very original perspective, focusing on political and scientific imaginaries of mountains throughout the world. It aims to study the processes through which modern societies and states "make" mountains. In other words, it focuses on the social processes at work in the identification, the qualification, and the transformation of mountains. These processes are considered as political processes, as they promote vision of what these mountain areas and populations should be. The book shows, through numerous and worldwide case studies running through the last three ... More

Keywords: mountains, mountaineers, science, policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226031118
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard Debarbieux, author
University of Geneva

Gilles Rudaz, author