Lawn People

Lawn People

The volume aims to describe the array of linkages that the contemporary turfgrass yard makes to complex ecosystems, ... book posits a larger argument, that the lawn is a system that produces a certain kind of person–a turfgrass subject.

Author: Paul Robbins

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592135806

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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A comprehensive survey of the American lawn and how caring for it impacts people's lives.
Categories: Gardening

Computer Vision ECCV 2014

Computer Vision    ECCV 2014

Ground truth building, front, group, people, palm, lawn, tree, square, statue boy, cap, hair, house, power, pole, roof, sky, shirt, sweater, terrain, tree bank, bush, helmet, jacket, life, people, river, rock, tree balcony, door, ...

Author: David Fleet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319105840

Category: Computers

Page: 632

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The seven-volume set comprising LNCS volumes 8689-8695 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2014, held in Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2014. The 363 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 1444 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on tracking and activity recognition; recognition; learning and inference; structure from motion and feature matching; computational photography and low-level vision; vision; segmentation and saliency; context and 3D scenes; motion and 3D scene analysis; and poster sessions.
Categories: Computers

The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology

The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology

If Swyngedouw only tested the ANT waters, Paul Robbins wades right in in his exploration of American lawns and lawn people: the anxious subjects who tend them. Although Lawn People (2007) references a range of theorists, ...

Author: Tom Perreault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317638711

Category: Nature

Page: 668

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The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology presents a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the rapidly growing field of political ecology. Located at the intersection of geography, anthropology, sociology, and environmental history, political ecology is one of the most vibrant and conceptually diverse fields of inquiry into nature-society relations within the social sciences. The Handbook serves as an essential guide to this rapidly evolving intellectual landscape. With contributions from over 50 leading authors, the Handbook presents a systematic overview of political ecology’s origins, practices and core concerns, and aims to advance both ongoing and emerging debates. While there are numerous edited volumes, textbooks, and monographs under the heading ‘political ecology,’ these have tended to be relatively narrow in scope, either as collections of empirically based (mostly case study) research on a given theme, or broad overviews of the field aimed at undergraduate audiences. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology is the first systematic, comprehensive overview of the field. With authors from North and South America, Europe, Australia and elsewhere, the Handbook of Political Ecology provides a state of the art examination of political ecology; addresses ongoing and emerging debates in this rapidly evolving field; and charts new agendas for research, policy, and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology introduces political ecology as an interdisciplinary academic field. By presenting a ‘state of the art’ examination of the field, it will serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars. It not only critically reviews the key debates in the field, but develops them. The Handbook will serve as an excellent resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and is a key reference text for geographers, anthropologists, sociologists, environmental historians, and others working in and around political ecology.
Categories: Nature

Environmental Skepticism

Environmental Skepticism

Meanwhile, it is very tough to resist the lawn ecology because home owners associations, which are often divorced and antagonistic to the actual home owners, will fine home owners if they have a poor lawn.2 Indeed, people in Orlando may ...

Author: Mr Peter J Jacques

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409498988

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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'Environmental skepticism' describes the viewpoint that major environmental problems are either unreal or unimportant. In other words, environmental skepticism holds that environmental problems, especially global ones, are inauthentic. Peter Jacques describes, both empirically and historically, how environmental skepticism has been organized by mostly US-based conservative think tanks as an anti-environmental counter-movement. This is the first book to analyze the importance of the US conservative counter-movement in world politics and its meaning for democratic and accountable deliberation, as well as its importance as a mal-adaptive project that hinders the world's people to rise to the challenges of sustainability. Specific consideration is given to the threat of the counter-movement to marginalized people of the world and its philosophical implications through its commitment to a 'deep anthropocentrism'.
Categories: Political Science

Ecological Entanglements in the Anthropocene

Ecological Entanglements in the Anthropocene

Albert Way, “Review of American Green and Lawn People,” Geographical Review 98:4 (2008): 576. 11. Robert Messia, “Lawns as Artifacts: The Evolution of Social and Environmental Implications of Suburban Residential Land Use,” in Suburban ...

Author: Nicholas Holm

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498535700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Ecological Entanglement in the Anthropocene brings together academics, activists, and artists to explore how human and nonhuman worlds act upon and transform one another. This book examines how numerous local practices can productively gesture to actions that exceed the current predictions of impending ecological destruction, with a particular focus upon agriculture, indigeneity and aesthetics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Art as an Interface of Law and Justice

Art as an Interface of Law and Justice

People could be accused, legally, for not taking adequate care of their lawn. They might go away for a weekend and come back to find their lawn neatly mown, in accordance with the other ones.45 If the question is who or what is behind ...

Author: Frans-Willem Korsten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509944354

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This book looks at the way in which the 'call for justice' is portrayed through art and presents a wide range of texts from film to theatre to essays and novels to interrogate the law. 'Calls for justice' may have their positive connotations, but throughout history most have caused annoyance. Art is very well suited to deal with such annoyance, or to provoke it. This study shows how art operates as an interface, here, between two spheres: the larger realm of justice and the more specific system of law. This interface has a double potential. It can make law and justice affirm or productively disturb one another. Approaching issues of injustice that are felt globally, eight chapters focus on original works of art not dealt with before, including Milo Rau's The Congo Tribunal, Elfriede Jelinek's Ulrike Maria Stuart, Valeria Luiselli's Tell Me How It Ends and Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives. They demonstrate how through art's interface, impasses are addressed, new laws are made imaginable, the span of systems of laws is explored, and the differences in what people consider to be just are brought to light. The book considers the improvement of law and justice to be a global struggle and, whilst the issues dealt with are culture-specific, it argues that the logics introduced are applicable everywhere.
Categories: Law

Paradise Transplanted

Paradise Transplanted

The only one of these firmly rooted in social science is Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are (Robbins 2007). This National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored study focused on the history and political ...

Author: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959217

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In Paradise Transplanted, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made Southern California gardens, and in turn how gardens influence social inequality, work, leisure, status, and our experiences of nature and community. Drawing on historical archival research, ethnography, and over one hundred interviews with a wide range of people including suburban homeowners, paid Mexican immigrant gardeners, professionals at the most elite botanical garden in the West, and immigrant community gardeners in the poorest neighborhoods of inner-city Los Angeles, this book offers insights into the ways that diverse global migrations and garden landscapes shape our social world.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change

The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change

Mesa (Arizona) has used incentives to convert 250,000 square feet (23,000 square meters) of residential lawn to desert ... Robbins attributes the preference for lawns to tribal practices that encourage people to behave in ways that are ...

Author: Karen C. Seto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317909316

Category: Architecture

Page: 582

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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions and feedbacks between urbanization and global environmental change. A key focus is the examination of how urbanization influences global environmental change, and how global environmental change in turn influences urbanization processes. It has four thematic foci: Theme 1 addresses the pathways through which urbanization drives global environmental change. Theme 2 addresses the pathways through which global environmental change affects the urban system. Theme 3 addresses the interactions and responses within the urban system in response to global environmental change. Theme 4 centers on critical emerging research.
Categories: Architecture

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies

Whereas most North American cities employ a weed inspector to uphold lawn standards, many cities have begun to ban pesticides and other chemical inputs, ... Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are.


Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412914321


Page: 1039

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Civilising Grass

Civilising Grass

Reynolds, R. 2012. 'Guerrilla Gardening: Why People Garden without Boundaries'. Accessed 5 August 2015. Robbins, P. 2007. Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are.

Author: Jonathan Cane

Publisher: Wits University Press

ISBN: 9781776144679

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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Civilising Grass is a socio-cultural analysis of the lawn on the South African highveld, exploring the complex relationship between landscape and power in the country’s colonial, modernist and post-apartheid eras. Drawing from eco-criticism, queer theory, art history and postcolonial studies, this book offers a lively and provocative reading of texts and illustrations to reveal the racial and gendered aspects of ‘natural’ environments. It argues that the lawn, an ordinary and often overlooked feature of South African everyday life, is neither natural nor innocent. Rather, like other colonial landscapes, the lawn functions as a site of commonplace violence, of oppression, dispossession and segregation. This book explores an eclectic archive of artistic, literary and architectural lawns between 1886 and 2017, analysing poems, maps, gardening blogs, adverts, ethnographies and ephemera, as well as literature by Koos Prinsloo, Marlene van Niekerk and Ivan Vladislavic. In addition, Civilising Grass includes colour reproductions of lawn artworks by David Goldblatt, Lungiswa Gqunta, Pieter Hugo, Anton Kannemeyer, Sabelo Mlangeni, Moses Tladi and Kemang Wa Lehulere. Examination of these and other works reveals the organic relationship between lawn and wildness, and between lawn and human/non-human actors – thereby providing rich and unexpected insights into South African society past and present.
Categories: Nature