9780815380719-0815380712-Life Takes Place: Phenomenology, Lifeworlds, and Place Making

Life Takes Place: Phenomenology, Lifeworlds, and Place Making

ISBN-13: 9780815380719
ISBN-10: 0815380712
Edition: 1
Author: Seamon, David
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 230 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780815380719
ISBN-10: 0815380712
Edition: 1
Author: Seamon, David
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 230 pages

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Acknowledged authors Seamon, David wrote Life Takes Place: Phenomenology, Lifeworlds, and Place Making comprising 230 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0815380712 and 9780815380719. Since then Life Takes Place: Phenomenology, Lifeworlds, and Place Making textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Life Takes Place argues that, even in our mobile, hypermodern world, human life is impossible without place. Seamon asks the question: why does life take place? He draws on examples of specific places and place experiences to understand place more broadly. Advocating for a holistic way of understanding that he calls "synergistic relationality," Seamon defines places as spatial fields that gather, activate, sustain, identify, and interconnect things, human beings, experiences, meanings, and events.

Throughout his phenomenological explication, Seamon recognizes that places are multivalent in their constitution and sophisticated in their dynamics. Drawing on British philosopher J. G. Bennett’s method of progressive approximation, he considers place and place experience in terms of their holistic, dialectical, and processual dimensions. Recognizing that places always change over time, Seamon examines their processual dimension by identifying six generative processes that he labels interaction, identity, release, realization, intensification, and creation.

Drawing on practical examples from architecture, planning, and urban design, he argues that an understanding of these six place processes might contribute to a more rigorous place making that produces robust places and propels vibrant environmental experiences. This book is a significant contribution to the growing research literature in "place and place making studies."

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