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Maja Essebo

Maja Essebo

Director of Studies, Researcher

Maja Essebo

A mythical place : A conversation on the earthly aspects of myth

Author

  • Maja Essebo

Summary, in English

The concept of myth is far from foreign to geographical research, yet its definition and use has been both varied and assumed, leaving much of its potential geographically unexplored. Myths – naturalised stories which reflect ideology, alleviate anxiety, and guide everyday practices – instil place with meaning. Following the tradition within human geography of engaging with issues intersecting perception and place, this paper suggests that to further develop the concept of myth in and through human geography may help advance central disciplinary themes centring on issues of naturalisation and transformation of societal beliefs and, by extension, place.

Department/s

  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Pages

515-530

Publication/Series

Progress in Human Geography

Volume

43

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • Europa
  • human geography
  • myth
  • naturalised story
  • perception
  • place
  • taken-for-granted

Status

Published

Project

  • ‘Alternative facts’: a long-term analysis of the impact of myth on American environmental policy.

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0309-1325