16 terms

Perspectives on Place

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Insider perspective
A view point from an individual within a place/who lives there and has an experience of the place
Outsider perspective
A view point of someone who is not from the certain place/doesn't live there/have no experience of that place
Localism
an affection for or emotional ownership of a particular place. Involves people feeling strongly about their local place.
NIMBYism
Not In My BackYard, where localism manifests itself in a political sense when people are reluctant to have their local area effected by development.
Example of NIMBYism
resistance to potential coal mine at Druridge Bay beauty spot in Northumberland
Regionalism
this is the awareness of, and loyalty to, a distinct region with a population that shares similarities
Nationalism
loyalty and devotion to a nation, which creates a sense of national consciousness.
Patriotism
could be considered as an example of a sense of place via nationalism
Identity
who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others. This can be affected by place
Place identity
refers to a cluster of ideas about place and identity in the fields of geography, urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, environmental psychology, ecocriticism and urban sociology/ecological sociology.
Belonging
where people have a close or intimate relationship with a place, i.e. a sense of belonging
Attachment
affection, fondness, or sympathy for someone or something, such as a place
Social exclusion
to be outside of the prevailing social system and its rights and privileges, typically as a result of poverty or the fact of belonging to a minority social group.
Antihomeless spikes
an example of social exclusion
Out of Place
to feel uncomfortable in a particular situation or place, or that you do not belong there.
Language, sports, religion, history
factors that can affect a sense of place and sense of belonging
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