Understanding farmers’ aesthetic preference for tidy agricultural landscapes: A Bourdieusian perspective

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Centre for Rural Research, Trondheim, Norvege

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Studies of landscape aesthetics indicate that farmers have a unique perspective (seeing beauty) in the same landscapes that other publics find monotonous and boring. The paper uses Bourdieu’s theory of capital to explore why farmers hold this perspective. Interpretations farmers place on tidy features such as straight lines and evenly coloured fields are explored through a cross-cultural study between Germany and Scotland. Results show how farmers read agricultural landscapes for signs of skilled farming, and how their interpretation is dependent on knowledge of the connection between efficient farming practices and the appearance of forms and colours in the fields.

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Article de périodique

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Landscape research (Online), issn : 1469-9710, 2012, vol. 37, n°. 1, p. 1-22, nombre de pages : 22, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

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