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The Paradox of Protected Natural Area Landscapes: An Interpretation of Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi As a Gardened Space

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dc.contributor.advisor Murton, Brian Rose, Adam D. 2009-03-06T19:40:44Z 2009-03-06T19:40:44Z 2002-12
dc.description MA University of Hawaii at Manoa 2002
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107–114).
dc.description.abstract This thesis critically evaluates protected natural areas in terms of the production of space and the cultural representation and definition of nature within them. Idealized representations of nature in protected areas are mediated through Western cultural discourses; space is seen as being wild, natural and conceptually autonomous from the human realm. By using the garden analogy as a metaphoric device, I deconstruct some common representations of nature to reveal how various Western rhetorics and discourses dominate ideas about natural space in protected areas. I interpret the landscape of Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve and illustrate that it can be seen as a socially produced space in which nature is controlled, restored, and modified. Paradoxically, protected natural areas are created as wilderness spaces, but their nature is partly constructed (physically and conceptually) and wholly defined through cultural discourse and representation.
dc.format.extent vii, 114 leaves, bound
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2002]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Geography.
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
dc.subject protected natural areas
dc.subject space
dc.subject Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve
dc.subject Hawaii
dc.subject conservation
dc.subject gardens
dc.subject wilderness
dc.subject cultural landscapes
dc.subject philosophy of nature
dc.title The Paradox of Protected Natural Area Landscapes: An Interpretation of Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi As a Gardened Space
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.department Geography and Environment
local.identifier.callnumber CB5 .H3 no. 3045
local.identifier.voyagerid 3074901
local.thesis.degreelevel MA
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