Taylor & Francis
Land-use changes can interrupt relationships to place, threaten community identity, and prompt instability, altering the social and physical context and impacting the present and future state of the social–ecological system. Approaches that map system changes are needed to understand the effects of natural resource decisions and human–nature interactions. In this article, we merge theories of articulation, the event, and symbolic territory into a critical framework to analyze online newspaper article responses and blogs referencing a land-use controversy in the State of Maine, USA. Application of this framework reveals land-use controversies as place-making events that alter contexts and sense of place, and precipitate the re-articulation of identity in relation to, and through, symbolic territory.
Hutchins, Karen and Stromer, Nathan, "Articulating Identity in and through Maine's North Woods" (2012). Publications. 36.
Hutchins, K. & Stormer, N. (2013). Articulating Identity in and through Maine’s North Woods. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 7(1), 24-41.
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