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By Lisa Taylor

Is the backyard a intake web site the place identities are built? Do gardeners make aesthetic offerings in response to how they're situated through type and gender? This e-book offers the 1st scholarly research of the connection among media curiosity in gardening and cultural identities. With an exam of aesthetic inclinations as a symbolic mode of communique heavily aligned to peoples' identities and drawing on ethnographic information accrued from encounters with gardeners, this e-book maps a typology of gardening flavor, revealing that gardening - how vegetation are selected, planted and cared for - is a classed and gendered perform manifested in particular sorts of visible aesthetics. This well timed and unique e-book develops a brand new region inside of cultural reports whereas contributing to debates approximately way of life and way of life media, intake, type and method. A needs to learn for anyone serious about or intrigued by means of the cultural building of id practices.

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