A Taste for Gardening: Classed and Gendered Practices by Lisa Taylor

By Lisa Taylor

Is the backyard a intake web site the place identities are developed? Do gardeners make aesthetic offerings based on how they're located via category and gender? This booklet provides 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 facts collected 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 kinds of visible aesthetics. This well timed and unique publication develops a brand new quarter inside of cultural experiences whereas contributing to debates approximately way of life and way of life media, intake, category and method. A needs to learn for anyone desirous about or intrigued through the cultural building of id practices.

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