This chapter examines a number of dualisms: tangible and intangible, human and non-human, and Western science and traditional knowledge. It discusses that the concept of cultural landscape has played a role in challenging the dualisms. Fijn’s work sits within the work in anthropology, geography, archaeology, history, science and technology studies, and urban ecology that is concerned with decentring humans; that is, decentring humans from a position of superiority over animals to interdependence between humans and other species. The Western science approach to fire risk management has, for more than a century, relied on the application of hazard reduction or planned burns: the controlled use of fire to reduce fuel such as dead wood, leaf litter, bark, and shrubs in forested and open landscapes. Thus, creating dualisms and then calling for their ‘interaction’ to be described in work of documentation and management of landscapes is problematic and, furthermore, can have damaging consequences for understanding the richness and diversity of heritage landscapes.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Practice|
|Editors||Steve Brown, Cari Goelcheus|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2023|