Landscape Theories

A Brief Introduction

  • Olaf Kühne

Part of the RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft book series (RFSRL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Olaf Kühne
    Pages 1-6
  3. Olaf Kühne
    Pages 41-57
  4. Olaf Kühne
    Pages 133-138
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-182

About this book


In the past decades, the discussion about theoretical approaches to the topic of 'landscape' has increased. This book presents the currently discussed theoretical approaches to landscape and shows its potentials and limits. The theoretical approaches are discussed on the basis of current questions, such as socialisation and the hybridisation of landscape, and combined with empirical results. This is followed by a discussion of the landscape policy operationalisation of theoretical considerations and empirical findings.

• Currently Discussed Theoretical Perspectives On Landscape
• Aesthetic Approaches to Landscape
• The Differentiated Socialization of Landscape
• Power and Landscape: From Political Worldviews and Critical Landscape Research
• Current Issues in Social Science Landscape Research: Theoretical Classifications

Geographers, sociologists, landscape architects, landscape planners, regional planners, ethnologists, archeologists

Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne studied geography, modern history, economics and geology at Saarland University and received his doctorate degrees in geography and sociology from Saarland University and Hagen University. Habilitation from Mainz University. After working in various Saarland state authorities and at Saarland University, he was Professor of Rural Development/Regional Management at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and Associate Professor of Geography at Saarland University in Saarbrücken between 2013 and 2016. Since October 2016, he has been a professor of urban and regional development at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.


Constructivism Social Constructivism Radical Constructivism Discourse Theory Landscape Theory Sociology Cultural Geography Positivism Socialisation of Landscape

Authors and affiliations

  • Olaf Kühne
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsbereich GeographieEberhard Karls Universität TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-25490-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-25491-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-6991
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-7009
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