The landscape of home - the role of Signal Hill in the emergence of a sense of identity and place in St. John's, Newfoundland

Coristine, Pamela E. (2002) The landscape of home - the role of Signal Hill in the emergence of a sense of identity and place in St. John's, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Common to every community across the world are features in the landscape which contribute to a community's identity and the local sense of place. Some of these features become metonymical for the cities and countries in which they lie. Images of these visible place features are often mass produced, becoming symbols or icons of a city and its residents. But along with their recognition factor is the more important fact that as symbols of place identity these icons help to create and reflect the local sense of place. A National Historic Site and prominent landmark in St. John's, Newfoundland, Signal Hill has provided individuals and groups a focal point for the negotiation of a collective identity and concept of home over the past four centuries. An integral feature in the city's landscape, for many local residents today Signal Hill simply means home.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1458
Item ID: 1458
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 182-197
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 2002
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's--Signal Hill
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Historic sites--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Group identity--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Signal Hill (St. John's, N.L.)

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