imagined places

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‘Imagined places are not fairytale places; they are not just fantasy. In one way or another, imagined places have a connection with a place that exists geographically’ (E. van Alphen2005). P. Shurmer-Smith and K. Hannam (1994) argue that images are not the reality but are our only access to reality. Imagined places are constructed by their representations in art, film, literature, maps, and media; see Gorman-Murray (2007, MC Magazine 9, 3) on Sydney's King Street, imagined as a gay/lesbian place by the gay/lesbian media.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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