A picture built up by an individual from the social and physical milieux experienced from birth; see A. Scott's work (2002) on the production of images, symbols, and messages in manufacturing and services. Leung (2006) Asian Studs Rev. 30, 3 shows how images attached to Chinese people in German popular media are exclusionary forces. See A. Buttimer et al., eds. (1999) on texts and images as mediators in the production of spaces.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.