Approaches on the concepts of place attachment in South Africa

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dc.description.abstract This paper presents a select review of the literature on approaches to place attachment. A review of literary works on the topic reveals that approaches to place attachment studies can be grouped into four broad domains: attachment to specific places and "meaningful locations"; predictors vs consequences of place attachment; methodologies of place dimensions; and theoretical approaches to the study. Comparatively, we then consider the approach to studies on place attachment in South Africa through a selective review of empirical studies on the topic. These are grouped into three broad categories: community attachment and cultural symbolism studies; place, sense of place, and place identity studies; and studies on the historical perspective of environmentalism in South Africa. We posit that studies on place attachment in South Africa are relatively in their infancy, and that more could be done to augment methodological and theoretical gaps on place attachment research in the country. However, by selecting South Africa as a reference point for studies in the global South, we do not purport that the selected studies are representative of the wide plethora of studies on place attachment discourse in this region. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject IDENTITY en
dc.title Approaches on the concepts of place attachment in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 86(5) en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Deputy CEO: Research en
dc.SourceTitle GeoJournal en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11415 en
dc.PageNumber 2435-2445 en
dc.outputnumber 10599 en
dc.bibliographictitle Dlamini, S. & Tesfamichael, S.G. (2021) Approaches on the concepts of place attachment in South Africa. GeoJournal. 86(5):2435-2445. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Dlamini, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Tesfamichael, S.G. en

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