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The water's facet, even if shore or riverbank, is a marginal territory that turns into invested with layers of which means. The essays during this assortment current exciting views on how the water's facet has been imagined and represented somewhere else at a variety of occasions and the way this approach contributed to the formation of social identities. artwork and identification on the Water's side focuses upon nationwide coastlines and maritime history; on rivers and beach as areas of liminality and websites of conflicting identities; and at the side as a vacationer atmosphere. Such subject matters are with regards to different kinds of paintings, together with portray, structure, maps, images, and movie. subject matters diversity from the South African seashore lodge of Durban to the French Riviera. The essays discover successive ideological mappings of the Jordan River, and the way Czech cubist structure and portray formed a brand new nationalist interpreting of the Vltava riverbanks. They research post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans as a filmic spectacle that questions assumptions approximately American id, and the coast depicted as a website of patriotism in nineteenth-century British portray. the gathering demonstrates how waterside buildings reminiscent of maritime museums and lighthouses, and visible pictures of the water's facet, have contributed to the development of cultural and nationwide identities.

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