Konstruktivismus, Wahrnehmung und Gedächtnis : ein Plädoyer für einen konstruktivistischen Landschaftsdiskurs

  • In trying to study the idea of landscape (fukei) in Japanese waka-poetry, one may find oneself confronted with a great variety of concepts. All of these share commonalities in that they are not at all defined, that their meaning depends on personal usage (at the level of the producer, as well as of the researcher who often speaks the same language), and that they can be understood on a wide spectrum between the two extreme positions marked by fiction and reality (without, of course, any scientific concept about what fiction and reality might be). Although European traditions are coping with the concept of landscape in an aesthetical and philosophical way, there is no such comparable tradition in traditional Japanese literary history (kokubungaku). Because of this, there is no satisfactory way to conceptually understand waka-landscape, since the very basic key-term itself is not mutually accessible. European and Japanese concepts of landscape may not, therefore, be able to be brought together. To have an international scientific discussion on landscape (found in every culture historically and up to the present), it is necessary to develop a concept of landscape which is not only an issue of arts, aesthetics or philosophy, but also the subject of anthropological approaches and cultural studies. In this paper, I attempt to develop a concept of landscape, which is based on constructivism and the psychology of perception and memory. I will also show how constructivist thought has gained great popularity in German social and cultural studies.

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Author:Robert F. Wittkamp
Parent Title (German):Moerke, Andreas / Germer, Andrea : Grenzgänge (De-Konstruktion kollektiver Identitäten in Japan)
Place of publication:München
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2008/11/25
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/11/25
GND Keyword:Landschaft; Japan; Europa
Page Number:18
First Page:239
Last Page:256
Source:http://www.dijtokyo.org/doc/dij-jb16-wittkamp.pdf ; (in:) Moerke, Andreas / Germer, Andrea : Grenzgänge (De-Konstruktion kollektiver Identitäten in Japan) - München, 2004, S. 239–256
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht