Routledge, London


220 Pages

ISBN 9780815380702

Life takes place

Phenomenology, lifeworlds, and place making

David Seamon

Life Takes Place argues that, even in our mobile, hypermodern world, human life is impossible without place. Seamon asks the question: why does life take place? He draws on examples of specific places and place experiences to understand place more broadly. Advocating for a holistic way of understanding that he calls "synergistic relationality," Seamon defines places as spatial fields that gather, activate, sustain, identify, and interconnect things, human beings, experiences, meanings, and events.

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Seamon, D. (2018). Life takes place: Phenomenology, lifeworlds, and place making, Routledge, London.

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