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Heterotopic Landscape in Antebellum Charleston, South Carolina

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Authors
Kong, Hyejung Grace
Issue Date
2017-06
Publisher
서울대학교 미국학연구소
Citation
미국학, Vol.40 No.1, pp. 291-331
Keywords
heterotopiaCharlestonantebellum periodmedicinelandscapeSC
Abstract
This study explores the public building block of antebellum Charleston in the spatial context. By collaborating with the recent spatial studies and historical documents to unveil the issues surrounding the power of place, and the natural and urban landscape, this study reveals that Charleston’s public building complex was a distinctive example of Michel Foucault’s notion of heterotopias. Through the lens of heterotopia, the story of Charleston’s public building block—Poor House, Work House, Jail, Medical College of South Caolina, and Roper Hospital—reveals the ways that the colorful social and cultural fabric was woven by both “desirable” and “undesirable” layers of threads. By embracing incompatibilities, the public building block in a designated site emulated “a realized utopia” in the context of “healthy city.”
ISSN
1229-4381
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/147003
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