Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHussein, Fatma
dc.contributor.authorStephens, John
dc.contributor.authorTiwari, Reena
dc.contributor.editorSuda, Zeynep
dc.identifier.citationHussein, F. and Stephens, J. and Tiwari, R. 2019. Cultural memory for psychosocial well-being in historic urban landscapes: An existing but a neglected dimension. International Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (IJSSIS). 4 (1): pp. 53-59.

One of our deepest needs as humans for achieving well-being is the sense of identity and belonging to our landscapes. These landscapes are more than what we see with our eyes, they are also what we interpret with our minds and what we value for intangible emotional reasons. They are considered to be the richest live records of our memories. Landscapes, are places that contribute greatly to the creation and retention of cultural memories. Cultural memory is a collective memory and is defined as “group of forms and media of cultural mnemonics through which the groups and cultures are creating their collective identity and the orientation within the era” (Isidora, 2015). It is a type of “Nationalist memory” so, when a collective or a cultural memory is valued, it is actually the identity of the place which has been valued, which enhances the people’s attachment to it. In this context this paper is a review on Cultural memory, Historic urban landscapes and well-being. The aim of the paper is to shed light on the existing relations between these three terms and how they could work together to reach psychosocial well-being and quality of life.

dc.publisherDAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center)
dc.subjectCultural memory; Historic Urban landscapes (HUL); psychosocial well-being and Sense of place.
dc.titleCultural memory for psychosocial well-being in historic urban landscapes: An existing but a neglected dimension
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleInternational Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (IJSSIS)
curtin.departmentSchool of Design and the Built Environment
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as