Themed places outline
- Themed places are often condemned as prime examples of contemporary perversions of true place dwelling.
- If we use more precise language to describe them, we can discern both positive and negative aspects in themed places.
- What a theme is
- What a theme is not
- Types of themed places
- All places are liable to being themed, because openness to being themed is inherent in the very conditions that make an area a place.
- Criteria for evaluating themed places
- Themed places and the question of authenticity.
- Theming tends to oversimplify places. That simplification should be resisted.
- That resistance can be based on our doubled inhabitation of themed places.
- We should not abolish themes; we should make them show themselves as expressly within their more complex context.