Olwig, Kenneth R. ‘Natives and Aliens in the National Landscape’. Landscape Research, vol. 28, no. 1, Routledge, Jan. 2003, pp. 61–74. Taylor and Francis+NEJM,
Discourses concerning the threat of alien species to national landscapes have a curious tendency to bleed into discourses concerning the threat of alien races and cultures to the native people and culture of these same nations. An explanation for these parallels, it is argued, lies in a common point of departure in a particular post-Renaissance concept of landscape, space and nature, which ultimately derives from what is here termed ‘the cartographic-pictographic episteme’. The epistemic history of these ideas is traced in a series of steps, beginning with a concrete case from Denmark and going on to show how this case relates to larger European discourses dating back to the Renaissance.