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Corps et territoire : lecture de l’identité féminine dans le paysage de sel
Body and Territory: Reading the Feminine Identity in the Salt Landscape

Author(s): María Flores-Fernández
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Alchemy; Archetype; Imaginary; Landscape; Myth Analysis; Salt; Symbolic Anthropology; Woman;

Summary/Abstract: The feminine imaginary has persisted throughout history as the result of a psycho- physics relationship between women and landscape, specifically in different salt marshes:La Malahá (Granada), Janubio (Lanzarote) and Batz-sur-Mer (Loire-Atlantique). In this way, an “anthropological trajectory” (Gilbert Durand)has been consolidated, as the conjuncture between natural and sociocultural environments, geopoetics and symbolic representations. This paper proposes to explore the permanence of myths and a matriarchal and naturalist axiology related to the female body and a symbolic heritage nowadays forgotten, in order to determine four groups of archetypal images that claim the feminine identity in the alchemic salt landscape.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 42
  • Page Range: 317-335
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: French