topophilia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τόπος (tópos, place) + -philia Coined by American poet W.H. Auden (1947), used by French phenomenologist Gaston Bachelard (1958), and made popular by geographer Yi-Fu Tuan in his essay and book Topophilia (1961 and 1974).

Noun[edit]

topophilia (uncountable)

  1. A strong sense of place, often combined with a sense of cultural identity.
    What I feel towards my grandmother's house could be described as topophilia.