I'm working on a paper now for my Theories of the Past class which explores golf courses as representative of the modern relationship to the natural world. What I'm doing with the paper is applying Homi Bhabha's concepts of the Third Space, hybridity, and translation to the nature/culture relationship. The argument is that nature and culture form hybrids in the spaces where they meet (i.e. golf courses), that these hybridities are new forms and generate new possibilities for articulation. Furthermore, it's in these hybridities where a new - potentially more sustainable - relationship can emerge.
Why can't I find anyone who has already done this? It seems to make sense, and Bhabha's theories accord well with nature/culture theorists such as Latour, Haraway, Whatmore, and others. I can't be the first to have seen the relevance and similarities here - I know I'm not that original. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place? Maybe the whole project is completely misguided? Any thoughts or suggestions?