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The Resource The Poetics and Politics of the Desert : Landscape and the Construction of America, (electronic resource:)

The Poetics and Politics of the Desert : Landscape and the Construction of America, (electronic resource:)

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The Poetics and Politics of the Desert : Landscape and the Construction of America
Title
The Poetics and Politics of the Desert
Title remainder
Landscape and the Construction of America
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Gersdorf, Catrin
Illustrations
illustrations
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Rodopi
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Summary expansion
Catrin Gersdorf┬┐s study explores the ways in which the desert, as topographical space and cultural presence, shaped and reshaped concepts and images of America. Once a territory outside the geopolitical and cultural borders of the United States, the deserts of the West and Southwest have since emerged as canonical American landscapes. Drawing on the critical concepts of American studies and on questions and problems raised in recent debates on ecocriticism, The Poetics and Politics of the Desert investigates the spatial rhetoric of America as it developed in view of arid landscapes since the mid-nineteenth century. Gersdorf argues that the integration of the desert into America catered to the entire spectrum of ideological and political responses to the history and culture of the US, maintaining that the Americanization of this landscape was and continues to be staged within the idiomatic parameters and in reaction to the discursive authority of four spatial metaphors: garden, wilderness, Orient, and heterotopia
Label
The Poetics and Politics of the Desert : Landscape and the Construction of America, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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ssj0000425526
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 p.)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9789042024960
Other control number
9789042024960
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000425526
Label
The Poetics and Politics of the Desert : Landscape and the Construction of America, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000425526
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9789042024960
Other control number
9789042024960
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000425526

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