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Native American Landscapes

Author : Cheryl Claassen
ISBN : 1621902536
Genre : History
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Landscapes Of Power

Author : Dana E. Powell
ISBN : 9780822372295
Genre : Social Science
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In Landscapes of Power Dana E. Powell examines the rise and fall of the controversial Desert Rock Power Plant initiative in New Mexico to trace the political conflicts surrounding native sovereignty and contemporary energy development on Navajo (Diné) Nation land. Powell's historical and ethnographic account shows how the coal-fired power plant project's defeat provided the basis for redefining the legacies of colonialism, mineral extraction, and environmentalism. Examining the labor of activists, artists, politicians, elders, technicians, and others, Powell emphasizes the generative potential of Navajo resistance to articulate a vision of autonomy in the face of twenty-first-century colonial conditions. Ultimately, Powell situates local Navajo struggles over energy technology and infrastructure within broader sociocultural life, debates over global climate change, and tribal, federal, and global politics of extraction.

Virginia City

Author : Ronald M. James
ISBN : 9780803240087
Genre : History
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Spent cartridges. The pieces of an original Tabasco Pepper Sauce bottle. Shards of a ceramic pot, stained red. For archaeologists each of the thousands of artifacts uncovered at a site tells a story. For noted Comstock authority Ronald M. James, it is a story resulting from decades of research and excavation at one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in America, the Nevada town that, with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, became a boomtown microcosm of the American West. Drawing on the work of hundreds of volunteers, students, and professional archaeologists, Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past shows how every detail—from unearthed artifacts to reports of local saloons to plans for the cemetery to surviving nineteenth-century buildings—adds to our view of Virginia City when it was one of the richest places on earth. James recreates this unlikely epitome of frontier industry and cosmopolitan living, the thriving hub of corporate executives, middle-class families, miners, prostitutes, and barkeepers—and more foreign-born residents per capita than anywhere else in the country—in a spot that had begun its life a few years earlier as the mining camp of several lucky guys. An excavation of the history of Virginia City, a window on the heyday of the American frontier, James’s book is also an enlightening look at how archaeology brings the story of the past to life.

The Western Landscape In Cormac Mccarthy And Wallace Stegner

Author : Megan Riley McGilchrist
ISBN : 9780415808040
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The western American landscape has always had great significance in American thinking, requiring an unlikely union between frontier mythology and the reality of a fragile western environment. Additionally it has borne the burden of being a gendered space, seen by some as the traditional "virgin land" of the explorers and pioneers, subject to masculine desires, and by others as a masculine space in which the feminine is neither desired nor appreciated. Both Wallace Stegner and Cormac McCarthy focus on this landscape and environment; its spiritual, narrative, symbolic, imaginative, and ideological force is central to their work. In this study, McGilchrist shows how their various treatments of these issues relate to the social climates (pre- and post-Vietnam era) in which they were written, and how despite historical discontinuities, both Stegner and McCarthy reveal a similar unease about the effects of the myth of the frontier on American thought and life. The gendering of the landscape is revealed as indicative of the attempts to deny the failure of the myth, and to force the often numinous western landscape into parameters which will never contain it. Stegner's pre-Vietnam sensibility allows the natural world to emerge tentatively triumphant from the ruins of frontier mythology, whereas McCarthy's conclusions suggest a darker future for the West in particular and America in general. However, McGilchrist suggests that the conclusion of McCarthy's Border Trilogy, upon which her arguments regarding McCarthy are largely based, offers a gleam of hope in its final conclusion of acceptance of the feminine.

Engendering An Avant Garde

Author : Leah Modigliani
ISBN : 9781526126733
Genre : Art
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Engendering an avant-garde is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context between 1968 and 1990. Employing discourse analysis of texts written by and about artists, feminist critique and settler-colonial theory, the book discusses the historical transition from artists' creation of 'defeatured landscapes' between 1968-71 to their cinematographic photographs of the late 1970s and the backlash against such work by other artists in the late 1980s. It is the first study to provide a structural account for why the group remains all-male. It accomplishes this by demonstrating that the importation of a European discourse of avant-garde activity, which assumed masculine social privilege and public activity, effectively excluded women artists from membership.

The Pleasure Gardens Of Virginia

Author : Peter Martin
ISBN : 0813920531
Genre : Architecture
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Using a rich assortment of illustrations and biographical sketches, Peter Martin relates the experiences of colonial gardeners who shaped the natural beauty of Virginia's wilderness into varied displays of elegance. He shows that ornamental gardening was a scientific, aesthetic, and cultural enterprise that thoroughly engaged some of the leading figures of the period, including the British governors at Williamsburg and the great plantation owners George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, William Byrd, and John Custis. In presenting accounts of their gardening efforts, Martin reveals the intricacies of colonial garden design, plant searches, and experimentation, as well as the problems in adapting European landscaping ideas to local climate. The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia also brings to life the social and commercial interaction between Williamsburg and the plantations, and examines early American ideas about gracious living. While placing Virginia's garden tradition within the larger context of that of the colonial South, Martin tells a very human story of how this art both influenced and reflected the quality of colonial life. As Virginia grew economically and culturally, the garden became a projection of the gardener's personal identity, as exemplified by the endeavors of Washington at Mount Vernon and Jefferson at Monticello. Martin draws upon both pictorial representations and the findings of modern archaeological excavations in order to recapture the gardens as they existed in colonial times.

California Through Native Eyes

Author : William J. Bauer, Jr.
ISBN : 0295998350
Genre : Indian mythology
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Critical Perspectives On Native American Fiction

Author : Richard F. Fleck
ISBN : 1578890098
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : Bárbara Bender
ISBN : UOM:39015026875586
Genre : Nature
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This book is about the complexity and power of landscape. The authors - geographers, anthropologists and archaeologists - explore landscape as something subjective that alters through time and space and that is created by people through their experience and contact with the world around them.

Vanishing River

Author : Stephanie Michelle Whittlesey
ISBN : IND:30000056940400
Genre : Social Science
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Like the land through which it flows, northern Arizona's Verde River has been severely impacted by human activities over the last 1,500 years. This book and an accompanying compact disk tell the story of the river, the land, and the people who once lived there, providing a compelling reconstruction of the river, the land, and landscapes of Hohokam, Sinagua, Yavapai, Western Apache, and Euroamerican peoples. The reconstruction is based on more than six years of research conducted by the Lower Verde Archaeological Project, which melded the talents of archaeologists, ethnographers, soil scientists, and others in a multidisciplinary approach to human land use. Topics covered include chronology and site structure; prehistoric farming practices, migration, ceramic production, and exchan≥ and Western Apache and Yavapai material culture and ethnohistory. Historical accounts of the river and land along with paleoenvironmental reconstructions provide a perspective on environmental change, while contemporary methodological and theoretical approaches unify the research. Descriptive materials on excavation, artifact analysis, and specialized studies—which would fill more than three volumes—are presented on CD. The digital format allows for the use of over 300 photographs, most in full color, along with a short movie that introduces the project and provides an encapsulated view of the most important findings of the research.

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