Landscapes of Privilege: Aesthetics and Affluence in an American Suburb / Edition 1

Landscapes of Privilege: Aesthetics and Affluence in an American Suburb / Edition 1

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by Nancy Duncan
     
 

James and Nancy Duncan look at how the aesthetics of physical landscapes are fully enmeshed in producing the American class system. Focusing on an archetypal upper class American suburb-Bedford in Westchester County, NY-they show how the physical presentation of a place carries with it a range of markers of inclusion and exclusion.See more details below

Overview

James and Nancy Duncan look at how the aesthetics of physical landscapes are fully enmeshed in producing the American class system. Focusing on an archetypal upper class American suburb-Bedford in Westchester County, NY-they show how the physical presentation of a place carries with it a range of markers of inclusion and exclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415946889
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Bedford in Context13
Ch. 3The Narrative Structures: The Cultural Codes of a Landscape Aesthetic37
Ch. 4Anxious Pleasures: Place-Based Identity and the Look of the Land59
Ch. 5Legislating Beauty: The Politics of Exclusion85
Ch. 6The Taxman Cometh: The Gift of Nature in Suburbia129
Ch. 7Fabricating History: The Production of Heritage in Bedford Village149
Ch. 8Another Country: Latino Labor and the Politics of Disappearance175
Ch. 9Epilogue219
Notes225
Bibliography243
Index259

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