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From the Publisher"If you do not experience Doug Reichert Powell's remarkable skills at close reading for yourself, you are missing out. Critical Regionalism is essential reading for publicly engaged intellectuals anywhere."
-Journal of Appalachian Studies
"Offers useful and accessible interpretive tools and a powerful interpretative lens with which to ponder region and culture."
—Journal of American Studies
"An important book."
— Appalachian Journal Regional
"Necessarily suggestive, open-ended, and tentative. . . . Envisions new and utopian possibilities for thought and social action while acknowledging the formidable tactical and theoretical obstacles to such changes."
"Important to Iowans and anybody else who lives away from centers of national power."
— The Annals of Iowa
Powell sheds useful light on other fields, demonstrating perhaps unforeseen connections among different areas of study.
Kent C. Ryden, University of Southern Maine, author of Landscape with Figures: Nature and Culture in New England
His perspective is fresh, his writing lucid and graceful, his case studies wide ranging, and his analysis at times quite stunning.
David E. Whisnant, author of All That Is Native and Fine: The Politics of Culture in an American Region