Imagining the Big Open: Nature, Identity, and Play in the New West / Edition 1

Imagining the Big Open: Nature, Identity, and Play in the New West / Edition 1

by Liza Nicholas, Elaine M. Bapis, Thomas J. Harvey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874807387

ISBN-13: 9780874807387

Pub. Date: 04/15/2003

Publisher: University of Utah Press

The American West has long played a role in our consciousness as a place apart, a site of perpetual optimism and romanticism. In Imagining the Big Open a wide range of scholars deftly examine our projections upon and uses of the New West—a projection that not only includes how we imagine the West but how we use Western places. Addressing the history, popular

Overview

The American West has long played a role in our consciousness as a place apart, a site of perpetual optimism and romanticism. In Imagining the Big Open a wide range of scholars deftly examine our projections upon and uses of the New West—a projection that not only includes how we imagine the West but how we use Western places. Addressing the history, popular culture, geography, and public policy of the region the contributors unravel our collective psyche where SUVs and REI cards exist in symbiosis with the wilderness movement and Sierra Club memberships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874807387
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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