Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana [NOOK Book]

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How residents of a changing coastline reconcile sense of place with the Gulf's encroachment
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Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

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How residents of a changing coastline reconcile sense of place with the Gulf's encroachment
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604734898
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


David M. Burley is an assistant professor of sociology at Southeastern Louisiana University. His work has been published in Organization and Environment, Contexts, and Humanity and Society.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2010

    Thoughtful and Thought Provoking Read

    This book insightfully looks at people's attachments to their land and place in southern Louisiana. Especially since Katrina and now the oil spill, this book answers the question "Why do people still live there?" Burley unravels the realms of attachment that people hold to their land and also explains why coastal Louisiana is disappearing. I highly suggest this book to anyone concerned with this disappearing place and culture, and also those interested in coastal sciences, geology, etc. "Losing Ground" is illuminative in many realms and thus will appeal to many different disciplines and those who simply love Louisiana.

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