Regionalism in the Age of Globalism: Forms of Regionalism

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    In an age of rapid globalization, regionalism might seem to be a notion better suited to the nineteenth century than the early twenty-first. Far from vanishing, however, regionalism has actually flourished in the last half century. During this time there have been an increasing number of conflicts based on territorial identities, while new regionally based political, economic, cultural, and religious groupings have emerged.
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Overview

    In an age of rapid globalization, regionalism might seem to be a notion better suited to the nineteenth century than the early twenty-first. Far from vanishing, however, regionalism has actually flourished in the last half century. During this time there have been an increasing number of conflicts based on territorial identities, while new regionally based political, economic, cultural, and religious groupings have emerged.
    This two-volume set, Regionalism in an Age of Globalism, examines the concept of region and regionalism in today’s rapidly shrinking world. Building on the insights of a diverse group of scholars, the first volume, Concepts of Regionalism, showcases the wide range of theories and methods that are being applied to regionalism today in the humanities and social sciences. Despite these differences many common themes emerge, most importantly that regions are social and cultural constructs.
    The second volume, Forms of Regionalism, expands on these themes by presenting concrete examples of regionalism. Case studies explore regionalism in literature, governmental policy, architecture, and other fields in areas as diverse as the American South, Pacific Northwest, Eastern Europe, and the Canadian North.
    The international contributors represent disciplines including folklore, history, anthropology, linguistics, literature, geography, sociology, and political science.

Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780924119132
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xi
Part I Regionalism in Europe and North America
1 Regions, European Integration, and the Global Context: Assessing the Role of the European Commission in EU Regional Development 3
2 Cross-border Cooperation: Regional Network-Building and the Dynamics of Local Identities, National Priorities, and Transcontinental Integration 23
3 Cross-border Regionalism at the "Macro" Scale: The Baltic Sea Region 49
4 Kilting the Cavalier: Regional Heritage and Hybridity 77
5 Regional Diversity in Celebrating Regional Origin: German-American Volksfeste, 1870-1920 93
6 The Formation of Regional Identity: The Case of German-American Women in the Midwest 117
7 Community, Region, and Language Shift in German-Speaking Wisconsin 133
8 When Regionalism Meets Language Attitudes: Evidence from Perceptual Dialectology Studies in North America 145
9 Concepts of Region and Regional Distinctiveness Relating to Native American Studies 159
Part II New Visions of the American Northwest
10 Globalization, Jurisdiction, and Welfare in the Pacific Northwest 175
11 Fabricating a Place for Vancouver in the Pacific Northwest 195
12 Eden in Jeopardy: Sites of Insight in Fiction from the Canadian West 209
13 Cascadia: A "Region" in the Pacific Northwest 225
Part III Ideas and Images of the North
14 Cultural Borealism and the Canadian Imagination 239
15 "My Canada Includes the North": Literary Representations of the Canadian North in the 1990s 253
16 "I Certainly Like That As an Ideal": The Androgyny of the North in Aritha van Herk's No Fixed Address 273
17 Comparing Mythologies: The Canadian North versus the American West 283
Part IV Memory's Region: The South
18 Recasting Southern History: Racial Reconciliation in a Multicultural Age 295
19 Memory's Region: Race and Place in the American South 313
20 A Tale of Two Regions: Frederick Law Olmsted, Tom Wolfe, and Public Space 325
21 Walker Percy's Sense of Place 337
22 The South and the Spirit of 1968: George Garrett's The King of Babylon Shall Not Come Against You 347
23 Retrospect and Prospect: Region in Global and Comparative Perspective 355
Epilogue 371
Index 373
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