The Lie of the Land: Migrant Workers and the California Landscape / Edition 1

The Lie of the Land: Migrant Workers and the California Landscape / Edition 1

by Don Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816626936

ISBN-13: 9780816626939

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

At last, a book that magnificently draws together a sophisticated reading of landscape with a committed understanding of the labor process involved in its construction. Mitchell's analysis appropriates the best of studies of representation while critiquing their abstraction from material production. All this while capturing the role of migrant workers in the making of…  See more details below

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At last, a book that magnificently draws together a sophisticated reading of landscape with a committed understanding of the labor process involved in its construction. Mitchell's analysis appropriates the best of studies of representation while critiquing their abstraction from material production. All this while capturing the role of migrant workers in the making of the California landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816626939
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction / Migratory Workers and the California Landscape 1913-19421
1California: The Beautiful and the Damned13
2Labor and Landscape: The Wheatland Riot and Progressive State Intervention36
3Subversive Mobility and the Re-formation of Landscape58
4Marked Bodies: Patriotism, Race, and Landscape83
5The Political Economy of Landscape and the Return of Radicalism110
6The Disintegration of Landscape: The Workers' Revolt of 1933130
7Reclaiming the Landscape: Learning in Control the Spaces of Revolt136
8Workers as Objects/Workers as Subjects: Re-making Landscape176
Conclusion: The Lie of the Land198
Names263
Index239

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