The Written Suburb: An American Site, An Ethnographic Dilemma / Edition 1

The Written Suburb: An American Site, An Ethnographic Dilemma / Edition 1

by John D. Dorst, John D. Dorst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812212827

ISBN-13: 9780812212822

Pub. Date: 05/28/1989

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Chadds Ford, an upscale suburb in southeastern Pennsylvania, devotes a lot of energy to creating a historical identity. Numerous institutions participate in this task, including museums, a land conservancy dedicated to the preservation of its historical landscape, and the Historical Society, which is responsible for an annual community celebration. Larger

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Overview

Chadds Ford, an upscale suburb in southeastern Pennsylvania, devotes a lot of energy to creating a historical identity. Numerous institutions participate in this task, including museums, a land conservancy dedicated to the preservation of its historical landscape, and the Historical Society, which is responsible for an annual community celebration. Larger institutions related to regional tourism and suburban development generate a steady flow of texts about Chadds Ford in the form of glossy travel magazines, pamphlets, brochures, and gallery displays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812212822
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1989
Series:
Contemporary Ethnography
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Postmodernity as an Ethnographic Dilemma . . . Chadds Ford Souvenirs . . . Some History . . . Chadds Ford as a Site of Postmodernity: Veneers, Vignettes, & the Myth of Tradition . . . Chadds Ford Days: Living History & the Closed Space of Postmodern Consumption . . . An Allegory of Museums: A Comparative Reading of Two Gallery Displays . . . Conclusion: Self-estrangements

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