Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes

Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes

by Bill Conlogue

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Overview

The global economy threatens the uniqueness of places, people, and experiences. In Here and There, Bill Conlogue tests the assumption that literature and local places matter less and less in a world that economists describe as “flat,” politicians believe has “globalized,” and social scientists imagine as a “global village.” Each chapter begins at home, journeys elsewhere, and returns to the author’s native and chosen region, northeastern Pennsylvania. Through the prisms of literature and history, the book explores tensions and conflicts within the region created by national and global demand for its resources: fertile farmland, forest products, anthracite coal, and college-educated young people. Making connections between local and global environmental issues, Here and There uses the Pennsylvania watersheds of urban Lackawanna and rural Lackawaxen to highlight the importance of understanding and protecting the places we call home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271063225
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Bill Conlogue is Professor of English at Marywood University.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures and Maps

Preface: Homework

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Orientation

1 Working Watersheds

2 Merwin and Mining

3 Fixing Fence

4 Barn Razing

5 Other Places

6 Rendering the Mounds of Home

Coda: Watersheds in Play

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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