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Over the Edge : Remapping the American West (99 Edition)

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"This anthology represents the state of the art in scholarship on the U.S. West and charts new paths for western historians involving cultural studies, feminist theory, and even legal criticism. It problematizes the entire field of western history by challenging our notions of what subjects, materials, and themes qualify as 'western' and especially by showcasing the power of cultural studies in illuminating the many strands of western life. Over the Edge is an exceptional contribution to western studies, one which reflects the theoretical energy of an evolving discourse."—Vicki L. Ruiz, Arizona State University

"A manuscript of unusual personality, charm, and force; it should greatly please a wide range of readers, including those sophisticated about conservation and land-use questions, and it should make even the hardest-line ranchers think some new thoughts about their future strategies."-Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia

"What a grand collaboration: Kittredge's words and the Blakes' images take us to the soul of the Klamath Country, at once a magnificent, battered, and resolute landscape. This finely-crafted blend of artistry, history, literature, public policy, and ecology tells the full and compelling story of one great western place and its people. In so doing, Balancing Water tells us a great deal about how, if we find the common will to work it right, we can shape the futures of other watersheds across the west."--Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado, and author of Fire on the Plateau and The Eagle Bird

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From the Gold Rush to rush hour, the history of the American West is fraught with diverse, subversive, and at times downright eccentric elements. This provocative volume challenges traditional readings of western history and literature, and redraws the boundaries of the American West with absorbing essays ranging widely on topics from tourism to immigration, from environmental battles to interethnic relations, and from law to film. Taken together, the essays reassess the contributions of a diverse and multicultural America to the West, as they link western issues to global frontiers.

Featuring the latest work by some of the best new writers both inside and outside academia, the original essays in Over the Edge confront the traditional field of western American studies with a series of radical, speculative, and sometimes outrageous challenges. The collection reads the West through Ben-Hur and the films of Mae West; revises the western American literary canon to include the works of African American and Mexican American writers; examines the implications of miscegenation law and American Indian blood quantum requirements; and brings attention to the historical participation of Mexican and Japanese American women, Native American slaves, and Alaskan cannery workers in community life.

About the Author

Valerie J. Matsumoto is Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982 (1993). Blake Allmendinger is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of The Cowboy: Representations of Labor in an American Work Culture (1992).

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS:

Blake Allmendinger

Karen Anderson

Miroslava Chavez

Mike Davis

Arleen de Vera

William Deverell

Douglas Flamming

Chris Friday

Anne E. Goldman

Ramón A. Gutiérrez

Louise V. Jeffredo-Warden

Susan Lee Johnson

Patricia Nelson Limerick

Jesús Martínez-Saldaña

Valerie J. Matsumoto

Mary Murphy

Melissa L. Meyer

Peggy Pascoe

Virginia Scharff

Jill Watts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520211490
Editor:
Matsumoto, Valerie J.
Editor:
Allmendinger, Blake
Editor:
Matsumoto, Valerie J.
Editor:
Allmendinger, Blake
Author:
Matsumoto, Valerie J.
Author:
Allmendinger, Blake
Editor:
Allmendinger, Blake
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Regionalism
Subject:
Sex role -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
West (U.S.) Civilization.
Subject:
West (U.S.) Ethnic relations.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 bandw photos, 3 maps.
Pages:
411
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 23 oz

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From the Gold Rush to rush hour, the history of the American West is fraught with diverse, subversive, and at times downright eccentric elements. This provocative volume challenges traditional readings of western history and literature, and redraws the boundaries of the American West with absorbing essays ranging widely on topics from tourism to immigration, from environmental battles to interethnic relations, and from law to film. Taken together, the essays reassess the contributions of a diverse and multicultural America to the West, as they link western issues to global frontiers.

Featuring the latest work by some of the best new writers both inside and outside academia, the original essays in Over the Edge confront the traditional field of western American studies with a series of radical, speculative, and sometimes outrageous challenges. The collection reads the West through Ben-Hur and the films of Mae West; revises the western American literary canon to include the works of African American and Mexican American writers; examines the implications of miscegenation law and American Indian blood quantum requirements; and brings attention to the historical participation of Mexican and Japanese American women, Native American slaves, and Alaskan cannery workers in community life.

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