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Mental Territories : Mapping the Inland Empire (97 Edition)

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Rarely recognized outside its boundaries today, the Pacific Northwest region known at the turn of the century as the Inland Empire included portions of the states of Washington and Idaho, as well as British Columbia. Katherine G. Morrissey traces the history of this self-proclaimed region from its origins through its heyday. In doing so, she challenges the characterization of regions as fixed places defined by their geography, economy, and demographics. Regions, she argues, are best understood as mental constructs, internally defined through conflicts and debates among different groups of people seeking to control a particular area's identity and direction. She tells the story of the Inland Empire as a complex narrative of competing perceptions and interests.<P>Applying the theoretical works of cultural studies to historical questions, Morrissey interprets the words and actions of railroad magnates, gravediggers, Indians on reservations, promoters, women homesteaders, union organizers, civic leaders, government agents, novelists, farmers, and investors. In the discourses about who belonged and who did not belong to defined communities or regions, residents participated in important representational struggles that had and continue to have significant material consequences.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-211) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801483264
Author:
Morrissey, Katherine G.
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
North American
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Regionalism
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Culture conflict -- Washington (State) -- Spokane Region -- History.
Subject:
Inland Empire
Subject:
Spokane Region
Subject:
Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) -
Subject:
Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) - History -
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Series Volume:
#96-436
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.26x6.14x.57 in. .72 lbs.

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