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Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life

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In Country of Exiles, William Leach, whose Land of Desire was a finalist for the National Book Award, explores the troubling effects of our national love affair with mobility.  He shows us how the impulse to pull up stakes and find a new frontier has always battled with the need to put down roots, and how a new cosmopolitanism has seized our national identity.

Leach takes us across a featureless America, where strip malls homogenize a once varied and majestic landscape, and where casinos displace the Native American spiritual connection to the land. He shows us a culture where everyone, from CEOs to office temps, abandons the notion of company loyalty, and where rootless academics posit a world without borders.  With compelling vision and insight, Leach reveals the profound but often hidden impact of America's disintegrating sense of place on our national and individual psyche.

About the Author

William Leach lives in Carmel, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679758655
Author:
Leach, William
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
William R. Leach
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
1970-
Subject:
United States Civilization 1970-
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02x5.35x.65 in. .50 lbs.

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History and Social Science » American Studies » 80s to Present
History and Social Science » American Studies » General
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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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