Embodiment of a Nation
Human Form in American Places
By (author) Cecelia Tichi
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Embodiment of a Nation by Cecelia Tichi
Book DescriptionFrom Harriet Beecher Stowe's image of the Mississippi's "bosom" to Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod as "the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts," the U.S. environment has been recurrently represented in terms of the human body. Exploring such instances of embodiment, Cecelia Tichi exposes the historically varied and often contrary geomorphic expression of a national paradigm. Environmental history as cultural studies, her book plumbs the deep and peculiarly American bond between nationalism, the environment, and the human body.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674013612
(227mm x 143mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Cecelia Tichi
Jack London, Hardback (September 2015)
Jack London (1876-1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the longstanding view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. In this major reinterpretation of London's career, Tichi examines how the beloved writer leveraged his written words as a force for the future.
Best of Times, Worst of Times, Paperback (April 2011)
A collection of short stories depicting and analyzing key issues in America's "New Gilded Age"
Life in the Iron Mills, Paperback (March 1998)
A definitive edition of this ground-breaking, classic American industrial and feminist novel. As well as the complete text of the novel, the volume includes a range of primary documents on the themes of work and class, art and industry, social reform and women and writing.
Electronic Hearth, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Cecelia Tichi
Cecilia Tichi argues that TV is an environment--a pervasive screen-world that saturates almost every aspect of modern life. In Electronic Hearth, she looks at how that environment evolved, and how it, in turn, has shaped the American experience.
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Author Biography - Cecelia Tichi
Cecelia Tichi is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of New World, New Earth and Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America, as well as several novels.
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