Landscape and Power
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Edited by W. J. T. Mitchell
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Landscape and Power by W. J. T. Mitchell
Book DescriptionThe first edition of this book, published in 1994, reshaped the direction of landscape studies by considering landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This second edition adds not only a new preface, but five new essays from Edward Said, W. J. T. Mitchell, Jonathan Bordo, Michael Taussig, and Robert Pogue Harrison-extending the scope of the book in remarkable ways."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226532059
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author W. J. T. Mitchell
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Features three essays that engage the extraordinary Occupy movement that has swept across the world, examining everything from self-immolations in the Middle East to the G8 crackdown in Chicago to the many protest signs still visible worldwide.
Seeing Through Race, Hardback (May 2012)
According to Mitchell, a "color-blind" post-racial world is neither achievable nor desirable. Against claims that race is an outmoded construct, he contends that race is not simply something to be seen but is a fundamental medium through which we experience human otherness. Race also makes racism visible and is thus our best weapon against it.
Cloning Terror, Paperback (December 2010)» View all books by W. J. T. Mitchell
The phrase 'War on Terror' has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete. Exploring the role of verbal and visual images in the War on Terror, the author finds a conflict whose shaky metaphoric and imaginary conception has created its own reality.
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Author Biography - W. J. T. Mitchell
W.J.T. Mitchell, the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, is the editor of Critical Inquiry and author of several books, including The Last Dinosaur Book also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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